South Philadelphia

Officer Hurt Racing Toward Scene of Armed Robbery

The PPD's Accident Investigation Division was looking into the crash

A Philadelphia police SUV rests next to a dark civilian sedan after a crash. Both vehicles have front-end damage.

A Philadelphia police officer was hurt in a crash while racing to the scene of an armed robbery in South Philadelphia early Saturday.

The officer was on the way to a report of a robbery at a Dunkin Donuts on the 2600 block of S. 18th Street just before 5 a.m. when his or her police SUV collided with a civilian sedan less than a mile away, the Philadelphia Police Department said.

Police said the civilian struck the officer. The front driver’s side of the SUV and the front passenger’s side of the sedan sustained damage.

The officer was taken to a hospital for evaluation and listed in stable condition. The civilian was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and also listed in stable condition.


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The PPD's Accident Investigation Division was looking into the crash. Meanwhile, no injuries were reported at the scene of the robbery, though police said the suspect fled with $813 from the cash register.

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