Woman Hurt, 15 People Evacuated After Car Crash Leads to Gas Leak

By David Chang
|  Saturday, Feb 1, 2014  |  Updated 9:32 AM EDT
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A person is in the hospital after a car crash led to a gas leak in Northeast Philly.

NBC10.com - Matt DeLucia

A person is in the hospital after a car crash led to a gas leak in Northeast Philly.

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Over a dozen residents returned to their homes after a car crash led to a gas leak in Northeast Philadelphia.

Police say two cars collided on Academy and Comly Roads around 3 a.m. on Saturday. A woman inside one of the vehicles was injured and taken to Frankford Torresdale Hospital. Police have not yet revealed her condition.

Officials say one of the vehicles in the crash struck a gas vent, leading to a gas leak. The intersection of Academy and Comly was closed and 15 people were evacuated from their homes.

Crews with PGW arrived at the scene to repair the damage. The workers shut off the vent and officials say the situation is now under control. The intersection was closed for a few hours before reopening shortly before 6 a.m. The displaced residents were then allowed back into their homes.

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