2 Officers, Suspect Injured In Accident - FOX 13 News

2 Officers, Suspect Injured In Accident

Posted: Updated:
NORTH PHILADELPHIA -

Two police officers chased a bicyclist they thought may have been a burglary suspect, but chaos erupted after witnesses say the officers hit the man with their car and then slammed into a wall. The man's family is outraged.

Witnesses say police were following a bicyclist near the 4100 block Of North 5th Street around 3p.m. and ended up hitting the man and smashing into a wall.

Relatives identify him as 33-yearold Juan Lugo. His bike ended up wedged between the cop car and the wall.

The victim's family including his kids saw the aftermath.

"They ran him into the wall because he wouldn't stop for him," Robert Lugo Jr. said.

Police tell FOX 29 that they had been following Lugo because he fit the description of a burglary suspect. As they followed him, one of the officers misjudged a turn and accidentally hit a wall.

They say Lugo wasn't seriously hurt, but his family is angry and say police went too far.

Police say no complaints about this incident have been filed. Both officers injured on the scene have been treated and released from the hospital.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Two Suspects Charged In Carjacking Crash That Killed Three Children

    Two Suspects Charged In Carjacking Crash That Killed Three Children

    From Left to Right: Cornelius Crawford, 22, and Jonathan Rosa,19.From Left to Right: Cornelius Crawford, 22, and Jonathan Rosa,19.
    Philadelphia Police say they charged two men in connection with the carjacking that killed three children and injured several others in the city’s Tioga section.
    Philadelphia Police say they charged two men in connection with the carjacking that killed three children and injured several others in the city’s Tioga section.


  • PHOTOS: Sea Lion Pup Born At Six Flags

    PHOTOS: Sea Lion Pup Born At Six Flags

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:07:29 GMT
    He is the park’s fifth California sea lion. Mother Anoki successfully delivered her first pup under the careful observation of the park’s veterinary and animal care teams at Seafari Theater in the park’s Golden Kingdom section.
    He is the park’s fifth California sea lion. Mother Anoki successfully delivered her first pup under the careful observation of the park’s veterinary and animal care teams at Seafari Theater in the park’s Golden Kingdom section.

  • Feds: 6 Philly Narcotic Cops Robbed, Kidnapped Drug Dealers

    Feds: 6 Philly Narcotic Cops Robbed, Kidnapped Drug Dealers

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:20:24 GMT

    Six former members of the Philadelphia Police Dept.'s narcotics unit have been federally indicted, charged with using robbery, kidnapping and other tactics to shake down more than $500,000 in cash, property and drugs from suspected drug dealers.

    Six former members of the Philadelphia Police Dept.'s narcotics unit have been federally indicted, charged with using robbery, kidnapping and other tactics to shake down more than $500,000 in cash, property and drugs from suspected drug dealers.

Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices