8 injured in North Phila. chain reaction crash
NORTH PHILADELPHIA - July 22, 2012 (WPVI) -- A driver was taken into custody for questioning after fleeing from a chain reaction accident in North Philadelphia that injured 8 people, police say.
At around 7:00 p.m. Philadelphia police and medics were called out to an accident at the intersection of 7th Street and West Allegheny Avenue.
When they arrived, transit police told officials that a Lincoln Navigator crashed into the vehicle, a minivan, in front of it that was stopped at a red light on Allegheny. That vehicle then struck another and another, ending with a SEPTA bus.
A total of seven vehicles were involved in this chain reaction.
Police say after the Navigator struck a minivan, the driver and passenger got out and ran.
However, transit police were coincidentally behind the Navigator. They chased the driver and caught him.
A total of 8 people were transported to area hospitals with what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries.
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