Police: 8 injured after car drives into crowd in nightclub parking lot

File photo. Credit: Rikard Larma / Metro File photo.
Credit: Rikard Larma / Metro

Eight people were injured early Saturday morning when police said a large fight in the parking lot of a Bustleton nightclub led to a group of people driving a Jeep through a crowd that amassed.

Investigators said the brawl touched off shortly before 3 a.m. in the parking lot of Studio 98, located at 9860 Bustleton Ave.

A group of men and women allegedly got into a silver Jeep Cherokee and plowed through the crowd that gathered, striking several people.

The Jeep didn’t stop after the crash, according to police, who said the vehicle was last seen driving north through the parking lot, then onto Bustleton Avenue.

Authorities said the car injured a total of eight women.

Four people were taken to Nazareth Hospital and four people were taken to Aria Health-Frankford, where two of them were placed in critical condition.

The remaining victims were in stable condition Sunday morning.

The Northeast Detective Division and Accident Investigation Division continue to investigate the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, to contact the Northeast Detective Division at 215-686-3153 or 3154, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing tips@phillypolice.com or by filling out this online form.

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