Van Hits Two People, Slams Into Newsstand at 16th and JFK

Police say two pedestrians were hospitalized following the late Tuesday morning crash.

Photo by Carolyn Huckabay.

Two pedestrians were hospitalized after a minivan jumped a curb in Center City and veered into them before destroying a newsstand positioned on the sidewalk.

Philadelphia police say two vehicles were involved in an accident near the intersection of 16th Street and JFK Boulevard around 11:43 a.m. Tuesday that sent the van hurtling over the curb.

Photos from the scene show that the van came to rest after crashing into a newsstand near the BB&T Bank not far from the entrance to Suburban Station:

Photo by Carolyn Huckabay.

Photo by Carolyn Huckabay.

Police officials tell Philly Mag the victims were two men, ages 38 and 77 years old. They were each transported to Hahnemann University Hospital. Their conditions are unknown.

The drivers of both vehicles remained on-site, police say. It’s unclear if either driver will be cited or face any criminal charges as a result of the accident.

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