Officer responding to call hurt in crash on South Street

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A Philadelphia police officer who was responding to a call is recovering after a crash on South Street. (WPVI)

A Philadelphia police officer who was responding to a call is recovering after a crash on South Street.

It happened at 2 a.m. Tuesday.

A 3rd District officer was responding to the 300 block of South Street near Randolph Street, where two people reported they had been assaulted.

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A Philadelphia police officer is recovering after being hurt in a crash while responding to a call on South Street.


Following that assault there was a foot pursuit and reports that the suspect was armed.

Police say as the officer proceeded down South Street with her lights and siren activated, her patrol car was hit by a bread delivery truck at 11th Street.

The 45-year-old female officer was rushed by police to Jefferson University Hospital where she was treated and released for minor injuries.



Meantime, other officers were able to arrest a suspect in the assault case the officer was responding to.

The Action Cam was at 5th and South streets as that man was taken into custody.

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