Police arrest man after crash leaves 3 hospitalized in Southwest Philadelphia

Kimberly Adams
June 26, 2019 - 8:27 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man is in custody after police say he drove a stolen car, crashed it and left three people hospitalized in Southwest Philadelphia.

The incident began when police say they responded to a multi-vehicle accident along the 1400 block of South 50th Street around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

According to police, a 22-year-old man was behind the wheel of a stolen Toyota Versa that slammed into a U.S. Postal truck, which then crashed into a gray Hyundai.

"We had a carrier on the street performing their job duties and fell victim," said U.S. Postal Inspector Reginald Wade.

The crash left a 46-year-old postal worker in critical condition and two 21-year-olds, who were both inside the Hyundai, with lower back injuries.

“We have hundreds of thousands of mail carriers on the streets throughout this nation, performing a service for every American citizen. They do not deserve to fall victim to senseless acts like this.”

Following the crash, Wade said the driver of the stolen vehicle “exited and attempted to run, but was apprehended.”

Police say the driver was unharmed in the crash.