Man crashes into 21 cars in Francisville

A vehicle damaged late Wednesday night. A 21-year-old man was hospitalized after apparently striking numerous vehicles on Poplar Street in the city's Francisville section. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff Photographer)
A vehicle damaged late Wednesday night. A 21-year-old man was hospitalized after apparently striking numerous vehicles on Poplar Street in the city's Francisville section. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff Photographer)
Posted: October 12, 2012

A 23-year-old man was hospitalized late Wednesday night after striking 21 vehicles on a narrow city street in Francisville, apparently at a high rate of speed, police said.

The man was speeding down Poplar Street, at 20th Street, about 11:20 p.m. when his 2005 Chrysler 300 began striking the vehicles, police said.

All the cars were unoccupied and no one was injured other than the driver, whose identity has not yet been released.

Police said they did not know what caused the driver to lose control, but they do not suspect alcohol or medical issues played a role. Speed might have been a factor.

But police said they still are investigating and are unsure of the how the man would have been able to strike so many vehicles at once.

The man was taken to Hahneman University Hospital in Center City where he was listed in stable condition as of this morning.

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