Collision started chain of events in Philadelphia fire, police say

  • Source: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
  • Published: 01/13/2022 09:13 AM

VIDEO: Police have released new details into a chain of events that resulted in a fire in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia. According to Philadelphia police, a driver was involved in a collision around 5:40 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of North 22nd Street and West Sedgley Avenue. The impact of the collision sent the driver's white sedan into a utility pole. Authorities said the pole then crashed into a vacant portion of a building, which is above the Out Kast Auto Club. The building caught fire and officials said it knocked out power to more than 150 people. Fire officials originally told Action News the driver hit the pole and left the scene before crews arrived. However, on Thursday, police released updated information saying the driver spoke to responding officers at the fire scene.


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