Tractor-trailer and car collide in Port Richmond

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Saturday, June 11, 2016
Tractor-trailer and car collide in Port Richmond

PORT RICHMOND (WPVI) -- A crash in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section left homes and businesses without power early Saturday morning.

The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. when the tractor-trailer and a car were going the same way.

The big rig was traveling south on the 3900 block of Aramingo Avenue, and making a wide turn onto Wheatsheaf Lane.

Police say, the driver of the car, did not wait, and tried to make the same turn.

And, that's when the tractor-trailer and car collided, snapping a pole, and knocking out power.

The impact of the crash caused fuel from the truck to spill onto the roadway.

Crews restored the power a short time later.

Police say the car's driver is in the hospital, and will be cited for DUI.