A police-involved car accident injured an officer this afternoon in South Philadelphia.
While attempting to stop a car shortly before noon, a police cruiser slammed into a private vehicle at the intersection of 17th Street and Forrestal streets, then struck a parked car.
The officer was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with neck and back pain and is expected to be treated and released.
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The front end of the police car and both private vehicles suffered heavy damage.
There is no word if charges will be filed against either driver.