PHILADELPHIA, PA : Off-duty officer facing DUI charges in crash that critically injured woman on Saturday, 6th February 2021
An off-duty Philadelphia police officer is accused of driving under the influence when he allegedly crashed his car into a home, injuring two people inside on Saturday night.
Action News spoke to a neighbor who says he helped a man dig through the rubble to find his wife who was pinned under the car.
Moments after a silver Dodge Dart crashed through the home in the 2800 block of Comly Road around 8:20 p.m., Martin Brown said he quickly looked outside. He lives two doors down from the home.
"I was in the kitchen and I heard what sounded like an explosion," said Brown.
Brown said a bystander who had pulled over, stayed with the driver while he tried to help the couple inside.
"He was screaming that his wife was stuck underneath of the car and that he needed to move the car in order to get to her," said Brown.
The two men dug through the rubble to find the 53-year-old woman.