2 kids hurt, 2 arrested after police chase ends in Germantown

Tim Jimenez
December 04, 2019 - 7:38 am
A car crash here after a police chase injured two children on Tuesday.

Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A car chase involving Pennsylvania State Police led to a crash, and a 12-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl getting hurt Tuesday in Germantown.

State police say they tried to stop a silver Hyundai Entourage on I-76 4 p.m., but it kept going, and someone tossed a gun out of the van. 

The van got off the highway and drove to Morris Street near Queen Lane. Police say it swiped a few of the cars that were parked there and then slammed into another parked car. 

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That parked car hit the two kids: a 13-year-old girl, who may have suffered a broken ankle, and a 12-year-old boy, who suffered injuries to his lower left leg. Both are being treated at the hospital.

All signs of damage have been towed away, but neighbors remember a dramatic scene.

"It was really loud and just a continuous banging and crashing of all the cars colliding," said Emil Duffy, talking to CBS 3. 

He says his parked car was one of the ones hit in the collision -- at it was actually flipped upside-down.

"I understand that the police have a job to do and they want to catch a suspect, but this kind of chase happening in a residential neighborhood at 4 o'clock on a school day ... two kids got hurt," Duffy said.

State police say they arrested the two people who were in the van: the driver, identified as Renaldo McPercy Robichaw, and the passenger, identified as James Adams.

It's not clear yet what charges will be filed.