3 Hurt as Philadelphia Police Car, Taxi Collide at Intersection

A Philadelphia Police cruiser responding to a call collided with a taxicab early Tuesday landing three people in the hospital.

The cars collided at the six-point intersection where N 56th street intersects with Haverford and Westminster avenues in West Philadelphia around 3 a.m. The female officer, the cabbie and a taxi passenger all suffered non-life-threatening aches and pains, said police.

The cruiser had its lights and siren on while responding to a report of a person with a gun at the time of the crash with the 215-Get-A-Cab taxi, said investigators.

The exact cause of the wreck remained under investigation Tuesday. Police said no one involved in the crash appeared impaired.

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