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Police: Driver Runs From Lyceum Ave. Crash

A women struck residential cars and fled the scene Wednesday.

are searching for a woman they say drove into several cars and fled the scene in Roxborough Wednesday evening, a spokesperson confirmed.

While operating a black sedan, a woman crashed into parked cars along the 300 block of Lyceum Avenue around 6 p.m. Aug. 29, Philadelphia Police spokesperson Officer Christine O'Brien confirmed to Patch.

A resident, who requested his name not be used, said the woman backed into his van while parallel parking. That collision jolted the van into another vehicle. She hit two other cars and crashed into an embankment, as well, according to The Roxborough Review. The woman attempted to drive away on Pechin Street, but the wheel fell off her vehicle, the resident said.

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She left her car, grabbed a bag and changed shirts. She also took down her hair, removing it from a ponytail. The resident said she began running away, so he chased after her, yelling for neighbors to call the police.

He followed her to the Walnut Lane Bridge, where she disappeared near the Walnut Lane Golf Course, about 1 mile away.

While exiting the vehicle and in the ensuing chase, the woman, he said, appeared to be intoxicated.

"What she did is terrible. She needs to answer for her actions... She also needs help," he said.

O'Brien said police possessed photos of the woman involved and were attempting to locate her. No arrests were yet reported, she said.

The man said his van sustained damage, and that, although the other car was fine, its driver experienced shoulder pains.

JR August 30, 2012 at 06:52 PM
So who is the woman they are looking for? Put it out there so she can be found and held accountable! Wth? 1/2 ass story...
Maureen August 30, 2012 at 09:10 PM
I agree with JR!
Debbie Thomas August 31, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Strange. Why didn't the resident grab her while she was changing shirts and taking down the ponytail? Something is missing from this story. And if the police have a photo of this woman, why don't they post it on both the Roxborough/Manayunk Patch and Roxborough Review websites?
Sam Fran Scavuzzo (Editor) August 31, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Hi, Debbie. On stories such as this, we work with the police as best we can. We were asked to not run a photo as it could impact the investigation. We honored that request. As for the resident, he said it all happened very quickly, and didn't think she would leave so quickly. He did run from Lyceum to the golf course, so it seemed as if he gave it a good effort.
Debra Clobes August 31, 2012 at 04:01 PM
The police already know who it is.....
jim September 01, 2012 at 11:14 AM
Horseshitt! No way is a drunk running that far!
tina September 01, 2012 at 02:03 PM
AMBER FRY that's her name that's who did it, she got bonded out of bucks county jail from some morons!!!! She hangs at the methadone clinic on germantown n chelton ave she also hangs in peck millers getting high she is a convicted prostitute as well
tina September 01, 2012 at 02:04 PM
She's got a mug shot Its all public record!!
Preston Escott September 04, 2012 at 02:18 AM
she got married this year, she's a Fagan now. Amber Fagan. And everyone that said she's scum is dead on.
Carol Linn September 07, 2012 at 11:58 PM
that actually happened EARLY afternoon
Concerned Neighbor September 09, 2012 at 09:02 PM
This article is incorrect. This woman actually crashed in to the driver side of a black Hyundai which was parked approximately 1 car length behind my neighbors van. She then proceeded to parallel park betweenthe Hyundai & the van, in an illegal space, and in the process crashed in to van. This caused the van to hit the car in front of it, which happened to be occupied at the time. The woman's car was actually a green sedan, not black, as stated above. The police have been sent multiple pictures, one of which is a clear face pic which can be compared to her mugshot. The name above is correct & the police have been forwarded her address. This women is a danger to society. The fact that the police have all of her information but have nit acted on this is completely reprehensible
tina September 14, 2012 at 05:06 AM
Before this incident happened the police found her in her car visibly messed up on drugs, dropped her on a porch on Leverington ave and told those people they are responsible for her and left, she then proceeded to leave the house, go back to the car, that is when she hit the cars, thank god she did not kill anyone, police knew she was high on drugs and in the drivers seat but did not arrest her or call for medical attention
tina September 14, 2012 at 05:07 AM
If you look her up she still hasn't changed her name to Fagan it's still Fry

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