Car crashes down steps to Gallery mall in Center City

This red, older model Oldsmobile Achieva crashed down the steps at the entrance to The Gallery at Market East early Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (Photo / Ebony Gambrell)
This red, older model Oldsmobile Achieva crashed down the steps at the entrance to The Gallery at Market East early Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (Photo / Ebony Gambrell)
Posted: July 25, 2012

A car crashed through a handrail and down steps leading to the entrance of The Gallery at Market East during rush hour this morning in Center City.

The crash occurred at 9th and Market Streets shortly after 7 a.m. It involved a red, Oldsmobile Achieva and a gray Dodge Caravan minivan.

No one appeared to be seriously injured.

But the scene drew astonished commuters as the Achieva perched half-way down the concrete steps between Kmart and the mall's entrance.

The identities of the drivers were not immediately available, but both vehicles had Pennsylvania license plates.

Traffic was closed on 9th Street and only one lane was getting by westbound on Market until about 7:40 a.m. when two crews were able to remove the vehicles.

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