Police pursuit from Darby ends in West Philadelphia; 4 people hurt

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) SkyFOX was over the end of a police pursuit that started in Darby and worked its way along McDade Boulevard into West Philly Tuesday afternoon.

Darby and Yeadon Police were after two men in a red Ford Fusion allegedly involved in a drug deal.

James Brockington was on his way home when he saw it.

"I saw the Yeadon Police chasing the car from 53rd Street and then next thing I know it was cops all over the place," said Brockington.

Investigators say the getaway car was involved in three accidents along the way.

"The car gets to 56th  and Catherine and is involved with a vehicle accident coming southbound. No one was injured," said Lieutenant John Walker with Philadelphia Police.

Police say the car kept going but the second crash at 53rd and Catherine was much worse. SkyFOX captured the victims being taken away.

"A second intersection accident happened with two vehicles. One north and one southbound. Each were occupied by two people. All four were transferred over to Penn Presbyterian by medics," said Lt. Walker.

Again, police say, the suspects kept going but crashed a third time a block away on Catherine Street where the driver hit two parked cars in the middle of the block. According to police, that’s when the two men bailed. One was caught right away;however, the second kept running.

"We got  reports from good citizens that the male ran into a laundromat and changed clothes and got on a SEPTA bus. That bus was followed to 58th and Christian where the  suspect was apprehended and taken into custody without incident," said Lt. Walker.

James Brockington says he’s thankful he wasn’t hurt.

"When people are doing things that they know they shouldn’t be doing they don't think about anybody else," said Brockington.

Two of the victims from the car crash are in critical condition. Two more are in stable condition. The suspects were taken back to Darby, but police say, they will face charges in Philadelphia as well.

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