Police Say This Woman Ran Over Two People With an SUV

Amputation was required after Precious Coleman allegedly struck a woman with a Dodge Durango over what police are calling disagreement over a man.


What were you doing on Friday around 2 p.m.? Getting back from a long lunch? Trying to finish up that pile of work on your desk? Maybe getting ready to head out of town for a little getaway? Not Precious Coleman. No, according to police, the 29-year-old woman was busy running people over with her 2004 Dodge Durango.

The melee occurred on the 4400 block of North 17th Street in North Philadelphia, within spitting distance of the Roosevelt Boulevard. Police say that Coleman had an ongoing beef with a 24-year-old woman over a man, and when Coleman and her SUV came speeding down 17th Street where the 24-year-old was sitting on a porch at her mother’s house, the 24-year-old ran up to confront Coleman, while a 37-year-old man who was present chased after the woman to stop her.

Coleman allegedly jumped the curb, striking both of them and pinning the woman against the porch. Understandably, Coleman fled the scene, according to police.

When police arrived, they found that the woman’s leg was seriously injured, and they placed a tourniquet on it. Both of the victims were transported to Einstein Hospital, where the woman’s leg had to be amputated. The man suffered mostly scrapes and bruises.

But the damage didn’t end there. As the whole mess was transpiring on the street, the 24-year-old woman’s mother came running out of the house to see what was happening and remained outside for some time. Unfortunately, she had been in the middle of cooking, and a fire started in the kitchen. The fire department came out and put out the fire.

Within 12 hours police located Coleman’s Durango, which had significant front passenger-side damage, in an alley near the 6000 block of North Marvine Street, about a 10-minute drive from the scene of the crime. And at 11 a.m. on Saturday, police arrested Coleman outside of her home on the 2800 block of Van Pelt Street.

Coleman has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, in addition to other offenses, and her bail was set at $750,000. She is being held at the Riverside Correctional Facility. A preliminary hearing is set for May 4th. According to court records, Coleman is on probation for a 2010 food stamp fraud case.

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