Teen Driver Hits Two Houses in Philadelphia

By: Tametria Conner Email
By: Tametria Conner Email

Police in Philadelphia are investigating collisions in which a car hit two dwellings overnight. The crashes caused major damage. It happened around midnight.

Philadelphia Police Chief Richard Sistrunk said two teenage boys rammed into two homes and damaged portions of them. One house is located on Loper Street and the other is right around the corner.

Sistrunk said a 13-year-old was driving. The passenger was 15. He said the crashes caused thousands of dollars worth of damage.

"I heard a loud bomb and my cousin was calling my name so I jumped up," said homeowner A.J. Boler.

Boler and six relatives, including his small children, live in the house that suffered the most damage. He said luckily no one was injured, but they are without electricity and conditions are unlivable. The Red Cross has provided a temporary hotel stay for his family.

Sistrunk said the vehicle has been impounded and the teens were released to their parents, but the chief says they could face charges and be sent to the juvenile center. Boler said he plans on filing charges.

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