Police Chase Ends in Fatal Philly Car Wreck

A police chase, which started in Tinicum Township on May 23, ended in a fatal car crash in downtown Philadelphia.

The deadly chase began around noon when officers attempted to stop a Chevrolet Tahoe, near Route 291 and New Bartram Avenue in Lester, on suspicion of theft.

The SUV refused to stop and fled the area at a high rate of speed.

Police then set up spike strips on Bartram Avenue at Island Avenue in Philadelphia in an attempt to stop the Tahoe.

The driver of the SUV drove over the spike strips, disregarded the stop signal at the intersection, and crashed into a Chrysler Sedan which was crossing the intersection.

The collision sent the Tahoe rolling over onto its side.

Both the male driver and female passenger in the Chrysler Sedan were transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where the driver was pronounced dead upon arrival. The condition of the passenger remains unknown.

The driver of the Tahoe fled on foot but was apprehended by civilian witnesses. Both he and his passenger were taken to Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia to receive treatment for their injuries.

Further investigation into the incident has revealed that the Tahoe was reported stolen. Charges are currently pending against the driver.

The Bucks County car crash lawyers at Cordisco & Saile would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the driver of the Chrysler sedan, as well as our hope for a quick and full recovery to the injured passenger.