Car reportedly rams into crowd at fundraising event


Several people were injured after a car reportedly rammed into a crowd Saturday night at a fundraiser in Berwick, Pennsylvania.

The city’s addictions department was hosting a day-long fundraiser to benefit the families of Nescopeck fire victims, according to WNEP ABC-16.

Newsweek contacted the Berwick Borough Police Department for official details.

There were reports online that three helicopters were in the area and a fourth was requested, as well as a heavy presence of first responders. A report on the 12 County (PA) Fire Wire/News Page Twitter feed said a black Honda fled the scene, crossed the river and was involved in another incident in which the driver used a hammer to beat a woman.

The driver would be in custody.

A car reportedly rams into a crowd of people during a fundraiser in Berwick, Pennsylvania on August 13, 2022, and there are several first responders at the scene. Here, a police tape hangs from a barricade at the corner of South and 3rd Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 5, 2022, the day after three people were killed and 11 others were shot and injured, all within a few blocks of houses.
Photo by KRISTON JAE BETHEL/AFP via Getty Images

This report will be updated as new details emerge.


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