SUV Crashes Into Planet Fitness Gym In South Philadelphia


JIM, WE SEND IT BACK TO YOU. THANK YOU, CHANDLER, BREAKING OVERNIGHT CLOSE CALL FOR PEOPLE WORKING OUT AT PLANET FITNESS IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA. AN S.U.V. CRASHED THROUGH THE WINDOW THERE SENDING THE PEOPLE INSIDE SCRAMBLING. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER CRYSTAL CRANMORE LIVE AT THE SCENE IN OREGON AVENUE AND CRYSTAL, QUITE BIT OF DAMAGE THERE. GOOD MORNING, JANELLE, JIM. WELL, WORKERS INSIDE ARE CLEANING UP THE SHATTERED GLASS LEFT BEHIND AFTER THAT SUV PLOWED INTO THE BUILDING. NOW, YOU CAN SEE, THAT OUTSIDE CREWS ARE BOARDING UP THE FACILITY. NOW, EYEWITNESSES DESCRIBE THE STATE OF PANIC ONCE THEY HEARD THE COLLISION BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT IT WAS SOME KIND OF EXPLOSION. ALL THE DUMBELLS FELL. ALL OF THE FREEWAYS, JUST BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM. THEN SMOKE. CONFUSION INSIDE THIS PLANET FITNESS IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA AFTER POLICE SAY THIS SUV PLOWED INTO THE BUILDING, SHATTERING THE MIRROR AND WORKING OVER WORK OUT EQUIPMENT. BUNCH OF PEOPLE, JUST RUN. THE COLLISION HAPPENED ON THE 2300 BLOCK EVERY WEST OREGON AVENUE AROUND 9:30 SUNDAY NIGHT, ACCORDING TO POLICE. EYEWITNESSES SAY THERE WERE ABOUT 30 PEOPLE INSIDE THE GYM AT THE TIME. MOST WE ARE ARE TOLD RAN OVER TO HELP THE WOMAN THEY SAY WAS HINE THE WHEEL. PEOPLE WENT OVER TO HER, ASKED HER HOW SHE WAS, SHE WASN’T REALLY RESPONDING VERY WELL. BUT SHE WAS OKAY. AT LEAST PHYSICALLY, LIKE, BLOATING AND ALL, LIKE THAT WAY. BUT, WHEN THE POLICE CAME, THEY JUST LITERALLY LOADED HER UP, PUT A NECK BRACE ON, ROLLED HER OUT TO THE AMBULANCE. PEOPLE WERE CHECKING HER BUT SHE WASN’T REALLY SAYING ANYTHING, JUST SITTING THERE STARING. AUTHORITIES SAY THE DRIVER WAS TAKEN TO PENN PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER. EYEWITNESSES SAY NO ONE ELSE WAS INJURED. THEY CONSIDER THEMSELVES LUCKY. VERY LUCKY, WE WERE JUST GOING TO GO BACK, THERE ALWAYS BACK THERE. NOW, WE ARE WAITING ON OFFICIAL WORD ON CONDITIONS OF THAT DRIVER. NOW, IF YOU TAKE A LOOK INSIDE THE PLANET FITNESS YOU CAN SEE FEW PEOPLE IN THERE, WORKING OUT, BUT, THIS LOCATION HAS POSTED ON ITS WEBSITE THAT THEY ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED AT THIS POINT. AS POLICE TRY TO INVESTIGATE WHAT EXACTLY LED UP TO THIS CRASH. NOW, LIVE IN SOUTH

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