4 Hurt in Multi-Car Crash on MLK Drive

4 cars collide, 4 people hurt

Four people were hospitalized after four cars collided along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Fairmount Park Thursday morning.

The crash happened around 8:45 a.m. near Montgomery Drive. A short time later firefighters said that at least one person was hurt and taken to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Police later confirmed that three others were also transported from the wreck. The conditions of the injured people weren't released.

Chopper 10 was over the scene where the four sedans crashed into each other. Each vehicle appeared heavily damaged -- some with the airbags visibly deployed -- and one car was even pushed off the roadway and completely onto the grass.

The cause of the crash was under investigation but accident investigators tell NBC10's Monique Braxton that it appeared that a driver crossed the middle line and hit the other cars.

Traffic to the area was being blocked by police. As of 10:45 a.m. all lanes remained blocked.

By 12:45 all lanes were reopened, police said.

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