January 5, 1989 |
A Wayne woman was critically injured yesterday morning when her car went out of control on Sugartown Road in Devon and struck a Radnor school bus that had just dropped off its last pupil. Georgina McKemey, 60, of the 100 block of Conestoga Road, was listed in critical condition with head injuries at Paoli Memorial Hospital at noon yesterday. According to Easttown police, McKemey was driving west on Sugartown Road between Devon Elementary School and Berkley Road when her car slid sideways into the lane of the oncoming bus. The bus, which was returning to Radnor after delivering students to a private school in Paoli, then broadsided her car. McKemey was wearing a seat belt, police said, and witnesses reported that she had not been speeding or driving erratically.
September 21, 1993 |
The Ursinus College trainers thought their work was finished after the Bears opened their football season with a 21-14 victory at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Driving west on the Massachusetts Turnpike after the game a week ago, equipment man Buddy Hanna noticed a serious accident in the eastbound lanes. Hanna stopped the van, and he, head trainer Pam Chlad, her assistant, Tina Wailgum, and student trainers Trina Petroski and Jean Fraguli crossed the turnpike. The damaged vehicles were on the side of the road, but traffic in the eastbound lanes was still moving.
April 1, 1991 |
West Chester University, the site of a March 20 bleacher accident that caused injuries to 20 Glen Mills students after a high school basketball game, has received notice of possible legal action from a law firm representing Glen Mills, a university spokeswoman said. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said its own investigator reported that the accident occurred when the bleachers "folded up, rather than collapsed. " Hugh Bracken, an attorney for Sprague, Creamer & Sprague, the firm representing Glen Mills, said the letter sent to West Chester was routine.
May 12, 2005 |
A 28-year-old East Fallowfield man admitted drinking at four different bars for five hours on July 2 before driving home and striking a pedestrian. Michael Hamelton also acknowledged that his blood-alcohol level was 0.16 - twice the legal limit - when he hit 19-year-old Charles "Chick" Cummings on Strasburg Road in East Bradford Township. But Hamelton, a self-employed deck builder, testified yesterday that he did not believe he was too impaired to drive after a night of partying that began in Concordville and ended in West Chester.
June 16, 1991 |
He was in a car accident and was unable to work. He got a chunk of money for his injuries in the crash. His brother turned him on to cocaine. The easy money on the streets of Chester was in drugs. Those were the circumstances that led Clifton Cobb, 38, a Chester native and former Marine who had never before been in trouble with the law, to commit the crime of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, according to his attorney, Jon A. Larkin. On Monday, after admitting that the 16.7 grams of cocaine Chester police found in his house Dec. 15 belonged to him and his brother, Michael, Cobb was sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 years in Delaware County Prison.
April 1, 1989 |
Unheralded Austrian Thomas Muster figured to be getting an opportunity to prove himself when he defeated Yannick Noah last night to advance to tomorrow's championship against Ivan Lendl in the $2.1 million Lipton International Players Championship. But now, because of a late night automobile accident, he won't get that chance. Muster, seeded seventh in the tournament and ranked 14th in the world, suffered a leg injury in the accident, which occurred less than two hours after he rallied to defeat Noah, 5-7, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2. He is scheduled to undergo surgery on his left knee today for ligament damage.
November 8, 1990 |
A black Ford Bronco exiting from an entrance lane at the Provident National Bank in Devon struck a Honda Prelude heading east on Lancaster Avenue last Thursday morning, causing it to overturn and sending the driver to Paoli Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Witnesses, who helped pull 55-year-old Paulo Raspino through the window of his Prelude, said the Bronco had darted out of the lane. The driver of the Bronco, Robert Ward of Malvern, said that the intersection was not clearly marked and that he did not know he was exiting from the wrong lane.
May 14, 1991 |
Wearing a Stormin' Norman T-shirt and a week's growth of beard, Phils catcher Darren Daulton was back at the Vet yesterday, working out lightly for the first time since last week's car wreck. He took batting practice beneath the stands, threw easily to Tug McGraw from about 90 feet, and spoke for the first time about the early-morning events of May 6, when he and Len Dykstra were injured after Dykstra's new red Mercedes skidded into two trees in Radnor Township. Daulton told how a group of Phillies players started the evening of May 5 at the house of John Kruk, who was getting married the next day; how Phils pitcher Jason Grimsley had given Daulton a ride to Smokey Joe's bar; how Dykstra offered him a ride home, and how, after the accident, he found Dykstra in the back seat of the crashed Mercedes.
March 13, 1988 |
On a sunny afternoon last week, Elke Hayn returned to her American home to be greeted by an emotional welcoming committee. Dressed in a white sweat suit, the 22-year-old German sat on the pastel-green living room sofa among vases of flowers, welcoming banners and, in her words, a "very special family. " After nearly a month in the hospital, Hayn was greeted by her American sponsors, the Schmidt family of Wayne, and her own parents, who flew to the United States last month to be near their daughter, who was seriously injured when she was struck by a car on Feb. 12. She came home from Montgomery County Hospital in Norristown on Wednesday.
May 21, 1986 |
For almost all of Bob Edgar Jr.'s life, his father has been running uphill for political office. He's 19 now, in the first year of his franchise. But his political divining rod is more finely tuned than those of some wizened ward leaders. "When you're an Edgar kid, you're never overly optimistic," he said late last night, when early returns were showing a narrow victory for his father, Bob Sr. "But there was some kind of feeling today . . . There was plenty of support out there for Bob Edgar.