Police ID alleged DUI driver accused of hitting 2 adults, 2 children
Police have identified an alleged drunk driver accused of injuring four people in Oxford Circle Saturday night during what authorities say was a DUI crash.
Investigators said Erika Williams, 28, was shortly before 11 p.m. driving a blue 1994 Oldsmobile at a high rate of speed along the 900 block of Anchor Street when a ball rolled into the roadway.
Williams allegedly tried to swerve but instead jumped the curb, striking four pedestrians – a 5-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, along with their 36-year-old mother and a second woman, 33.
Medics rushed the kids to Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
Police said the 5-year-old girl suffered a severe leg injury and remained in critical condition Sunday.
The 3-year-old boy was in stable condition as he underwent treatment for a dislocated pelvis.
The children’s mother was taken to Temple University Hospital for a hand laceration, along with leg and head pain, while the 33-year-old woman was receiving treatment for minor injuries Sunday at Aria Health-Torresdale.
Police arrested Williams Saturday night on suspicion of DUI and transported her to the Philadelphia Police Detention Unit for testing.
Williams, of the 5500 block of Hill Creek Circle in Crescentville, was on Sunday charged with four counts each of DUI, aggravated assault while driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, simple assault and possessing an instrument of crime.