A Philadelphia police officer is hospitalized after crashing his patrol car and hitting his head on the windshield while responding to a call for a convenience store robbery.
Police say the officer’s car spun 180 degrees and hit a guardrail around 5 a.m. Wednesday, causing the air bag to deploy and heavy damage to the vehicle’s front end.
Traffic is being redirected from the crash site on a tree-lined road in Pennypack Park in the city’s Bustleton section.
The officer is listed in stable condition at Aria Torresdale Hospital.
Police say the call for a robbery at the Wawa at Roosevelt Boulevard and Rhawn Street was unfounded.