Philadelphia police officer struck by fleeing car in Hunting Park
PHILADELPHIA - September 27, 2013 (WPVI) -- A Philadelphia police officer was hospitalized after being struck by a fleeing car. The driver of the car was also hospitalized.
It happened before 8:00 p.m. Friday in Hunting Park.
Police say officers spotted a stolen car and were approaching the vehicle when the driver suddenly took off, hitting a bicycle patrol officer.
The suspect then lost control and crashed the car into a cleaning business at 9th Street and Erie Avenue.
Both the officer and the driver were taken to Temple University Hospital.
The officer was not seriously injured and was held for observation.
The 30-year-old driver was being treated for injuries said to be non-life-threatening.
There was no immediate word what charges might be filed.
philadelphia news, accident, local/state
- Homes damaged by Ocean County forest fire
- Winds Ease Overnight
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Wedding crashers caught on camera
- Photo released of suspect in WCU indecent assault
- Forest fire up to 1500 acres in Cumberland Co.
- 2 attempted lurings near Upper Merion school
- 1 dead in shooting near Widener University
- Package prompts evacuation in Evesham
- Photos: Suspects wanted by Philadelphia Police 17 min ago
- 3 American doctors killed in Afghanistan
- Photos: National Pretzel Day Art & Fun Facts
- School stops serving Mountain Dew before tests