A dark-colored Pathfinder crashed into the side of a medical building on Chestnut Street in Center City just after 9:15 p.m., breaking the calm on a pleasant fall evening as fire, police and other first responders rushed to the scene.
The driver, a man whose name was not released, was rushed to Jefferson Hospital, where he was in stable condition with unspecified injuries, said Philadelphia Police Sgt. Rich Paraschak. No other injuries were reported.
The scene at 833 Chestnut was filled by fire trucks, police cars and bystanders strolling the neighborhood who stopped to take cellphone photos of the vehicle protruding from the ground level of the building known as Jefferson Medical Offices.
Paraschak said the crash damaged the exterior glass as well as the interior of the building. He said it was not yet known what charges the driver was facing.