8 injured in North Phila. chain reaction crash

8 people were injured during a chain reaction crash in North Philadelpha that involved five vehicles and a SEPTA bus on July 22, 2012.

July 22, 2012 9:23:22 PM PDT
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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