DUI Crash

Suspected DUI Driver Kills Man, Critically Injures Pregnant Woman, Police Say

The multi-vehicle crash occurred on the 4900 block of Whitaker Avenue Wednesday night leaving a Bucks County man dead, his pregnant passenger injured and the driver of another car arrested for driving under the influence

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  • A Bucks County man died and a woman who is five months pregnant was injured when their SUV was slammed into along a Philadelphia street Wednesday night.
  • The driver of the car believed to have caused the crash was arrested for driving under the influence, Philadelphia police said.
  • The crash remained under investigation Thursday.

A suspected DUI driver crashed into an SUV in Philadelphia Wednesday night, killing a man and critically injuring a pregnant woman, police said.

Police said a 43-year-old man was driving a gold Acura sedan around 9:40 p.m. along the 4900 block of Whitaker Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a Nissan SUV.

The SUV then crashed into a utility pole and struck two empty, parked vehicles., investigators said.

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An off-duty officer who was driving in the area witnessed the crash. Medics pronounced he 30-year-old SUV driver, later identified as Anthony O'Connor of Jamison, Pennsylvania, dead at the scene a short time later.

O'Connnor's passenger, a 30-year-old woman who is five months pregnant, suffered injuries to her abdomen and legs. She had to be cut out of the vehicle and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, police said.

The driver of the Acura was treated at a hospital for scrapes and cuts, police said.

Investigators said the driver and his female passengers both appeared to be impaired. The driver -- who has yet to be named -- was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said.

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