Driver Runs Away After Overturning SUV on Philly Street, Leaves Behind Trapped Passenger

Philadelphia police are searching for the driver who fled the scene after crashing and overturning a SUV, leaving behind a trapped female passenger.

The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. Friday in the 2600 block of Potter Street in the city’s Kensington section.

According to investigators, the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control and slid on snow. The SUV then struck a pole and overturned on its side.

Police say a person at the scene broke the rear window, cut the driver’s seatbelt and that’s when the driver ran away.

Rescue crews freed the trapped female passenger and she was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Police are working to identify the driver.

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