Philadelphia – Early Sunday morning saw the death of a mother after a careless driver traveling the wrong way along Roosevelt Blvd. collided into her family’s minivan.
According to authorities, investigators are concurrently trying to discover if the woman-driver, age 23, was driving under the influence when she went the wrong way on the south lanes of the Boulevard along the vicinity of Cottman.
At about 2:30 o’clock in the morning, the Buick of the errant driver slammed into a minivan, operated by Everton Taylor, age 33, with his wife, Althea Taylor, age 36, and their three-year-old daughter as passengers. All three sustained injuries and were transported immediately to a local hospital.
Taylor sustained a broken femur and was listed in critical but stable condition. The daughter had minor injuries. Initially, authorities believed that the mother suffered only minor injuries, but she expired an hour after the accident due to lacerated liver.
The Buick operator and her passenger were also taken to the hospital but their injuries were considered minor.
Philadelphia police reported that a car was being driven the wrong way along Roosevelt boulevard crash. when it hit a minivan head-on. It injured the father and daughter but killed the mother.
The wreck occurred at about crash around 2:30 o’clock that Sunday morning along the southern part of Shelmire Ave. in the section of Rhawnhurst.
Everton Taylor, the husband, was so devastated and spoke about his wife for a decade. He said that Althea was the best wife and mother of their five children.
The family was returning home from New York when a Buick approached them coming around the curve and was very fast.
It was coming closer and close; however Taylor was not able to dodge and prevent the rampaging vehicle to hit his van. He jumped out of the van, grabbing her daughter to safety.
Althea was screaming for help while he held her hand until she was rescued by the firefighters.
She was rushed to Medical Center of Albert Einstein but due to lacerated liver, she died a few hours later.
As the news reached their family and friends, they were shocked. Thelma Taylor, her mother-in-law, said that she was about to pass out when she heard of the tragedy.
Family friend, Shawn Morgan said that the Boulevard is a very dangerous area. It has been the site of several accidents; the authorities have to do something about it.
Police stated that the driver of the Buick, age 23 and passenger, age 24, also sustained minor injuries.
Taylor is hoping that the death of his wife would be justified. She was one of a million; the best wife and mother for him.
As investigation of the crash is continuing, no charges have been filed.
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