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Runaway Corvette hits 8 cars in S. Philly

The driver fled the scene
April 8, 2009 10:12:08 AM PDT
A driver is on the run after his runaway Corvette smashed into at least eight parked cars along a South Philadelphia street.

Police say the Corvette was moving at a high rate of speed when it went out of control at about 3:15 Wednesday morning and started smashing into cars along 18th and Moore Streets.

One neighor, Frank Dardanelli, told Action News that he heard the concussive sounds from his bedroom a half block away.

"What I heard, it was like a booming sound. Like boom, boom. And all of a sudden I heard like alarms going off."

When Dardanelli got outside he found that one of the cars smashed was his own.

The towtruck operator who moved the Corvette said that the car appears to be a rental. It has a Hertz GPS device in it.

Police say they found blood on the Corvette's airbags, a clear indication that the driver they are looking for is hurt.

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