November 21, 2013 |
Route 202 reopened after a multi-vehicle crash closed portions of the road in Tredyffrin, Chester County, earlier Tuesday. The crashed created a commuter nightmare on one of the region's most-heavily traveled highways, PennDot reported. Four hours after the pileup in the construction zone just north of the Cedar Hollow Road overpass, all Route 202 lanes were open. One person seriously injured in the crash was flown by helicopter to Reading Hospital and is in stable condition, police said.
November 12, 2013 |
A LAMPPOST lit up the scene outside Shambra Rollins' duplex in Camden last night - the mourners greeting with silent embraces on the sidewalk, oblivious to the cold as the wind whipped leaves between their legs. At Broadway and Royden, just a few blocks away, yellow police tape spilled from a garbage bag beneath a streetlamp, the only sign that something had happened earlier that day. Rollins, a retired special-education teacher in Camden and a minister at Abundant Harvest House of Prayer on McKean Street in Philadelphia, was struck and killed by an NJ Transit bus about 12:45 p.m. yesterday, police said, an accident some of her family members witnessed.
November 6, 2013 |
GALLOWAY TWP. A 69-year-old Hammonton man was killed Monday and six people were injured when a tractor-trailer apparently ran a red light at the intersection of the White Horse Pike and Pomona Road, striking three cars, authorities said. The intersection was shut down for hours. Westbound traffic was diverted north to Pomona Road and eastbound traffic was rerouted to Genoa Avenue. The name of the man killed in the accident was not released. He was driving with his wife and son who were injured and are in the hospital in stable condition, said Sgt. Donna Higbee of the Galloway Township Police Department.
November 3, 2013 |
HADDONFIELD Cameron P. Lyon had reached his goal of having "a reputable, highly regarded tree care company and a loving family to share it with," his web page said. His work and safety precautions were widely praised across the leafy borough, especially on Woodland Avenue, where he had pruned and removed several trees. This week, residents on the street teared up upon learning of Lyon's accidental death on the job Thursday. Some gathered outside to share the news and remember him. Lyon, operator of Lyon & Son Tree Service in Barrington, was working in the 400 block of Chews Landing Road shortly after 8 a.m. when he fell from a tree, acting Police Chief Ted Stuessy said Friday.
November 1, 2013 |
A BICYCLIST injured in an accident yesterday morning on Martin Luther King Drive got some help from a good Samaritan - Mayor Nutter. The accident happened about 9 a.m. near Sweetbriar Drive. Police said the 63-year-old man was biking in a crosswalk when he was struck by a Ford Focus, causing him to get hit by a second vehicle. Nutter's special assistant, Lauren Walker, drove past the accident and called to alert the mayor, who takes the route to work. When Nutter arrived on the scene, he said, the cyclist was lying in the road, bleeding.
October 11, 2013
WE HERE at Tattle are a nostalgic, sentimental lot. We often find ourselves pining for the good old days - circa 2007 - when Paris Hilton was the center of the universe. So we are pleased to lead today's column with La Hilton, who hasn't yet quite gotten with the program when it comes to using the telephone. Paris was doing a phone interview Thursday morning with disc jockey Bob Dumas , who works for a station in the Raleigh-Durham region of North Carolina (which says all you need to know about her current buzz-worthiness)
September 29, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA A Philadelphia police sergeant involved in an off-duty car crash that killed another driver was charged Friday with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, the District Attorney's Office said. Sgt. Thomas Winkis, 45, a 21-year veteran of the department, also was charged with homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter, and recklessly endangering another person, said Tasha Jamerson, spokeswoman for District Attorney Seth Williams.
September 27, 2013 |
Relatives of a 55-year-old man who died of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident with an off-duty Philadelphia police officer held a vigil Wednesday night to demand that the officer face criminal charges. The accident at State Road and Ashburner Street in Northeast Philadelphia occurred Sept. 14, and David Farries died three days later at Aria Health-Torresdale Campus. The officer, who has not been officially identified, was treated at the same hospital. The District Attorney's Office is investigating the accident and has said it was awaiting toxicology reports for both drivers and other investigative conclusions before deciding whether the officer would be charged.
September 26, 2013 |
A report by an anti-fracking group found an increased incidence of traffic accidents, arrests and sexually transmitted infections in rural Pennsylvania counties where Marcellus Shale drilling was most intense. The analysis of state data from 2005 to 2011 by Food & Water Watch showed heavy truck crashes increased 7.2 percent compared to a 12.4 percent decline in areas unaffected by drilling; disorderly conduct arrests increased 17.1 percent compared to a 12.7 percent increase in areas outside the shale-gas play; and the number of chlamydia and gonorrhea cases increased 32.4 percent in drilling areas, compared to a 20.1 percent elsewhere.
August 17, 2013 |
After being convicted of what is believed to be the only third-degree murder charge based on speeding in Pennsylvania, a Bucks County man was sentenced Thursday to eight to 25 years in prison for a drag-racing crash that killed a 9-year-old girl and maimed her grandmother. "If I could trade places with them, I would do it, I would do it right now," Drew Bodden, 38, told the family before his sentencing, his voice cracking. "I am sorry to the deepest depths of my soul. " Bodden, of Plumstead, drove his souped-up Mustang more than 140 m.p.h.