Investigators said Upper Darby Township police chased the SUV into Philadelphia on Haverford Avenue early Thursday morning.
Chase involving Upper Darby Township police ended with a vehicle hitting a pole & tree before overturning at Lansdowne & Haverford Ave., according to @PhillyPolice.— Corey Davis (@CoreyDavis6abc) August 20, 2020
📍West Philly, Overbrook Park line.
-No word yet on driver
-Power is out in surrounding area. PECO on scene @6abc pic.twitter.com/WQnE3Y9WvA
The driver of a Nissan Pathfinder lost control and crashed into a utility pole and at least two trees before flipping over at Lansdowne Avenue next to Morris Park, police said.
Power lines were down around the vehicle, but, police said, whoever was inside somehow got out despite the extensive damage and ran into the woods.
Officers followed a blood trail, but later lost track of the person, according to police.
Tow truck drivers are repositioning the SUV that flipped during a chase.— Corey Davis (@CoreyDavis6abc) August 20, 2020
The driver managed to get out and escape from Upper Darby police, officials say. @6abc
📍West Philly near Overbrook Park -Lansdowne Ave at Haverford. pic.twitter.com/mtsXFI34vi
Tow truck drivers worked throughout the morning to remove the SUV, revealing major damage to the vehicle.
PECO crews took several hours to replace the damaged pole, and were able to avoid a widespread power outage while making their repairs.
Investigators have not disclosed why they were chasing the driver.