CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — Six people are in the hospital after the Chester police say they were hit by a car while leaving a church Saturday night. This happened in the 400 block of East 10th Street near Upland Street.
Police told CBS3 the victims were leaving the Iglesia Adventista Del Septimo Dia church when they were hit. One of the victims is a teenaged female.READ MORE: Police: Man Shot Multiple Times, Killed Inside West Oak Lane Corner Store
CBS3’s Alicia Roberts learned from eyewitnesses the church was gathered to welcome a new pastor when the incident happened.
BREAKING: Chester Police confirm 6 people were hit by a car while exiting church services at 400 E. 10th Street. Youngest victim is 13. Police say driver was taken to hospital, will be charged with DUI, per police. Investigators tell me driver was speeding. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/QEaY0XXrmW
— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) December 5, 2021
“I was coming out of my house, and I saw the car speeding down the street,” Dazaeonna Burrell told Eyewitness News.
“All you heard was skirrt then boom,” Burrell said.READ MORE: Philadelphia Veteran Marching To Gov. Wolf's Home To Urge Action On Gun Violence
Arnulfo Ariza had just finished services on his first day as the new pastor of the Iglesia Adventista when he said he heard two loud impacts
“We run to outside to check what happened,” Pastor Arnulfo Ariza said.
Officials said the driver is in the hospital; they were speeding at the time, but the incident was accidental, police said. The driver is expected to be charged with driving under the influence.
There is no word on the victims’ conditions at this time.MORE NEWS: Penn To Initiate Process To Review Complaints After Professor Amy Wax's Anti-Asian Comments
CBS3’s Alicia Roberts contributed to this report.