Driver sought after street racing crash in South Philadelphia located

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police say they have made contact with woman behind the wheel of a car that crashed while apparently street racing in South Philadelphia.

Philadelphia police released images of the suspect on Tuesday morning.

The image came from video taken by a witness on the scene of a crash that happened as cars were racing near 3rd and Pattison Avenue early Saturday morning.

Investigators say the driver of a white car with the decals lost control and slammed into another vehicle, trapping a woman underneath a truck.

Bystanders pulled her out and then surrounded the white car.

That driver managed to drive off.

Now, police believe a 21-year-old woman from the Scranton area was behind the wheel of the car.

Attorney Jordan Freeman represents the driver. He said she has agreed to speak to investigators later this week.

Meanwhile, Capt. Mark Overwise said police are asking for help in locating the injured pedestrian.

He said from the video it appears she was "pretty seriously injured." He said they would like to find her as they are concerned about her well being.

Overwise added investigators would like to talk to her to find out what happened from her perspective.

Action News spoke with a friend of the injured pedestrian who had been with her during the incident.

She told us she had been treated at a hospital and is now home with her family, but remains in considerable pain. The friend of the injured woman told us she would give police contact information for the injured pedestrian.

Anyone with information is urged to call 215-685-4181 or 215-685-4180.
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