January 24, 2011 |
Four-thirty in the morning, John Alessi was asleep in a Syracuse, N.Y., hotel room, away on business, when the phone rang. It was his son's best friend, Tyler. "Mr. Alessi, I'm real sorry, but I think Ben's dead. " Ben wasn't dead, but he was badly hurt. A car had hit him as he and several friends crossed Delaware Avenue outside the Roxxy nightclub. The impact - he went through the windshield, then into the air and onto the pavement - broke his jaw and several ribs and vertebrae, and left a deep gash in his scalp.
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.
August 11, 1991 |
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.
December 21, 1989 |
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.
October 2, 1998 |
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.
January 8, 2015
One person was killed in an accident involving multiple cars in Cherry Hill on Tuesday. The accident occurred sometime before 10 a.m. on Haddonfield-Berlin Road. Police did not identify the person killed on Tuesday afternoon, and said they were trying to notify the family. Up to five vehicles may have been involved in the accident. The cause of the accident was being investigated. The crash came during the season's first considerable snowfall. Michael Boren
February 2, 1988 |
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)
February 6, 1988 |
Mayor Goode expects to wear a neck brace for the next three weeks "to keep me from further aggravating nerves" in the wake of a minor traffic accident Thursday evening. He also expects to undergo therapy three times a week during that time for strained nerves in his shoulder, left side and leg, the mayor said in an impromptu press conference yesterday. In addition, Goode is taking medication prescribed by his doctor. But yesterday Goode was at work at 7 a.m. as usual and said, "I expect to keep the same schedule I've always kept, and the doctor does not see any impairment of my ability to perform my job at all. " Goode was injured at 6:25 p.m. Thursday when the car in which he was riding was rear-ended by the back-up security car driven by police officer John Garguilo.
July 25, 1993 |
The accident-plagued Blue Route interchange on Baltimore Pike in Nether Providence is on its way to producing another collision - in court. On Wednesday, a Boothwyn man who was in an accident at the intersection in September filed suit in Delaware County Court against the other motorist involved, as well as the township, the county and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Since the Blue Route opened in December 1991, there have been more than 50 car accidents at the intersection, including two fatalities.