September 11, 2015 |
Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer said Wednesday that he had launched an investigation into a video of an ambulance driver texting while driving. The video, posted by 6ABC, was taken by Ebony Clarke, who was in the ambulance with her son en route to a hospital for a head injury last month, the station reported. Sawyer said the department learned of the video through the TV station. He said he was "shocked" by the video. "Not only is [texting while driving] against department policy, but it's against Pennsylvania state vehicle codes," he said.
August 8, 2013 |
A LANCASTER man already charged with killing a mother and three young children while racing his car on Roosevelt Boulevard last month is now facing charges of impersonating a cop during a bizarre roadway incident in Lancaster County. Manheim Township police charged Khusen Akhmedov, 23, with impersonating a public servant and reckless driving on Monday stemming from a July 8 incident - about a week before the fatal crash. According to the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal , a criminal complaint says a woman told police that a man driving a silver Audi, with a Philadelphia Police Department sticker on the rear bumper, passed her twice driving at a high rate of speed.
March 5, 2012
An ambulance transporting an 80-year-old patient overturned in a three-vehicle crash in the city's Logan section Sunday that sent five people to hospitals, Philadelphia police said. The victims were taken to Temple University Hospital and Einstein Medical Center. Their injuries were described as not life-threatening. The Ford ambulance had its lights and sirens on as it headed east on West Olney Avenue near La Salle University. As the ambulance approached a red traffic light around 9:34 a.m., it hit a Mercury Sable, which had the green light and was traveling north on 20th Street, police said.
March 4, 2012
An ambulance transporting an 80-year-old patient overturned in a three-vehicle crash Sunday that sent five people to hospitals, Philadelphia police said. The victims were taken to Temple University Hospital and Einstein Medical Center. Their injuries were not described as life threatening. The Ford ambulance had its lights and sirens on as it headed east on West Olney Avenue, near La Salle University. As the ambulance approached a red traffic light around 9:34 a.m., it hit a Mercury Sable, which had the green light and was traveling north on 20th Street, police said.
October 11, 2010
1 2 COPS HURT IN S. PHILA. COLLISION Two police officers were injured early Saturday when a van rear-ended their squad car with enough force to flip it over. The officers were responding to a call on Dudley Street near 19th, South Philadelphia, and were eastbound on Snyder Avenue with lights and siren on, police said. As the officers turned left on 23rd Street, their cruiser was struck from behind by a minivan, causing the squad car to overturn. The officers were treated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for head, neck and back injuries, and released.
August 17, 2006 |
Naomi Coccoli kept a watchful eye on her diminutive sister, particularly in busy parking lots. Standing 3-foot-9, 56-year-old Darlene Watson was "small, like a child," Coccoli said yesterday. "I always looked out for her because she was so little and because cars couldn't see her. " On Monday, an ambulance driver didn't spot Watson, accidentally running her over outside a Cherry Hill medical center on Kings Highway. She died almost instantly, her skull and lungs crushed, Coccoli said.
June 30, 2006 |
John Legieko, a beloved ambulance driver and volunteer firefighter who often donned a Sparky the Fire Dog costume for schoolchildren, lived to help others, his parents and colleagues said. His sudden death at age 19 almost four years ago continued that legacy when three people received his organ donations. Yesterday, on the ninth day of a medical malpractice trial, Chester County Court Judge William P. Mahon dismissed the jury that had been listening to complex, often contradictory testimony about Legieko's final hours at Brandywine Hospital on Sept.
May 28, 2006 |
Over the loudspeaker, ambulance driver Raed Sadaq Karim's voice boomed out over the barely moving cars clogging one of Baghdad's main thoroughfares. "Clear the road! Give me room. Please give me room," he pleaded. Drivers barely took notice, despite the white ambulance's wailing siren and flashing lights. Karim's eyes searched for space, then he swerved through small openings between cars, finally arriving at the apartment building where a woman was having a heart attack. Fortunately, the patient was still alive.
January 3, 2002 |
Here's what happened on the day Fortunato Perri almost got killed: He was about 16 - a good boy, but no angel. Today, he may be boss of Philadelphia Traffic Court and an exemplary driver, but in those days he'd acquired a few tickets. Suddenly, there's a knock on the door of Perri's rowhouse in Frankford. It's Rocky, a cop from South Philly. Rocky has a warrant for Perri's arrest. "Get out of here," Perri pleads. "I'll settle with you later. I don't care what you do to me, but you gotta go. If he sees you, my father will get a gun and kill me. " Perri's father, Joseph, was old-school.
September 12, 2001 |
They were on their way to treat the victims of yesterday's terrorist attack on New York. Instead, three Clayton emergency service workers wound up injured, one seriously, when the ambulance they were in was hit by a truck about 12:45 p.m. Police said the ambulance, on its way to Deptford Mall to join a convoy of Gloucester County emergency crews, had its lights flashing and sirens sounding when it ran a red light while heading north on...