Philly Police Officer Struck By Hit and Run Driver Near Mayfair
by Alex Lloyd Gross
March 31 2022
No serious injuries were sustained by the police. That’s the good news. The bad news is that a Philadelphia Police Officer assigned to the 15th District was struck by a suspected DUI driver last night. The incident happened on the 6700 block of Torresdale Ave. The officer had just pulled over a motorist for a traffic violation.
As she was walking back to her vehicle, a vehicle sped past, crossing over double yellow lines and hit the officer, police said.. She was thrown several feet . The officer was taken to Jefferson Hospital, Torresdale Division with head injuries and she is expected to recover fully. The driver that hit the officer sped away, blowing past several red lights and almost hit another police officer in a car at Torresdale and Cottman Avenues. That officer watched the driver pull over and get out of the car.
The male driver, aged 42 from Philadelphia started to walk down Torresdale Avenue as if nothing happened. He was arrested an suspicious of DUI, after speaking with him and he appeared to be intoxicated, police said. He will face charges related to the accident.