Arrest in Camden hit-and-run that injured mother, 2 kids

CAMDEN - March 27, 2014

Officers were called around 8:30 a.m. Thursday to 5th and Line streets in Camden, New Jersey for the report of an overturned vehicle.

Neighbors came running when they heard the crash. They said a woman and her children had been in a SUV they was thrust onto its side, and that the other driver had fled.

Neighbors say the other vehicle ran a stop sign and slammed into the SUV, which was crossing through the Camden intersection.

The SUV then smashed into a white car parked at the corner. Witnesses explain a mother and two young children, ages 5 and 9, were trying to get out through the sun roof of the SUV, which was almost backed up against the parked car.

Medics arrived and took the family to the hospital.

The owner of the parked car hopes insurance will cover the damage, and says the vehicle might have even prevented the SUV from rolling further.

An officer on patrol later saw an SUV with heavy front-end damage at Mt. Ephraim and Chase streets. Thinking it may be the striking vehicle from the hit-and-run, the officer stopped the vehicle and the driver was taken into custody.

The driver, identified as 30-year-old David Kennedy of Williamstown, is now charged with motor vehicle and drug-related offenses.

The woman and her two children were taken to the hospital for evaluation after suffering minor injuries.

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