Two critical after car crashes in North Phila.

Posted: February 03, 2014

Two men were in critical condition after getting into two car crashes in North Philadelphia early Saturday, police said.

The driver appears to have been driving under the influence, police said, but blood-test results had not yet come back Saturday afternoon.

Shortly after 1:30 a.m., a red Toyota Camry struck another car on the 3200 block of North 16th Street, and the driver, a 29-year-old man, and passenger, a 21-year-old man, then fled.

The driver of the car that was hit was able to follow the Camry, and, near the intersection of North Broad Street and West Ontario Street, confronted the driver and passenger.

They took off once again, police said.

As the two were westbound on West Allegheny Avenue, the Camry hit an empty parked car and the driver lost control on the 2600 block of West Allegheny.

Medics extracted them from the car and took them to Temple University Hospital, where they were listed in critical condition, police said. The driver of the car that was first struck reported no injuries.

Police did not release the names of the two men, as the investigation continues and charges had not yet been filed. The driver suffered internal injuries; his passenger has a fractured pelvis, broken hand, and lacerated liver, police said.


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