January 10, 2014 |
ERNEST MARKS, the West Philadelphia hit-and-run driver who has admitted to killing a Delaware County man and his dog, claims that he didn't realize that he'd struck a human being when he fled the scene Sunday evening. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood finds that explanation hard to believe. The victim, Richard Patterson, was struck with such force that he likely cracked Marks' front windshield with his head, police said. "He was probably on top of that vehicle for a period of time and eventually thrown off," Chitwood said.
January 5, 2014 |
FALLS TOWNSHIP The man who died Thursday after a pile of road salt collapsed on him in a Bucks County storage facility was a married father of two from Mount Laurel, Burlington County. Gustav J. Propper, 51, was "an amazing father and a true family man," according to a brief statement released by his family Friday. "Everything he did was for his family. It's extremely tragic, and we're just beyond words," the statement read. Propper was operating a front-end loader for International Salt, a Lackawanna County-based company that has a storage facility at the Kinder Morgan Port of Bucks County, on the Delaware River in Falls Township.
January 3, 2014 |
A WORKMAN died yesterday in an accident at a rock-salt storage facility in Bucks County, a county official said. The accident occurred about 3:30 p.m. near the Waste Management GROWS Landfill on Bordentown Road near New Ford Mill Road in Morrisville, according to Falls Township Police. Details of the fatal accident were unclear, but the man reportedly died after a pile of salt, used to clear ice from roadways, collapsed on him as he tried to move it with an industrial vehicle. John Hambrose, a spokesman for Waste Management, said that International Salt, a Lackawanna County firm, leases space in the complex to store rock salt.
November 21, 2013 |
Route 202 reopened after a multi-vehicle crash closed portions of the road in Tredyffrin, Chester County, earlier Tuesday. The crashed created a commuter nightmare on one of the region's most-heavily traveled highways, PennDot reported. Four hours after the pileup in the construction zone just north of the Cedar Hollow Road overpass, all Route 202 lanes were open. One person seriously injured in the crash was flown by helicopter to Reading Hospital and is in stable condition, police said.
November 12, 2013 |
A LAMPPOST lit up the scene outside Shambra Rollins' duplex in Camden last night - the mourners greeting with silent embraces on the sidewalk, oblivious to the cold as the wind whipped leaves between their legs. At Broadway and Royden, just a few blocks away, yellow police tape spilled from a garbage bag beneath a streetlamp, the only sign that something had happened earlier that day. Rollins, a retired special-education teacher in Camden and a minister at Abundant Harvest House of Prayer on McKean Street in Philadelphia, was struck and killed by an NJ Transit bus about 12:45 p.m. yesterday, police said, an accident some of her family members witnessed.
November 6, 2013 |
GALLOWAY TWP. A 69-year-old Hammonton man was killed Monday and six people were injured when a tractor-trailer apparently ran a red light at the intersection of the White Horse Pike and Pomona Road, striking three cars, authorities said. The intersection was shut down for hours. Westbound traffic was diverted north to Pomona Road and eastbound traffic was rerouted to Genoa Avenue. The name of the man killed in the accident was not released. He was driving with his wife and son who were injured and are in the hospital in stable condition, said Sgt. Donna Higbee of the Galloway Township Police Department.
November 3, 2013 |
HADDONFIELD Cameron P. Lyon had reached his goal of having "a reputable, highly regarded tree care company and a loving family to share it with," his web page said. His work and safety precautions were widely praised across the leafy borough, especially on Woodland Avenue, where he had pruned and removed several trees. This week, residents on the street teared up upon learning of Lyon's accidental death on the job Thursday. Some gathered outside to share the news and remember him. Lyon, operator of Lyon & Son Tree Service in Barrington, was working in the 400 block of Chews Landing Road shortly after 8 a.m. when he fell from a tree, acting Police Chief Ted Stuessy said Friday.
November 1, 2013 |
A BICYCLIST injured in an accident yesterday morning on Martin Luther King Drive got some help from a good Samaritan - Mayor Nutter. The accident happened about 9 a.m. near Sweetbriar Drive. Police said the 63-year-old man was biking in a crosswalk when he was struck by a Ford Focus, causing him to get hit by a second vehicle. Nutter's special assistant, Lauren Walker, drove past the accident and called to alert the mayor, who takes the route to work. When Nutter arrived on the scene, he said, the cyclist was lying in the road, bleeding.
October 11, 2013
WE HERE at Tattle are a nostalgic, sentimental lot. We often find ourselves pining for the good old days - circa 2007 - when Paris Hilton was the center of the universe. So we are pleased to lead today's column with La Hilton, who hasn't yet quite gotten with the program when it comes to using the telephone. Paris was doing a phone interview Thursday morning with disc jockey Bob Dumas , who works for a station in the Raleigh-Durham region of North Carolina (which says all you need to know about her current buzz-worthiness)
September 29, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA A Philadelphia police sergeant involved in an off-duty car crash that killed another driver was charged Friday with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, the District Attorney's Office said. Sgt. Thomas Winkis, 45, a 21-year veteran of the department, also was charged with homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter, and recklessly endangering another person, said Tasha Jamerson, spokeswoman for District Attorney Seth Williams.