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Driver In Custody After Striking 7-Week-Old In Stroller

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police say a driver is in custody after he ran a red light at Westmoreland and Aramingo Avenues and struck a 7-week-old baby, who was being pushed in a stroller by her parents.

Police say the accident happened at 2:35p.m. Wednesday afternoon as the baby’s parents were out for a rainy day stroll. Police say they had a green light and were pushing their daughter across Westmoreland Street when the driver plowed into them.

The baby suffered head trauma. She’s reported in stable condition at St. Christopher’s hospital. The parents were uninjured.

Natasha Brown reports…

According to reports the driver attempted to flee the scene, but was forced to stay by neighbors.

Police say charges against the driver are pending.

Reported by Pat Loeb, KYW Newsradio

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One Comment

  1. kim says:

    The driver should spend 5 years in jail and get a lifetime driving ban

  2. Christina says:

    the city really needs safer drivers. Red light cameras will only catch the aftermath of an accident, not prevent it from happening. My thoughts go out to the baby and her family. SLOW DOWN AND PAY ATTENTION WHILE YOU DRIVE!

  3. tiredofitall says:

    My Prayers go out to the Baby and Parents of this Precious child. I hope she will make a full recovery.

  4. Steven Cutillo says:

    I live right their. The city REALLY NEEDS a red light camera put on this corner. They would make a fortune.

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