Shooting Victim Crashes Car While Driving to Hospital: Police

By Danielle Johnson
|  Monday, Jun 3, 2013  |  Updated 1:33 AM EDT
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Police say a 35-year-old shooting victim crashed his car while driving to a North Philadelphia hospital for help.  Two other people were injured including a pregnant woman.  NBC10's Daralene Jones reports.

Police say a 35-year-old shooting victim crashed his car while driving to a North Philadelphia hospital for help. Two other people were injured including a pregnant woman. NBC10's Daralene Jones reports.

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Police say a man who was shot multiple got into a car accident while driving to a North Philadelphia hospital for help.

Investigators say the 35-year-old man was shot multiple times in the upper body at an unknown location shortly before 6:49 p.m. Sunday. He was driving his pickup truck along the 2900 block of North Broad Street when he raced through the intersection of Broad and Glenwood Streets and slammed into two cars. Police say he was headed to Temple University Hospital.

Investigators say the man’s pickup truck flipped over. He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he is in critical condition, according to police.

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Two women in a Porsche were taken to Temple University Hospital with minor injuries. A 24-year-old woman suffered an arm injury and a possible broken finger. A 37-year-old pregnant woman suffered head and neck injuries. police say.

Clarence Cooper, the driver of the third car, was not injured but said he feared for his life.

“He came so close to me, scared me really because I thought he was going to land on me, but he didn't. That was the work of God," said Cooper.

Jay Hill, who witnessed the accident, says he tried to help the shooting victim.

“I ran over to help him out, but when he jumped out the car, he had all of this blood and stuff shooting out of him. So, like he had holes in his neck and everything,” said Hill.

Police are investigating the shooting and the accident.

Stay with NBC10.com for more on this developing story.
 

 


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