Friday, January 30, 2015

Police: 7 injured, 2 critically, in DUI crash outside Eagles game

Five people were injured - two critically - in a three-car crash that police say was caused by a drunk driver shortly before tonight's Eagles game in South Philadelphia.

Police: 7 injured, 2 critically, in DUI crash outside Eagles game

Seven people were injured — two critically — in a three-car crash that police say involved a drunk driver outside the Eagles game Thursday night.

The crash happened at 7:51 p.m., when a 25-year-old man, who police said was driving drunk, was traveling west on Pattison Avenue toward Broad Street in a Jeep Grand Cherokee and plowed into a Ford Escape carrying six people as the Ford attempted to make a U-turn on Pattison, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

All six people in the Ford were injured. One, a 25-year-old man, was ejected out the back window of the SUV and suffered head trauma, Small said. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition, but is expected to survive. A second man, 27, also suffered head trauma inside the Ford and was also critical at HUP.

The 28-year-old driver of the Escape and two other passengers were taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. They were all listed in stable condition late last night, Small said. The sixth passenger was in stable condition at HUP.

The 25-year-old driver of the Jeep suffered minor cuts to his face and head and was treated at Methodist Hospital before being arrested for DUI, Small said. His name was not yet released.

A third SUV, a Honda Pilot that was westbound on Pattison was hit by the Escape in the crash and incurred minor damage and non of its passengers were injured, police said. No one in that vehicle was found to be injured or impaired.

About this blog

Philly Confidential, which covers crime in Philadelphia and the suburbs, is written by Daily News staffers Dana DiFilippo, Stephanie Farr, Vinny Vella and Morgan Zalot.

E-mail tips to DiFilippo at difilid@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Farr at farrs@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Vella at vellav@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Zalot at zalotm@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

The Philly Confidential team
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected