Speeding driver goes airborne in Frankford, vehicle slides for a block on its roof: Police

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police say a speeding driver went airborne before crashing back down on a Frankford street.

It happened around 4 a.m. Sunday on Bridge Street near Ditman Street.

Police said the male driver was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed when he slid on the ice-covered road and struck a pole.

The impact caused the vehicle to go airborne. It struck an awning above a doorway before landing on its roof.

The upside-down vehicle then slid a full city block before coming to a stop, police said.

The driver was taken by ambulance to the hospital for multiple injuries.

Police said charges are pending.
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