PHILADELPHIA — A 15-year-old student driver accidentally killed two homeless men in a shopping center parking lot where her mother was giving her a lesson behind the wheel, cops said.
The incident occurred Monday evening in the parking lot of a Dollar Tree store in Philadelphia.
Witnesses say the two men were trying to help the teen navigate into a parking spot when the SUV suddenly lunged forward, pinning them against a wall.
“She was navigating into a parking spot and made a mistake. The vehicle lunged forward, striking two men who were seated at the wall of the dollar store,” Philadelphia Police Capt. Mark Overwise told WPVI-TV.
“My heart is ripped out. I lost two of my best friends,” pal Tim Stewart said.
Cops haven’t filed charges against the girl. Student drivers must be 16-years-old to receive their learner’s permit. The girl was in the car with her mother and two others at the time of the accident.