Off-Duty Officer Hit in DUI Accident

(credit: Jenn Bernstein)An off duty police officer has been injured by a suspected DUI driver early Tuesday morning. According to Philadelphia Police, the crash happened at about 2:00 a.m. at 57th Street and Haverford Avenue in West Philadelphia when a driver ran a red light at the intersection and hit an SUV owned by the officer.

A neighbor who lives in the house at the corner of the intersection was startled awake when it happened. Another resident who witnessed the crash, Joseph Carrington, told reporters that he heard the accident just outside of his home. Carrington also said that he witnessed four young men fleeing the scene of the crash. Carrington said that he immediately called 911.

Two of the men were apprehended by police and were taken to University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Investigators say that a third man showed up at the hospital, stating that he also had been involved in the accident while the fourth person remains at large.

The off-duty officer, whose name has not been released, was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for treatment of back and leg pain. Authorities say his injuries are not life-threatening.

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