PHILADELPHIA The accident on Martin Luther King Drive on Thursday morning was nasty, involving two cars and a severely injured bicyclist.
But one of the first city employees on the scene was not a paramedic or a police officer. It was Mayor Nutter.
On her way to work Thursday morning, Lauren Walker, one of the mayor's aides, spotted the accident at the corner of Sweetbriar Drive and called her boss, mayoral spokesman Mark McDonald said.
Nutter happened to be a few cars behind his assistant and called 911 when he got to the scene.
Police said a Ford Focus traveling west struck a 63-year-old man riding a bicycle in a crosswalk Thursday morning. The impact threw him against another car, police said.