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November 28, 1990 | By Bill Price, Inquirer Staff Writer
A police officer was seriously injured Monday when he was struck by a car while investigating an auto accident on Roosevelt Boulevard, just south of Haldeman Avenue. The injured officer was identified by police as Richard DiMichelle, 40, a 19-year veteran of the force who has been assigned to the Seventh Police District for most of his career. DiMichelle was taken to Frankford Hospital, Torresdale Campus, where he was treated for a fractured left leg and head injuries, a hospital spokesman said.
NEWS
August 26, 2011 | By Larry King, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A veteran circulation manager for the Inquirer and Daily News was killed early Friday in a two-vehicle accident in Bucks County. Gary Shoap, 58, of Richboro, was pronounced dead at the scene after his 2001 Honda CRV was struck broadside by a box truck on Route 202 in Buckingham Township, police said. Shoap, who had worked for the newspapers since 1977, was circulation district manager for upper Bucks County. He was on duty at the time of the crash, said Ed Delfin, home delivery sales director for the newspapers.
NEWS
September 10, 1991 | By Richard Burke and Robert J. Terry, Inquirer Staff Writers
A 23-year-old courier was killed in Center City yesterday after falling from his bicycle and tumbling under the rear wheels of a dump truck, police said. David A. Ditzen of West Philadelphia was traveling south on Eighth Street near Chestnut at 12:40 p.m. when the accident occurred, police said. Ditzen, who worked for Diamond Courier Service Inc., was on his way to make a delivery, traveling on the west side of Eighth Street between the dump truck and parked cars, when he lost control of his bicycle, according to Lt. John Rohrbach of the Police Department's Accident Investigation Division.
NEWS
October 8, 1988 | By Kathy Brennan, Daily News Staff Writer
Seven people were injured last night in a chain of three accidents that caused a half-hour backup of traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway, police said. The first accident occurred about 9 p.m., when a pickup truck struck a car in the eastbound lanes of the expressway between the Girard Avenue and Spring Garden Street exits, Highway Patrol Police Officer Frank Flynn said. A second accident occurred about 10 minutes later, when a car driven by Theodore Dixon, 18, of Abbottsford Avenue near McMichael Street, spun out of control and hit a van containing 10 people from Ontario, Canada, Flynn said.
NEWS
October 30, 1986 | By Dianna Marder, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second time in a week, a traffic accident in front of Overbrook Junior High School in Lindenwold has taken the life of a student, and school officials said yesterdaythat they would meet with the borough's mayor and police chief today to discuss stricter enforcement of traffic regulations near the school. Anthony Pirolo Jr., 14, of Berlin Road in Lindenwold, was pronounced dead at 11:01 a.m. yesterday at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Stratford Division, 2 1/2 hours after he dashed in front of traffic on Route 30, a few yards from the school, and ran into the side of a van, driven by David Miller, 23, of Collingswood.
NEWS
September 27, 1990 | By Steve Edgcumbe, Special to The Inquirer
An employee at Pasta Natale in Ardmore lost part of his right arm last Thursday after his hand became caught in the gears of a pasta-making machine, Lower Merion police said. Curtis Bogart, 52, of Drexel Hill, was working at the store, at 49 St. James Place in Suburban Square, at about 8 a.m. when the accident occurred, police said. Bogart's arm was pulled into the gears of the machine and severed just above the elbow after his hand became entangled, according to police. An employee of a nearby shop applied a tourniquet to the wound until police and a Narberth ambulance arrived.
NEWS
October 8, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Four people were killed yesterday in Atglen, Chester County, in a three- vehicle accident that witnesses said occurred when the car carrying the victims veered into the path of a school bus. The accident occurred on state Route 41 about 2:30 p.m., about a mile from Octorara High School, where the bus driver was to pick up students, said state police from the Embreeville barracks. Police said the car, a 1988 Chrysler, was driven by Helen K. Hollinger, 85, of Lancaster, who was killed.
NEWS
July 27, 1996 | By Craig LaBan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A mechanic lost one leg and badly injured the other when the hydraulic door of a trash truck closed on him in a freak accident yesterday morning at Barlow Chevrolet, Route 130, Delran. Eugene Horn, 49, of the 300 block of McCray Avenue, Maple Shade, was listed in critical but stable condition last night at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center in Camden, where he was flown after the accident. Horn, a mechanic for Browning-Ferris Industries, was dispatched to the Chevrolet dealership to assist the operator of a Browning-Ferris dumpster truck that had malfunctioned, said Delran Police Lt. James R. Gilbert.
NEWS
September 4, 2003 | By Natalie Pompilio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione remained hospitalized in serious condition yesterday with a back injury she suffered in a weekend boating accident on the Intercoastal Waterway in Atlantic City. Tartaglione, a Democrat who represents much of Northeast Philadelphia, and another woman were sitting at the front of a 20-foot powerboat driven by Carlos Matos, Tartaglione's brother-in-law and administrative assistant, when it hit about four wakes in front of Harrah's Atlantic City casino about 11 a.m. Saturday, New Jersey State Police said.
NEWS
October 18, 1986 | By VINCE KASPER, Daily News Staff Writer
Camden's suspended police chief resigned yesterday, admitting involvement in a car accident last spring that he repeatedly had denied. In a three-paragraph statement signed by suspended chief R. Douglas Holmes, his attorney, Mayor Melvin R. Primas and a city attorney, Holmes also agreed to use vacation time to stay off the job until Nov. 1, when the resignation takes effect. The city agreed to drop its charges against him. Neither Holmes, 59, nor his attorney, Salvatore J. Avena, could be reached for comment.
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