Police: Driver tries to run down officer, flips over

July 21, 2011 8:36:45 PM PDT
Philadelphia police say a driver's attempt to run down an officer backfired.

The incident happened at Jasper and Westmoreland streets around 9:30 p.m.

It began when officers spotted a reported stolen vehicle.

Police say the driver tried to get away and attempted to run down an officer, but instead lost control and flipped over.

The driver was taken to Temple University Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The officer wasn't injured.