Car Catches Fire After Slamming Into Police Van

By Dan Stamm
|  Monday, Jul 1, 2013  |  Updated 8:04 AM EDT
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Car Slams Into Police Van

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A man crashed his car into the back of this police van on July 1, 2013.

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A driver found himself in handcuffs after he slammed his car into a Philadelphia Police van causing a fiery crash early this morning.

The suspected DUI driver crashed into the back of parked police van -- a large camper-like vehicle -- around 5 a.m. near the intersection of 52nd and Market Streets -- right by the Market-Frankford El -- in West Philadelphia, according to police.

The man’s sedan burst into flames after the wreck, police said.

No officers were in the van at the time and no officers were hurt.

Investigators said that the driver suffered some bumps and bruises. He was going to be treated then arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

The driver wasn’t immediately identified.

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