Hit-&-Run Driver Blows Through Red Light, Strikes Officer’s Car

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    An off-duty Philadelphia Police officer's was hit by a suspected DUI driver.

    A suspected DUI hit-and-run crash left an off-duty police officer hurt overnight and at least three people in custody.

    A car full of four men heading down Haverford blew through a red light at the corner of 57th Street in West Philadelphia and collided with a car driven by an off-duty officer around 2 a.m., according to Philadelphia Police.

    The officer suffered injuries to his leg and back and is expected to be OK, according to police.

    Officer Hurt in Suspected DUI Wreck

    [PHI] Officer Hurt in Suspected DUI Wreck
    Police say a car ran a red light and struck the off-duty officer's car.

    After the wreck, all four men in the car ran off. Officers captured two men in a nearby park a short time later, one other person was taken into custody and another got away, according to police.

    The driver is expected to be charged with DUI and drugs may have been found in the car, according to investigators.

    Accident investigators remained on the scene for hours after the crash trying to figure out exactly what happened. A traffic signal at the corner also needed replaced after being knocked down during the wreck.