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February 4, 1988 | By DAVE RACHER, Daily News Staff Writer
A driver for a private ambulance firm has been ordered to stand trial on charges of causing the death of an elderly Northeast Philadelphia woman and serious injury to her husband in an auto accident Dec. 28. Following a preliminary hearing yesterday, Municipal Judge Charles J. Margiotti ordered Paul Zarembo, 23, of Clarenden Road near Hereford Drive, Torresdale, held on charges of homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault...
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April 19, 2000 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
William Burnand Warden Sr., 77, of Lahaska, who was a wartime ambulance driver, an artist, a local government official and an officer of a Philadelphia opera company, died Thursday of complications from diabetes at Greenleaf Nursing & Convalescent Center in Doylestown Borough. A 1989 Inquirer article detailed how many Americans drove ambulances for allied armies and were wounded in Italy during World War II. Mr. Warden was among 87 such members of the American Field Service whom the U.S. Government that year ruled eligible for Purple Hearts and other military decorations.
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December 5, 1993 | By Josh Zimmer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The city has suspended without pay a nine-year veteran of the Fire Department until Camden County Superior Court settles charges that he sexually molested two male Gloucester City teenagers. Ambulance driver Charles McCormick, 51, was suspended Nov. 15, nearly a month after Gloucester City police arrested him on one count of criminal sexual conduct and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. The Gloucester City charges resulted from an incident that allegedly occurred at one victim's home, police said.
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June 27, 1995 | By Tom Avril, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Jonathan Woolery was driving the ambulance in Delran with sirens on and lights flashing, but he wasn't on his way to a rescue, he admitted in Burlington County Superior Court yesterday. Woolery was merely headed to work in Philadelphia on Oct. 3, 1993, when the vehicle ran a red light and was struck by a 1976 Chevrolet Malibu. Brian Sharp, 19, a passenger in that car, died 25 days later of head injuries. Yesterday, more than three dozen of Sharp's friends and family members packed the courtroom as Woolery, 26, pleaded guilty to third-degree "death by auto," or recklessly causing another's death with a vehicle.
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August 17, 2006 | By Wendy Ruderman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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March 30, 1999 | DAVID MAIALETTI/ DAILY NEWS
An ambulance driver makes good use of a litter yesterday in Fairmount Park near Georges Hill Drive during his lunch break. The balmy spring weather was expected to continue.
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March 28, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / CRISTY RICKARD
ABANDONED, a newborn boy is cradled by a nurse. Police said a man handed the baby, believed to have been born several hours earlier, to an ambulance driver outside Warminster General Hospital about 9:30 a.m. yesterday. The man disappeared after the baby was taken inside. The boy, weighing just under 5 pounds, is about four weeks premature and suffers from hypothermia. The baby was transferred to Doylestown Hospital.
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September 11, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 24, 1986 | By KURT HEINE, Daily News Staff Writer
An ambulance racing toward a hospital while medical personnel tried to restore a critically ill infant's heartbeat ran a red light and crashed Saturday in Woodbury, Gloucester County, resulting in the death of the month- old boy and injury to four other people, authorities said. The county medical examiner's office said the death of Antaun White of Fairfield Township, Cumberland County, was caused by the sudden stoppage of emergency care and not from injuries sustained in the crash.
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July 9, 1997 | By Sudarsan Raghavan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An ambulance with its siren blaring and a car collided at a downtown Norristown intersection last night. The car then veered into an office building, severely injuring the driver. Vann Ny Meng, 16, of the 100 block of Hartranft Avenue, was pried from the wreckage and flown by helicopter to Allegheny University Hospitals/Hahnemann, where she was listed in critical condition last night. About 7 p.m., George Sooter was sitting on his front porch when he heard sirens and then a "boom" and then a bigger "boom," he said.
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September 11, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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August 8, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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August 17, 2006 | By Wendy Ruderman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 30, 2006 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 28, 2006 | By Leila Fadel INQUIRER FOREIGN STAFF
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.
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January 3, 2002 | By Art Carey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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September 12, 2001 | By Jennifer Moroz INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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...
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