3 injured after stolen car crashes, catches fire in Fairmount Park

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Three people are hospitalized after an accident and fire involving a stolen vehicle in Fairmount Park. (WPVI)

Three people are hospitalized after an accident and fire involving a stolen vehicle in Fairmount Park.

The crash occurred around 5:56 p.m. Wednesday on the ramp to I-76 eastbound near Montgomery Drive.


Police say two males, operating a car reported stolen out of Northeast Philadelphia, were traveling eastbound on the Schuylkill Expressway at a high rate of speed and struck a Toyota RAV4 that was on the exit ramp.

The two men fled the scene, but were apprehended nearby, police say.

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Chopper 6 was over the scene as firefighters worked to put out the blaze.

The three occupants of the Toyota RAV4 were transported to area hospitals for nonlife-threatening injuries.

So far, no word on any charges filed.
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