July 26, 1987 |
Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige died in surgery yesterday after being crushed by a horse that reared and fell backward on him while he was practicing for a roping competition. Baldrige, 64, died at 3:50 p.m. during surgery at John Muir Hospital here, said Naran L. Patel, a trauma surgeon at the hospital. The commerce secretary, a member of President Reagan's cabinet since 1981, arrived at the hospital by helicopter after the accident at the Jack Roddy Ranch in rural Brentwood, 45 miles east of San Francisco.
August 21, 1986 |
About 600 homes in Hatboro lost electricity for nearly an hour Saturday night after a car sheared off a utility pole, disconnecting power lines on Jacksonville Road near Montgomery Avenue. Thomas King, 37, of McKinley Street, Philadelphia, suffered cuts on his face in the crash, which occurred at 8:30 p.m. He was treated at Warminster General Hospital and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman. King was cited on a charge of driving at an unsafe speed, police said. Several traffic lights on York Road went out, and 608 borough residents had no electricity for 53 minutes after the accident, said a Philadelphia Electric Co. spokeswoman.
May 1, 1986 |
A bicyclist was killed last week in an accident on West Chester Pike in Willistown. Sean Scallan, 22, a West Chester University senior and resident of West Chester, was pronounced dead at 10:14 a.m. Saturday at Haverford Community Hospital. He had suffered severe head and neck injuries. Willistown police said Scallan was injured when his bicycle was struck from the rear by a 1981 Oldsmobile Toronado, driven by Burnell Garrett, 75, of Plum Run Road, West Chester. Police said Scallan and Garrett were traveling east on West Chester Pike about 9:20 a.m. Saturday when the car struck the bicycle, which was in the east curb lane.
November 28, 1990 |
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.
August 26, 2011 |
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.
September 10, 1991 |
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.
October 8, 1988 |
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.
October 30, 1986 |
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.
September 27, 1990 |
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.
July 2, 2010
A 22d District police officer was injured when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle Friday night in North Philadelphia, police said. The accident occurred at 7:44 p.m. at 22d and Diamond Streets while the officer was responding to a report of a person with a gun, police said. His car, traveling west on Diamond, was hit by a civilian vehicle traveling south on 22d. The collision spun the patrol car around and into a pole, police said. The officer was listed in stable condition at Temple University hospital with neck, back, arm and leg injuries.