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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.
NEWS
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...
NEWS
October 9, 2010
Two police officers were injured early Saturday in an accident with a van at 23d Street and Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia, police said. The officers were taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with head, neck and back injuries and listed in stable condition, authorities said. The police vehicle was responding to a call in the 1900 block of Dudley Street and traveling eastbound on Snyder with lights and siren on, police said. Turning left on to 23d, the car was struck in the rear by a mini-van following them, causing the police vehicle to overturn.
NEWS
August 11, 1991 | By John Ellis, Special to The Inquirer
A 61-year-old woman died Tuesday afternoon in an accident in which she lost control of her car and rammed into a house in the 500 block of Ridge Pike in Whitemarsh Township, police said. Mamie Marie Taylor of Philadelphia suffered massive chest injuries in the accident, but may have died of a heart attack before driving off the road, according to police. She was pronounced dead at 2:54 p.m. at the Medical College of Pennsylvania after being transported by Whitemarsh Community Ambulance.
NEWS
December 21, 1989 | By John Ellis, Special to The Inquirer
A 30-year-old Conshohocken man's left arm was badly cut above the elbow after his shirt got caught in a horizontal milling machine last Thursday about 10:30 a.m., according to Plymouth Township police. Christopher M. Olejar, of the 500 block of Wood Street, was flown by MedEvac helicopter to Hahnemann University Hospital, where doctors were able to save the arm, according to a hospital spokeswoman. She said Tuesday that it was uncertain whether Olejar would lose any functions in his arm or hand.
SPORTS
October 2, 1998 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Traffic stopped. The driver behind Irving Fryar didn't. The resulting minor accident kept the Eagles wide receiver off the practice field yesterday. Fryar said the pulled muscle in his lower back would not keep him off the playing field Sunday in Denver. "I'm playing," he said via telephone. "I don't miss games. I'm playing, that's for sure. " The numbers back up Fryar. He has played in 93 straight games - a streak that began in 1992 with New England and continued through his four seasons with Miami before he joined the Eagles in 1996.
NEWS
February 2, 1988 | By Gwen Knapp, Inquirer Staff Writer
A trip to basketball practice Wednesday ended in an accident that left Cardinal Dougherty guard Gerald Martin with bruised ribs and starting center Rodger Tabb with a bruised kidney and a gash on his head. Driving his family's 1978 Plymouth Volare, Tabb was turning left from Chelten Avenue onto Second Street, near the front of the high school, when a tractor-trailer struck the driver's side of the car at about 2:15 p.m. "I saw the truck getting closer and closer, and then Rodger (grabbed me)
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