3 people hospitalized after unauthorized pop-up car rally in Montgomery County – GNT NEWS

Three people were hospitalized after a crash early Sunday morning that police say was related to a sanctioned car rally in Montgomery County.

Abington Township Police said about 150-200 vehicles flooded the Willow Grove Park Mall parking lot just after 12:30 a.m. as part of the car rally. Police say those present were driving recklessly, revving their engines and spinning their tires.

When officers showed up, the participants took off — many of them headed south on 611 using both the southbound and northbound lanes, police said.

A short time later, a vehicle that police believe had recently left the rally crashed at Old Welsh Road and Fitzwatertown Road. Abington Township Police said the car was heavily damaged after it crashed into several parked unattended vehicles.

Photo by Weldon Fire Company.

The rear-seat passenger was ejected in the crash, police said, and the driver and front-seat passenger had to be rescued by emergency personnel. All three were taken to Jefferson Abington Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Speed ​​is believed to be a contributing factor, according to police.

“Unsafe events like this will not be tolerated and anyone identified will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” the Abington Police Department said in a statement.

Anyone with information regarding the rally or crash is asked to contact Abington Township Police Detective Robert Hill at 267-536-1101 or [email protected]

Last month, two people were killed and others injured during an unsanctioned pop-up car rally called H2Oi in Wildwood, New Jersey. Authorities announced four arrests in connection with the accidents and attacks at the rally.

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