Driver Crashes Into Police Vehicle, Injuring 2 Officers: Officials

A man is accused of crashing into a police vehicle and injuring two officers before fleeing the scene in the Germantown section of Philadelphia Tuesday night.

Allen Terrell, 31, is charged with aggravated assault, causing and risking a catastrophe, simple assault, fleeing police and other related offenses.

Police say the ordeal began Tuesday around 9:50 p.m. when 35th District officers stopped Terrell's vehicle, a blue 2016 Chrysler 200. Terrell spoke to the officers and gave them his registration and other paperwork, according to officials. Police say the officers checked Terrell's records and determined that he had a suspended license.

As the officers prepared paperwork, Terrell put his vehicle in drive and fled southbound on 21st Street, police said. The officers at the scene notified police radio that Terrell had fled but did not pursue him.

Police say other officers assigned were driving eastbound on Conlyn Street and coming through the intersection at 21st Street when they were struck by Terrell's vehicle. Terrell then allegedly got out of his car and fled on foot before he was captured on the 5700 block of Woodstock Street by other responding officers.

The two officers struck by Terrell's vehicle were taken to Einstein Hospital. One of the officers was treated for contusions to the body, a broken left hand and broken ribs. The second officer suffered contusions to the head and body and a possible broken bone in his right leg. They are both in stable condition.

Allen suffered contusions to his body and a head wound. He was treated at Temple University Hospital.

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