Police Cars Crash in Center City

At 21st and Spruce streets.


[Update 1:00 p.m.] A spokesperson for the Philadelphia Police Department offered this brief account to media in a written statement:

Today, Monday, October 13th at approximately 8:58 AM Unit 1(make and model not available at this time) while travelling Southbound on 21st Street at Spruce struck a police vehicle who was responding to a priority assignment on the passenger side. The police vehicle then struck a police vehicle which was parked and unoccupied.

Unit 1 driver and passenger were transported to the hospital for complaint of pain. The officer was transported to the hospital for scrapes and complaint of pain.

There is no further information available at this time.

[Original] Two police cars have crashed in Center City:

[Update] CBS Philly reports:

A Philadelphia police officer suffered a minor injury after a crash that involved two police cruisers and a third car Monday morning.

Authorities say one officer suffered cuts to their face. The injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The crash remains under investigation.