April 17, 2016 |
The April evening began with a trip to the Phillies game. But the fun night out for a group of 21-year-olds from Lansdale ended with a gruesome accident that split a car in half. One passenger was left dead on the side of the road as the driver fled the scene. Emotion generated by the tragedy remained fresh three years later, as a Montgomery County judge Friday sentenced Sean Sperl, now 24, to three to six years in a state prison for the 2013 accident that killed Ryan Petrille. "This is a really, really sad day for two families who are in such pain on so many levels," said Judge Gary S. Silow.
April 4, 2016
A 93-year-old man was struck and killed by a SEPTA shuttle bus in Glenside, Montgomery County, on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The accident happened about 1:10 p.m. on Glenside Avenue near Limekiln Pike, SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch said. The Cheltenham Township Police Department reported that Edward Hill Sr. of Glenside was attempting to cross the street as the shuttle bus was turning south on Limekiln Pike from Glenside Avenue. Hill, who was pinned under the bus, was pronounced dead at the scene.
March 31, 2016 |
A 40-year-old Burlington County woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with a hit-and-run Monday night that killed a 16-year-old boy on Route 130 in Pennsauken, police said. Susan Hyland, of Beverly, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a suspended license. About 11:20 p.m. Monday, Hyland was driving south on Route 130, just past Browning Road, when she hit a young male crossing the road, Pennsauken Police Capt. Thomas Connor said. The victim, Quason Turner, was a Pennsauken High School student, Police Sgt. Chris Sulzbach said.
March 31, 2016 |
Maybe high on the roof, so close to the sky, roofers such as James McCullagh feel invincible, towering over the world, towering over their fate. McCullagh, 60, said as much in federal court Tuesday, before he was sentenced to prison in connection with a roofing accident that killed his good friend Mark T. Smith, 52, on June 21, 2013. "It is a dangerous trade," McCullagh told U.S. District Judge Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro in a courtroom filled with about 50 spectators, the majority of them McCullagh's friends and many cousins.
March 16, 2016
A teenager was struck by a police cruiser Monday evening while he was walking in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia, authorities said. An unidentified officer was responding to what was described as a priority call shortly after 6 p.m. when his cruiser hit the teen, said Sgt. Eric Gripp, a police spokesman. Additional details surrounding how the accident happened or how fast the cruiser was traveling were not available Monday night. The accident occurred in the 1700 block of 56th Street, Gripp said.
March 9, 2016
DEVELOPING: A New Jersey state trooper injured Monday night in an accident on I-295 in West Deptford has died, authorities said. The trooper, who was not identified, was struck on the highway about 8:30 and was taken to Cooper University Hospital, authorities said. Information on the trooper's condition was unavailable. The highway was closed Monday night as police investigated the accident. - Staff report
March 3, 2016 |
Temple freshman Trey Lowe is likely to miss the rest of the basketball season because of injuries he suffered in a one-car accident early Sunday morning, the university said Tuesday. A guard out of Ewing (N.J.) High, Lowe was treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., for upper-body injuries he suffered in the accident, according to Temple officials. "I visited Trey and his family on both Sunday and Monday at the hospital," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said in a statement.
February 28, 2016
Funeral arrangements were announced Friday for former Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum, 24, who died Monday following a one-car accident on Route 55 in Salem County on Feb. 15. Services for Ms. McCollum, who moved to New Jersey from Arkansas to attend Princeton University after graduating from high school, will be held in her hometown of Forrest City, Ark. Born Feb. 6, 1992, she was the daughter of Rick and Maureen McCollum of Forrest City. She was a 2010 graduate and valedictorian of Forrest City High School and was named an Arkansas Times academic all-star in 2010.
February 24, 2016 |
Friends and family looked for a miracle for Cara McCollum after a car accident a week ago left the former Miss New Jersey hospitalized in critical condition with severe brain injuries. But in the end, it was not meant to be. McCollum died at Cooper University Hospital at 4:31 a.m. Monday. On Feb. 15, she lost control of her 2014 Ford Mustang in slushy conditions along a stretch of Route 55 in Pittsgrove Township, Salem County. State police said speed was a factor and McCollum was not wearing a seat belt.