Police Chase Ends In Philadelphia Fire Station

On December 11, 2004 at approximately 2300 hours Saturday Philadelphia police were in pursuit of a vehicle that had been reported stolen.

The chase ended inside Sqt-57's station, when the car lost control, hit a pedestrian and went through the medics bay door.

The car then hit Sqt-57 broadside by the officers door, pushing the truck up against the wall and crushing the park bench inside the station.

Fortunately no one inside the station was injured.

Sqt-57 is now out of service from severe damage sustained from the incident.

A reserve piece has engine has been placed in service in its place.

The pedestrian that was struck was transported to H.U.P. via medic-9 and will be ok.

Police apprehended the suspect and recovered a gun from the auto.