May 20, 2013
A 13-year-old died Saturday morning when he was thrown from his all-terrain vehicle, police said, after losing control of it as he drove on a street in Southwest Philadelphia. The boy, whose identity was not released Saturday, was driving a 2002 Yamaha four-wheel ATV eastbound on the 5900 block of Elmwood Avenue. He was seen weaving in and out of traffic, police said. Around 9:30 a.m., a preliminary police report said, the boy "lost control of his ATV, was ejected, and struck a pole and a tree.
May 18, 2013 |
A 42-year-old Camden man was killed Friday morning when a concrete partition at a city recycling center fell on him. It was the second fatal accident at the facility this year. Keith Rainer was pronounced dead at Cooper University Hospital shortly before 8:30 a.m., officials said. The accident happened around 8 at ReCommunity Camden in the industrial complex on the 2200 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue, Camden County Police spokesman Michael Daniels said. He said a front-end loader knocked over a concrete barrier, which fell on Rainer.
May 17, 2013 |
Authorities confirmed Wednesday that an 11-year-old boy who got hold of a loaded gun last week accidentally shot his 12-year-old schoolmate in Camden. Neither boy knew the weapon was loaded when the shooting occurred around 8 a.m. Friday in Crestbury Apartments, where the 12-year-old lived, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Camden County Police said. The 11-year-old fired one shot, police said. At the time, the shooting was believed to be an accident. Investigators confirmed that it was not intentional after interviewing both children.
May 12, 2013
The pain wall, veteran rowers call it. It hits every race if you're doing it right. It all looks pretty from the shore when an eight-oared shell gets in sync, but those rowers out there at the Dad Vail Regatta on Friday and Saturday are building lactic acid by the stroke, and eventually they lose the ability to clear it. They're at the pain wall, no way around it. "After that, you're just hanging on for dear life," said Temple men's coach Gavin...
May 6, 2013
A TRACTOR-TRAILER accident on Interstate 95 in South Philadelphia yesterday morning caused delays for hours just as motorists were trying to navigate to and from the Broad Street Run. Officials said the accident happened in the northbound lanes just before 6 a.m., when a tractor-trailer collided with another vehicle and then struck the median, causing the semi to burst into flames. Traffic was shut down in both directions between the Walt Whitman Bridge and Broad Street for nearly two hours.
May 3, 2013 |
The 79-year-old Montgomery County man who died Wednesday after being struck by a car in the city's Spring Garden section was identified by a relative Thursday as Wei Li of Blue Bell. In a brief interview at the family's home, Yongli Min, Li's son-in-law, said he had just returned from visiting his mother-in-law, Jufang He, 77, who was trying to cope with the loss of her husband. Li and his wife were on the sidewalk in front of the Highway Tabernacle in the 1800 block of Spring Garden Street when he was hit and pinned beneath a car about 4:30 p.m., police said.
May 3, 2013 |
UPDATE: The victim was identified Thursday as Li Wi, of Blue Bell A 79-year-old Montgomery County man was killed and his 77-year-old wife was injured by a car that jumped a curb Wednesday afternoon in Spring Garden, police said. The Nissan veered onto the sidewalk at 18th and Spring Garden Streets after being struck by a Toyota in the intersection shortly after 4:30 p.m., said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The man was pinned under the car in front of the Highway Tabernacle Church until he was rescued by medics and transported to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:03 p.m. His wife was reported in stable condition at Hahnemann.
April 29, 2013 |
A 24-year-old motorcyclist was hospitalized in critical condition after a crash Friday night with a pickup truck driven by a West Chester man with a history of drunken-driving convictions, police said. Robert Elwood Landis, 49, was charged with driving under the influence, driving without a license, and related offenses after the accident, which occurred about 10:30 p.m. near Route 202 and Stanton Avenue, in Westtown Township. Police said Liam Crowley, of Chesterbrook, Tredyffrin Township, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, remained in critical condition Saturday.
April 25, 2013
A man has been cleared of all charges stemming from a 2008 New Jersey boat crash that killed one person and injured four. A Superior Court jury in Ocean County on Tuesday acquitted Anthony DiGilio of Brick of vehicular homicide and assault by vessel. Jurors started deliberations Monday afternoon. Prosecutors claimed that DiGilio's 27-foot speedboat ran over a 17-foot boat on the Metedeconk River, killing Robert Post, 49, of Essex Fells. DiGilio kept going and told officials later in the day that he thought he had hit a log. Testimony during the three-week-long trial often focused on whether DiGilio had turned on the light at the front of his boat.
April 24, 2013 |
A 31-year-old North Philadelphia man was killed after he lost control of his 2000 Pontiac near the crew grandstands on Kelly Drive and plunged into the Schuylkill, police said. Police said Devon Womack of the 2600 block of North 29th Street was parked with a passenger in a lot near the finish line for crew races. Trying to leave, he put the car into drive instead of reverse and accelerated into the river. A high school crew team helped rescue the 30-year-old passenger. Police said the accident occurred at 5:01 p.m. Firefighters and a police marine rescue squad retrieved Womack from the water at 6:09.