80-year-old carjacked, dragged

January 23, 2009 3:20:36 PM PST
Philadelphia police are investigating a carjacking in the Frankford setion of the city.It happened around 3:00 pm. Friday in the 5200 block of Darrah Street.

Police say a 23-year-old man was shot six times in an unknown incident.

Still conscious, the man approached a blue car driven by an 80-year-old man.

Police say the 23-year-old tried to drag the driver out of the vehicle, but the man was still strapped into his seatbelt.

Still, the 23-year-old managed to get into the seat, and drive the car with the 80-year-old hanging out of the car, still in his seatbelt.

The drive only lasted a block before he passed out, crashing into a black Toyota before slamming into another car.

Police say the young man's friends arrived, put him in a car, and took him to Frankford Torresdale Hospital.

He is in critical condition, but is expected to survive his injuries.

The elderly man was taken to Temple Hospital, suffering from a severed thumb. He is also expected to survive.

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