Arguing Passenger Grabs Steering Wheel, Crashes Car: Police

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    A driver and passenger were involved in an accident in East Falls after the passenger reportedly grabbed the steering wheel during an argument. (Published Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014)

    A car crashed overnight after a driver and a passenger got into a heated argument while traveling along a Philadelphia street.

    Philadelphia Police said the unidentified driver and passenger began arguing as they drove along Henry Avenue near Tilden Street in the city’s East Falls neighborhood around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

    The driver told police that the upset passenger then grabbed the steering wheel causing the silver sedan to go out of control before smashing into a gate in front of a home. The front end of the sedan was visibly damaged.

    Neither person was hurt.

    The unidentified passenger fled the scene as the driver waited for police to arrive.

    The incident remained under investigation. No one was immediately charged.