Kensington man charged in 8-car wreck that critically injured two
Inquirer staff writer Sam Wood reports: A Kensington man was charged this morning with triggering an 8-car traffic wreck in which two women - one of them six months pregnant - were critically injured, police said. David Ramos, 30, was driving a red Mitsubishi Eclipse westbound on Tioga Street about 2:30 p.m. Sunday when he struck a westbound Dodge Neon near C Street, sending the Neon into oncoming traffic, police said. The Neon then slammed into a utility pole, critically injuring the 33-year-old woman behind the wheel. Ramos - allegedly traveling at 80 mph - continued on and ran through a red light at B Street. In the middle of the intersection, Ramos' car slammed into the passenger's side of a 1996 Saturn sedan driven by a woman who was six months pregnant. The impact caused the Saturn to spin counter-clockwise and strike an SUV carrying a couple and their three young children, police said. Ramos' car then hit a Chevy Malibu and ricocheted, hitting a car parked along Tioga Street. That impact caused a chain reaction that damaged two other parked cars. The wild ride ended when Ramos' Mitsubishi flipped onto its roof, police said. Ramos, who suffered a broken leg and ankle, was treated at Hahnemann University Hospital where police charged him with aggravated assault, simple assault, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment. Read more breaking news in our From The Source blog.