Philadelphia police vehicles collide; 4 officers hurt

Friday, November 10, 2017 05:58PM
Philadelphia police vehicles collide; 4 officers hurt. Bob Brooks reports during Action News at 4pm on November 10, 2017.


KENSINGTON - A total of four police officers were injured after two Philadelphia police vehicles collided on Friday morning.

The wreck happened just after 10 a.m. at D Street and Indiana Avenue in the Kensington section.
VIDEO: Police vehicles involved in crash


The view from Chopper 6 HD showed one police SUV with significant front-end damage.

Another police SUV was up on a sidewalk with damage to its side. That vehicle also apparently struck both a building and a utility pole.

"I see one cop car coming up the 2900 block of D Street and one was coming up Indiana Avenue," said witness John Bayani. "They crashed against each other and it looked like 'Fast and Furious.' Cars kept spinning."

"I saw the officer jump out the cop car his face was all bloody and everything," Bayani continued.

Two officers were in each SUV. All of those officers were taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition.

Chopper 6 Video: Philadelphia police vehicles involved in crash


The crash happened as the officers were responding to the scene of a shooting investigation, police say.

In that incident, police say the 20-year-old male suspect was reportedly driving recklessly and got into an argument with another driver.

The suspect then fired a shot at the other driver and took off.

SEPTA police officers in the area heard the shot and began a pursuit. Those SEPTA officers stopped the suspect at Rosehill and Allegheny.

That suspect is now in custody.

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