Off-duty officer, driver injured in Roosevelt Blvd crash

December 30, 2012 5:15:39 AM PST
A crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia has left two people injured including an off-duty police officer.

It happened around 11:00 Saturday evening in the northbound lanes of the roadway near Bustleton Avenue.

Police say the driver of a Mitsubishi Eclipse struck a car. While fleeing the scene, the driver ran a red light and was struck by the off-duty officer's vehicle.

According to authorities the 25th district officer was on his way home from work.

Both drivers were taken to Hahnemann Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.


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