An automobile smashed into the wall of an apartment building on the 9900 block of Academy Road on Tuesday morning, causing extensive damage. Police said a woman driving a vehicle in the parking lot sometime around 11 a.m. pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake, hitting another vehicle and driving it into the wall, causing a large hole. The second car was unoccupied. The driver and her passenger complained of minor injuries and were treated at Aria Health Torresdale.
Philadelphia motorists know that it often seems like private tow truck operators know about traffic accidents before even the police do. On Friday, federal prosecutors offered an explanation as to why at least one local towing service often got the jump on the competition.