April 21, 2013
One person suffered minor injuries when a bus went off-road Saturday afternoon around I-295 mile post 59, New Jersey State Police said. One northbound lane remained open. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident. The bus remained upright, police said. – Jonathan Lai
April 21, 2013
Fourteen people were hospitalized after a Bolt Bus went off the highway Saturday afternoon around I-295 mile post 59. Ten people were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton and four were taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center's Fuld Campus. The injuries appear to be minor, police said. One northbound lane remained open as traffic slowed to a crawl. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident. The bus remained upright when it went off-road down an embankment, New Jersey State Police said.
April 17, 2013 |
School is back in session for Matt Cruz, even if he won't be attending in person just yet. The 16-year-old Neshaminy High School sophomore, who remains paralyzed from the chest down following a bus crash in Boston in February, said at a news conference Monday that this week was going to be his first hitting the books again, as he continues recovering from his injuries at Magee Rehabilitation Center in Center City. Sitting next to his mother, Megan, who held his hand as he spoke, Cruz talked with reporters for the first time since the bus driving him and more than 40 others to Harvard University for a visit struck an overpass along a Boston road on Feb. 2, causing the roof to collapse.
April 11, 2013
DEAR HARRY: My 26-year-old son was injured in a fluke accident early in 2012. We have paid a small fortune in medical bills for him in addition to his health-insurance premiums. He has a small amount of earnings, plus some interest and dividends. The total comes to about $24,000. He has been either in hospitals or with us since the accident. There is no indication of whether he will fully recover. Since those medical bills are way above that, may we claim him as a dependent? If not, may we claim a deduction for the medical bills?
April 7, 2013
Two people escaped injury when a small plane crashed at Hammonton Municipal Airport in Atlantic County on Friday. The Federal Aviation Administration said the twin-engine Cessna C-414 was landing at 11:20 a.m. when the accident occurred. The FAA said the New Jersey Transportation Department reported the plane was engulfed in flames and was destroyed. The two people aboard were not injured. The plane is registered to an owner in Damascus, Md., according to FAA records. The accident is under investigation.
April 6, 2013
A 27-year-old motorcyclist was killed in an accident in the city's Parkside section Thursday night, police said. The man was riding south on Belmont Avenue shortly after 7 p.m. when he was struck by a northbound red Dodge Durango making a left turn onto Parkside Avenue, police said. The motorcyclist was taken the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he later died, police said. The accident is under investigation. - Robert Moran
April 2, 2013 |
BEIJING - An explosion killed six workers Monday at a coal mine in northeast China where 28 miners were killed in a similar accident just three days earlier, state media reported. The explosion at the mine outside the city of Baishan in Jilin province left 11 other miners missing, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The cause of the most recent accident was under investigation, and it wasn't clear why work had restarted at the mine so soon after last week's deadly blast. Further south, an explosion at the Xinyu Group Iron Works smashed its 100-ton No. 2 furnace, killing four people and leaving 32 injured Monday, Xinhua said.
March 22, 2013 |
A Philadelphia physician, Noreen Lewis, was awarded $11.4 million by a Philadelphia jury against Central City Toyota for alleged mechanical failure of a rented 2006 Toyota minivan in which the doctor was injured in an accident. The jury awarded an additional $4.3 million to five members of Lewis' family who were passengers when the vehicle's ball joint mechanically failed and rolled down a ravine in New York State on March 8, 2008, said Lewis' attorney Thomas J. Duffy. Lewis, of the 1200 block of Poplar Street, rented the minivan from PhillyCarShare, a car-sharing organization, which was not found liable or negligent.
March 21, 2013
An investigation into a 2011 hit-and-run that left a man dead ended Tuesday with the surrender of a Northeast Philadelphia man. Robert Sickman, 26, was charged with driving under the influence and accident involving death in the April 2011 accident that killed William McCue, 28, of Port Richmond, police said. McCue was struck while crossing Richmond Street and died at the scene. The vehicle continued without stopping, fleeing north on Richmond Street. Police found the vehicle the next morning.