Abington Twp. Crash: Dashcam video shows police responding to an unauthorized carpool at Willow Grove Park Mall

ABINGTON, Pa. (WPVI) — Dashcam footage obtained by Action News shows the moment police responded to an unauthorized carpool at Willow Grove Park Mall in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Abington Township Police say between 150 and 200 vehicles arrived at the rally in the mall’s first-floor parking lot around 12:34 a.m. Sunday.

Police say some of those present were driving recklessly, revving their engines and spinning their tires.

When officers responded to the area, the participants fled, police say, with many fleeing on Route 611 in both northbound and southbound directions.

A short time later, police say they received a call about a crash at Old Welsh Road and Fitzwatertown Road.

Police believe a driver who had recently left the rally crashed into several parked unattended vehicles. The struck vehicle came to rest in the 2900 block of Old Welsh Road with serious damage.

The passenger in the back seat was ejected, the police say, while the driver and passenger in the front seat had to be freed by police and firefighters.

All three occupants of the car were taken to Jefferson Abington Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say speed is believed to be a factor in this crash, but note that the investigation is still ongoing.

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