A West Philadelphia car accident involving two vehicles, including a police cruiser, leaves two people injured after the two vehicles collide in an early morning crash. The incident took place at approximately 1:00 AM on Friday, December 2, 2011, at 49th Street and Walnut Street.
According to reports, a police cruiser collided with another vehicle in the West Philly area. The force of the impact sent the police cruiser into a utility pole. Rescue crews transported the police officer to a nearby hospital where the officer was treated for injuries sustained in the crash. The injuries are described as non-life threatening.
The second driver is reported as suffering minor injuries in the collision. The driver’s identity and condition was not immediately made available.
There was no immediate indication as to how the accident occurred or who may have been at fault. It is believed that the officer was not responding to a call at the time of the crash.
The two-vehicle West Philadelphia car accident remains under investigation by local authorities as they try to determine what caused the two vehicles to collide.
This is a terrible accident, and we wish both victims a speedy recovery during this difficult time.