Police chase ends in violent crash in SW Philly

January 29, 2013 10:03:33 AM PST
Philadelphia police are looking for the driver of a car who crashed into another vehicle while officers were in pursuit.

The man who police were initially trying to pull over took off on foot and remains on the loose. His car was towed from the scene Tuesday morning, but some of the wreckage from the crash remains at the intersection of 46th Street and Springfield Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.

Antoine Jones, who lives nearby, tells Action News, "This is amazing. I had no idea it was so big."

Neighbors who live near the scene of the crash surveyed the wreckage left behind. Many woke up to the sound of the booming collision around midnight.

One neighbor explained what he heard, saying, "It was just one great big tremendous roar. Broke down the fire hydrant, knocked down the sign, and I felt the vibration in the house."

Police say officers had tried to pull over a vehicle, when the driver took off, and police followed. The chase was brief, and ended when the suspect's car crashed into another car belonging to an innocent driver.

Several parked cars were hit in the process.

At least one person in the other vehicle was injured. The extent of their injuries are unknown at this time.


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