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June 13, 1995 | By Larry Parker and S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS Inquirer correspondent Terri Sanginiti contributed to this article
Sunday was supposed to be a special day for Bethany Reale of Mount Holly. Instead, her 13th birthday turned out to be the last day of her life. Bethany Reale was killed when the 1988 Chevrolet Celebrity driven by her mother, 39-year-old Gayla Reale, was struck by a second car at the corner of Creek Road and Hainesport-Mount Laurel Road, just north of Route 38, at about 4:45 p.m. Sunday. She died at Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in Mount Holly at about 5:55 p.m., said state police spokesman Al Della Fave.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 1986 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer (Contributing to this article were the Associated Press, United Press International and the Boston Globe.)
The 13-year-old daughter of country singer George Strait was killed in a car accident late Wednesday, and the driver was charged yesterday with criminally negligent homicide. A Texas public-safety spokesman said Jennifer Strait was riding with two teenage male friends in a car driven by William Allen McDonald, 16, on a rural road outside San Marcos when the car failed to negotiate a curve, skidded sideways, rolled over and landed on its top in a ditch. The spokesman said that "excessive speed" contributed to the accident.
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March 20, 1996 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
Rescue workers prepare to move the victim of a crash on the Vine Street Expressway yesterday. No one was killed in the accident.
NEWS
May 4, 1996 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
Rescue workers assist one of two police officers injured in a six-vehicle accident yesterday in West Philadelphia. The driver of a 1987 Plymouth was headed east on Chestnut Street near 55th when he struck a 16th District van, police said. That impact caused the van to hit a parked vehicle; three more parked cars were also hit.
NEWS
April 27, 1996 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
A firefighter hoses down the scene of an accident involving a Jeep Cherokee and a Toyota minivan on Lincoln Drive yesterday afternoon. Police said the Jeep, driven by William Hunter, of West Philadelphia, was going south on Lincoln Drive when it crossed into the northbound lane and was in collision with the minivan driven by Stuart Greenleaf, of Huntingdon Valley. Five fender-benders on Lincoln Drive and four on Kelly Drive were blamed on slippery roads. Injuries were relatively minor.
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November 19, 2009 | By Peter Mucha INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Cherry Hill bicyclist was recovering from fractures to her face, a leg, and a vertebra yesterday after being struck in Medford by a driver who was texting about a drug deal, according to police. Lisa Granert, 42, was riding on Route 70, wearing a reflective vest and a helmet, shortly before 6:30 p.m. Monday when a car driven by Robert Sharrer, 28, of Browns Mills, hit her, police said. Sharrer told police that he had been texting when his 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass wandered onto the shoulder, Lt. Jeffrey Wagner said.
NEWS
September 20, 1992 | By Christine Bahls, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Two drivers involved in an accident that left three people injured and 156 residents without electricity after a utility pole was struck in Wrightstown have been charged with drunken driving. Marie E. Costa, 21, of 2100 Atkinson Place, Holland, and Anthony Roscoe, 28, of Voorhees, N.J., were charged Wednesday with drunken driving, driving while under suspension and driving at an unsafe speed in the accident, which occurred Sept. 4 on Route 232 at Pine Lane. Police said Costa and Roscoe know each other.
NEWS
October 19, 1999 | By Elisa Ung, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors yesterday dropped homicide charges against a 15-year-old girl in connection with a September accident in which a car she was driving struck and killed a man in Southwest Philadelphia. The girl admitted, during a hearing in juvenile court, to leaving the scene of an accident involving a fatality and to using a vehicle without authorization. She faces sentencing Nov. 22. The girl, Teneshia Lewis, was driving a gray 1986 Chrysler LeBaron with two other girls when the car hit Royal Turner, 65, in the 1400 block of South Hanson Street around 9:30 p.m. Sept.
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November 12, 1988 | By John Way Jennings, Inquirer Staff Writer
A freak accident in the Grenloch area of Washington Township knocked out electric power to more than 5,200 customers yesterday, according to a spokeswoman for the Atlantic Electric Co. Washington Township police said a backhoe being transported on a flatbed trailer fell over on its side at 6:50 a.m. on Grenloch-Hurffville Road near County House Road, as the tractor-trailer was making a turn, and knocked down an electric transformer housed on...
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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.
NEWS
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.
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July 31, 2016 | Staff Report
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.
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July 31, 2016 | By Lisa Scottoline, Columnist
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.
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July 13, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
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.
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July 4, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
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. jlai@phillynews.com 856-779-3220 @elaijuh  
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June 30, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
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.
TRAVEL
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.
NEWS
June 19, 2016
A multi-vehicle accident on the Commodore Barry Bridge in Chester caused mammoth delays during Friday's peak commuting period for homebound and Shore-bound traffic. No fatalities or serious injuries were reported. Westbound lanes of the bridge were closed temporarily, according to a Breaking News Network report. Delaware River Port Authority officials said Friday evening that details of the accident weren't yet clear, nor was it known how long the delays, affecting areas from the Delaware border to Philadelphia International Airport, would persist.
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June 17, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Two Philadelphia police officers were injured when their patrol vehicle got into a crash with a civilian car about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday in the city's Olney section, police said. The 35th District officers were responding to a call to assist other officers when the crash occurred at Third Street and Tabor Road, police said. The officers, whose conditions were not immediately known, and the civilians, who were in stable condition, were taken by medics to Einstein Medical Center.
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