February 27, 2013 |
A broken headlight led to the arrest of an Upper Darby man in a Fourth of July hit-and-run accident that left a Boothwyn man dead, authorities said. Pacurie Huynh, 29, was arrested Monday and charged with causing an accident that involved death and failing to give information, according to the criminal complaint. The victim, Thomas Quercetti, 28, was walking home from a friend's house about 1:30 a.m. on the shoulder of the 100 block of North State Road in Springfield Township, Delaware County, when he was stuck by a vehicle.
February 25, 2013 |
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A big first for Danica Patrick, but an even bigger second for Jimmie Johnson. Patrick made history up front at the Daytona 500 Sunday, only to see Johnson make a late push ahead of her and reclaim his spot at the top of his sport. It was the second Daytona 500 victory for Johnson, a five-time NASCAR champion who first won "The Great American Race" in 2006. "There is no other way to start the season than to win the Daytona 500. I'm a very lucky man to have won it twice," said Johnson, who won in his 400th career start.
February 24, 2013 |
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - At least 33 fans were injured Saturday during a NASCAR race when a car flew into the fence at Daytona International Speedway, hurling a tire and large pieces of debris into the stands. The accident happened on the last lap of the second-tier Nationwide Series race on the eve of Sunday's Daytona 500, which officials said would go on as scheduled. Speedway president Joie Chitwood said 14 fans were treated on site, and 14 others were taken to hospitals. Chitwood didn't give any updates on their conditions.
February 20, 2013 |
In the packed living room of the Riverside house, one of Rosa Llivisupa's 12 surviving children eased her into a chair as religious candles flickered to one side. She clutched a clump of tissues, lifted a framed photo of her deceased son closer to her face, and sobbed. Luis F. Sarmiento, 21, was fatally struck by two cars on the Garden State Parkway in Kenilworth in Union County, shortly before 1 a.m. on Monday as he crossed the busy highway. He had just survived a two-vehicle crash on the parkway, State Police said.
February 18, 2013 |
TWO FATAL ONE-CAR crashes in the area were being investigated over the weekend. Camden County authorities said four teenagers from Philadelphia were in a car that flipped from an overpass just after 9 p.m. Saturday on Route 73 at Hylton Road in Pennsauken. A 15-year-old boy thrown from the car was pronounced dead at Cooper University Hospital. Three others were taken to nearby hospitals, where their conditions were not available Sunday. Pennsauken police did not release the name of the boy who died.
February 7, 2013 |
Two Philadelphia residents have been charged with insurance fraud after claiming they were injured in a minor accident on a SEPTA bus. The accident, according to the District Attorney's office, was hardly notable. A truck got a little too close to a southbound SEPTA bus on Feb. 17, 2011. At 23rd and Spruce streets, the truck clipped a side view mirror causing it to shatter. Surveillance cameras on the bus captured images of the passengers aboard the bus, none of whom seemed to have been disturbed by the incident.
February 6, 2013
A car chase after an accident Tuesday afternoon in Wynnefield ended with a crash that left an 90-year-old man in a third vehicle in critical condition, police said. A 25-year-old man driving a blue Buick Park Avenue got into an accident with a 29-year-old man in a white Nissan Maxima at 54th Street and City Avenue, police said. The younger driver fled and was pursued by the man in the Nissan. At 3:47, the Buick crashed into a gold Honda Accord occupied by the man and an 82-year-old woman in the 2200 block of Bryn Mawr Avenue, police said.
February 6, 2013 |
An accidental shooting near the Gloucester County Superior Court building wounded a detective and led to the lockdown of the nearby Woodbury High School, authorities said. It was the second accidental shooting of a law enforcement officer today. A spokesman for the Gloucester Co. Prosecutors office said the officer's service weapon discharged about 1:30 p.m. in the parking area at the Hunter Street complex. The detective's injuries are not considered life-threatening, said spokesman Bernie Weisenfeld, and he has been taken to Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury for treatment.
February 6, 2013
A detective with the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office was wounded this afternoon in a parking area outside the Gloucester County Justice Complex on Hunter Street in Woodbury when the officer's service weapon accidentally discharged, according to the prosecutor's office. The wound was not life-threatening and no other person was injured. The detective, who is not being named because of the nature the officer's assignment, was taken to Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury.