A recent crash in the Philadelphia area demonstrates the danger of speeding. A single-car accident that occurred in the evening on Jan. 4 resulted in three fatalities. The crash happened close to the Franklin Mills Mall at approximately 8 p.m. when a motorist was apparently unable to maintain control of his maroon 1994 Grand Am.

The car was traveling north on Franklin Mills Circle and apparently flipped over after colliding with no less than three concrete barriers, causing two male occupants, the driver and a passenger, to be ejected from the vehicle. A woman riding in the car was stuck inside in a passenger seat. The car came to a standstill lying on its hood, upside down, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Police indicated that the vehicle was traveling at a high speed prior to the accident, and that the force of the collision with the concrete barriers was so severe that only one of the four tires remained attached to the car, and the battery of the car was flung away.

All three of the car’s occupants were pronounced dead shortly after emergency personnel were summoned to the scene of the accident. The female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene a few minutes after the two men, as it took some time for her to be extracted from the vehicle. Police officers remained on the scene for several hours conducting their investigation. All three accident victims were reportedly in their early 20s or late teens.

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