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July 9, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
An 18-year-old Berwyn woman was hit by a pickup truck Thursday morning while on a jog in State College, near Pennsylvania State University. At noon Monday, Eva O'Brian was in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, a hospital representative said. She has severe brain, pelvic, and leg injuries, according to a CaringBridge website set up by family and friends. The accident occurred at Atherton Street and Park Avenue around 9:45 a.m., according to a release from the State College Police Department.
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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.
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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.
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June 18, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Friends and relatives recalled Craig Berner - a Moorestown patrolman fatally struck by a truck while off duty - as one of the good guys, who would help even a turtle in need. Berner, a member of the township police department for 26 years, died nearly a year ago on his way to a store when he was thrown from his motorcycle and struck by a pickup truck. Several dozen people gathered Monday evening at Memorial Field on South Church Street for a candlelight vigil to honor Berner and garner support to reopen a criminal investigation into Berner's death.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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July 15, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
ARTISTS in older times often painted skulls or sculpted skeletons to remind the masses that they're mortal. Something like that sort of happened on Friday by accident, about noon, on a busy road in Bucks County, when a corpse fell out of a coroner's office van, laid out for all to see. "Just when I thought I've seen everything. That's a dead body on a stretcher that launched out of the back of a coroner's vehicle in Feasterville," eyewitness Jerry Bradley wrote on his Facebook page after snapping a photo.
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July 14, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
SOMEONE IN Southwest Philly needs to start snitching. Because someone knows how the Gesner Street fire started in the wee hours of July 5, destroying eight homes, taking the lives of four tots and injuring the mother who tried to save them. Neighbors have said they heard fireworks going off just before the inferno erupted. Its heat melted siding off homes across the street. But none of the residents I spoke with would even speculate about who might have caused the fire. "Whoever did it, it was an accident," said a neighbor.
NEWS
July 11, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Delaware County couple were arrested Wednesday in an April hit-and-run accident in which an 18-year-old bicyclist was seriously injured. Adrienne McCrea, 25, not only fled the scene, but later traveled to Virginia and sold her pickup truck to hide evidence of the accident on Chester Pike in Ridley Park, officials said. Her boyfriend, Ty Winsheimer, 31, helped her hide her truck, said District Attorney Jack Whelan. The victim, Christopher Brooks of Ridley Township, had several bones broken and was treated for life-threatening injuries.
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July 9, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
An 18-year-old Berwyn woman was hit by a pickup truck Thursday morning while on a jog in State College, near Pennsylvania State University. At noon Monday, Eva O'Brian was in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, a hospital representative said. She has severe brain, pelvic, and leg injuries, according to a CaringBridge website set up by family and friends. The accident occurred at Atherton Street and Park Avenue around 9:45 a.m., according to a release from the State College Police Department.
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July 1, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER & MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writers benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
IT SOUNDED like a shotgun blast and was equally deadly - an entire ton of rolled-up metal plummeting from the front of a Rita's Water Ice onto the sidewalk of Girard Avenue. Wynter Larkin was 3 years old. If she had been standing anywhere else in the world at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, even a couple of feet away, she might still be smiling as brightly as in the photo that was circulating yesterday. Instead, Larkin was crushed by the 2,000-pound security gate after it somehow became dislodged from the building in Brewerytown.
NEWS
June 22, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Six people were injured - two fatally - when they were thrown from a pickup truck that struck a guardrail on the Atlantic City Expressway and rolled over Friday morning, state police said. One of the dead was a 4-year-old boy. The crash occurred shortly after 7 in the westbound lanes in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County. No other vehicles were involved. James Dennis, 35, a passenger inside the truck, was killed. The driver, Roselyn Kornegay, 45, and the 4-year-old were also inside and were taken to Cooper University Hospital, where the boy died about 3:30 p.m. Kornegay was in critical condition.
NEWS
June 18, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Friends and relatives recalled Craig Berner - a Moorestown patrolman fatally struck by a truck while off duty - as one of the good guys, who would help even a turtle in need. Berner, a member of the township police department for 26 years, died nearly a year ago on his way to a store when he was thrown from his motorcycle and struck by a pickup truck. Several dozen people gathered Monday evening at Memorial Field on South Church Street for a candlelight vigil to honor Berner and garner support to reopen a criminal investigation into Berner's death.
NEWS
June 13, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
A GAME OF chicken - a duel - between a man driving a car and a man riding a bicycle ended with the bike rider being run over and dying of multiple blunt-impact injuries on the evening of July 15, 2012. Yesterday, a Philadelphia jury began to hear testimony in the trial of motorist Kareem Alleyne to determine if what he did to off-duty city cop Marc Brady was homicide by vehicle or an accident caused by Brady. The Common Pleas jury was told during opening arguments that the collision on Musgrave Street near Meehan Avenue in East Germantown was the final clash among many between Alleyne and Brady - who were involved with the same woman.
NEWS
June 13, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
WHAT'S a long commute to work? A half hour? An hour? Any period of time on I-95 or the Schuylkill Expressway? NTSB accident investigators are looking into what role the commute of Kevin Roper - the driver charged in the accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan - played in the fatal crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. Wal-Mart driver Roper, who pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto charges yesterday, lived in Georgia. His job was based in Delaware.
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May 30, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
POLICE-INVOLVED car accidents are a smaller but still significant cost to the city, with more than $22 million paid out in the past six years. That averages $3.7 million a year - although last year's $4.8 million was the most paid out for car-related claims in recent years, records show. Claims usually involve police pursuits or officers breaking driving laws, the Daily News found in a review of cases since 2008. Here's a look at a few cases that prompted big payouts: *  A Kensington woman received a $265,000 settlement last year after two officers chased an ATV the wrong way through a congested neighborhood until the four-wheeler veered onto the sidewalk and hit her, according to her lawsuit.
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