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Car Slams into Parked Cars, Flips in Tacony

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    Driver of Flipped Car 'Reeked of Alcohol': Investigator

    Accident investigators were working the scene Thursday where a car flipping over and hit several parked cars in the Tacony neighborhood of Philadelphia. NBC10's Monique Braxton has reaction from neighbors who woke up to find vehicles damaged. (Published Thursday, May 7, 2015)

    A 22-year old man was taken to the hospital in handcuffs after a car slammed into parked cars and flipped over along a street in Tacony Thursday morning.

    The crash, caught on surveillance video, happened along Unruh Street between Tackawanna and Charles Streets around 4:30.

    Video showed the red Honda Accord slamming into a parked car, flipping over and coming to rest on its roof in the middle of Unruh Street. The car caused a chain reaction crash with the initial parked car hitting an SUV. A truck on the other side of the street was also damaged upon the Accord landing upside-down.

    "I mean, to see a car upside-down like that, it was like a scene out of a movie," said the owner of one of the cars.

    Police said one person from inside the car was taken to Aria Torresdale hospital in handcuffs. Police said the person would be tested for driving under the influence. One investigator added that the driver reeked of alcohol.

    Witnesses said the driver was speeding and then lost control of the car.

    Another person from inside the car fled the scene.

    Unruh street remained closed in the area as police investigated.

    This is a developing story. Check back for updates.