Police: Speeding causes a driver to crash in NE Philly

November 21, 2012 7:35:55 AM PST
Police say speed played a role in a violent crash in Northeast Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.

The accident happened around 3:45 a.m. on the 7100 block of Oxford Avenue.

According to police, a driver travelling at a high rate of speed lost control, smashed into a parked pick-up truck and hit a house.

The force of the crash sent the driver into the back seat of the car which then burst into flames.

Rescue crews had to remove the driver who was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Commuters should expect delays on Oxford Avenue.