September 8, 2016
A man was killed when the motorcycle he was riding struck a pole Tuesday night in Delaware County, police said. The accident was reported at 8:39 p.m. at Township Line and State Roads in Upper Darby. It was unclear if the man, described as in his late 20s, lost control by himself or was hit by another vehicle, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. The cause of the accident was under investigation, Chitwood said. - Robert Moran
September 6, 2016
A man who struck several vehicles in West Philadelphia Saturday night and tried to flee the scene on foot was then confronted by a gunman who shot him several times, according to police. Officers found the 29-year-old shooting victim on the 5200 block of Parrish Street around 10:48 p.m. with gunshot wounds to his neck, stomach and buttocks. He was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he remained in critical condition Sunday. Investigators have determined that prior to the shooting, the victim was driving and had hit several parked vehicles on the block, police said.
August 17, 2016 |
Seven passengers reported injuries after a SEPTA bus collided with an automobile Monday night in the city's Nicetown section, an agency spokesman said. The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on Germantown Avenue at Juniata Street, said SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch. It was not immediately clear how many passengers on the bus - Route 23 heading toward Center City - were taken to hospitals. None of the injuries were life-threatening, Busch said. The cause of the accident was under investigation.
August 12, 2016
A 37-year-old man has died from injuries suffered when he was hit by a car while crossing Route 130 in Burlington City. The victim, a Burlington City resident whose name has not been released, was struck on southbound Route 130 at Logan Avenue about 5 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The man was taken to the trauma center at Cooper University Hospital in Camden but he died a few hours later. police said. The driver of the car, a 37-year-old woman from Burlington City, remained at the scene, police said.
July 31, 2016 |
After a wet morning, the sun is shining in Philadelphia and with that concerns about flooding have eased. Flash flood watches have been lifted in Southeastern Pennsylvania and at the Jersey Shore, while a flood advisory is no longer in effect for the remainder of South Jersey. There still is slight chance of showers for the remainder of the day before turning mostly cloudy Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service. It has been a wet July. The NWS says 4.7 inches of rain has fallen on Philadelphia County in the last 30 days, 109 percent above normal.
July 31, 2016 |
Francesca and I just returned from a book tour, driving to bookstores in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. It was wonderful to meet our readers, and the only downside of the tour was the fault of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Let me explain. Loyal readers know I'm not the bravest driver in the world, especially when I'm crossing the Bay Bridge in Maryland. In fact, Francesca drove us over the bridge while I was in the passenger seat, driving myself over the deep end. I would like to meet the person who designed the Bay Bridge, which zooms straight up into the clouds, veers left at a seagull, reaches heaven, and then plunges back down again, barely skimming the top of the briny deep.
July 13, 2016 |
A man killed in a boating accident off Barnegat Light on Sunday has been identified as Chan Kang, 26, of Hainesport. Kang was piloting a 12-foot skiff when the craft was struck by the front end of a 36-foot speedboat, according to police. The incident occurred in the Oyster Creek Channel in Barnegat Bay at about 2:20 p.m., according to the Coast Guard. Kang was ejected into the water and died from his injuries said Trooper Lawrence Peele of the New Jersey State Police. Another person in the skiff was taken to the Southern Ocean Medical Center with minor injuries, Peele said.
July 4, 2016 |
A father and son died in a boating accident Saturday afternoon in Somers Point, Atlantic County, New Jersey State Police said. The accident occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. in Patcong Creek, Somers Point Police said. State Police did not release names for the victims; a spokesman said the boy was eight years old. He did not have an age for the father. firstname.lastname@example.org 856-779-3220 @elaijuh
June 30, 2016 |
An East Frankford man was ordered Tuesday to stand trial in an early-morning May 24 hit-and-run crash that killed a man waiting at a Bustleton Avenue bus shelter in the Northeast. John Cook, 35, was held on charges of homicide by motor vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, driving with a suspended license, and leaving the scene of an accident after a preliminary hearing before Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge James M. DeLeon. According to Assistant District Attorney Thomas Lipscomb, Alejo Molina, 50, was sheltering from a downpour in the bus shelter on the southbound side of Bustleton at 12:46 a.m. on May 24, just south of Cottman Avenue, where Bustleton curves to the left, when a car plowed into the shelter.
June 20, 2016
Q: I need your help with an Avalon Waterways trip from Amsterdam to Brussels I booked through Vacations to Go. A few days before we were supposed to leave, my husband had a serious biking accident. He spent two days in the intensive care unit. My husband had two small brain bleeds. His cognition is now intact, but he has many physical problems, including broken ribs, a broken nose, multiple stitches to his face, and a swollen knee. For the first time, we did not take insurance - a lesson learned.