Roosevelt Boulevard Crash Includes Cop Car

Six-vehicle wreck leaves at least 2 with non-life-threatening injuries

A Philadelphia Police cruiser was involved in a crash Wednesday morning along the northbound Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia.

The six-car accordion-style crash happened on the outer drive at Devereaux Street around 11 a.m. and left one person injured, police said.


The officer suffered a minor knee injury and a person from one of the other cars was taken away on a stretcher with what authorities were calling a non-life-threatening head injury.

The cars appeared to be involved in a chain-reaction crash as one car ran into the back of another with one car being turned off the side during the incident. The cop car was caught in the middle.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Traffic around the scene was snarled as crews worked for hours to clear the scene but cars were able to get by the crash on the inner drive.

As of 1:45 p.m. one lane in the outer drive was cleared, authorities said.

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