July 3, 2010 |
A 19-year-old man on a bicycle died early Saturday after he was shot twice in the back, police said. Riquan Westbrook of North Philadelphia was found at 23rd Street and Watkins Street in South Philadelphia. He was transferred to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he died at 2:04 a.m., police said.
July 8, 1993 |
Kenneth Fordham went for a ride on his blue-green 10-speed bike last Friday morning and never returned home. Malvern Police are asking for help in locating him. Fordham, 33, of the 100 block of Old Lincoln Highway in Malvern, was reported last seen about 9:15 a.m. when he left his home for East Central Avenue in Paoli. Fordham wears a white bicycle helmet with red decals when he rides. He is black with a light complexion and is described as about 5-foot-6 and 180 pounds. Police say there is no apparent reason for his disappearance.
July 17, 1986 |
A bicyclist on his way from Vermont to Florida was found beaten in a clump of woods off Rodmor Road, near Township Line in Haverford Township after he called for help for more than seven hours Sunday, township police reported. Kevin Grover, 32, of Londonderry, Vt., was found by police about 8 a.m. He was wrapped in his sleeping bag, had blood on his face and his eyes were swollen shut. Haverford Police Sgt. Charles Brooks said Monday that Grover told officers he had been beaten by two unidentified men around 1 a.m. Sunday and lay calling for help until morning.
August 11, 1986 |
Twisted and rusted beer cans lie discarded in the woods off Township Line Road, the remains of many parties that, until recently, generated little more than complaints from neighbors in the Drexel Hill section of Haverford Township. But now other remnants catch the eye in the woodland. Yellow plastic strips have been tied to trees here and there by Haverford police in their search for clues to the assailants who on July 13 viciously beat a Vermont bicyclist. The bicyclist, Kevin Grover, 32, died two weeks later of brain injuries from the attack.
December 29, 2011
A 47-year-old bicyclist was hit by a trolley Wednesday afternoon in Southwest Philadelphia, authorities said. The accident involving the Route 36 trolley and the cyclist occurred about 4 p.m. at Island Avenue and Lindbergh Boulevard, in the Eastwick section, according to SEPTA spokeswoman Kristin Geiger. The cyclist was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Information about his condition was unavailable Wednesday night. - Anthony Campisi
September 17, 2010 |
The bicyclist who was shot and killed in West Philadelphia Thursday morning was identified today Rasul Gresham. Gresham, 32, was shot multiple times on the 5900 block of Pine Streets, just blocks from where he lived on the 500 block of South 59th Street. Police are looking for two juveniles who raced away from the scene on bicycles. Investigators have not disclosed a possible motive. CBS3 quoted family friends as saying Gresham grew up in the neighborhood and had four young children.
May 1, 1986 |
A bicyclist was killed last week in an accident on West Chester Pike in Willistown. Sean Scallan, 22, a West Chester University senior and resident of West Chester, was pronounced dead at 10:14 a.m. Saturday at Haverford Community Hospital. He had suffered severe head and neck injuries. Willistown police said Scallan was injured when his bicycle was struck from the rear by a 1981 Oldsmobile Toronado, driven by Burnell Garrett, 75, of Plum Run Road, West Chester. Police said Scallan and Garrett were traveling east on West Chester Pike about 9:20 a.m. Saturday when the car struck the bicycle, which was in the east curb lane.
June 21, 2013
A BICYCLIST was critically injured after he was found impaled on a fence in Fairmount Park, police said. Police found the man about 2 a.m. yesterday after receiving a call that led them to Martin Luther King Drive. There is a dip in that section of the road, police said, and the man maight have lost control and fell. He had apparently been cycling toward the thoroughfare down Black Road. According to Howard Hochheiser, president of the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia, Black Road is steep and often covered in gravel.
January 22, 2013 |
A 32-year-old cyclist from Exton, Chester County, was struck and killed this morning in West Goshen Township. Kirsten Higley was hit by an eastbound car as she rode on Boot Road near Mary Jane Lane at 6:44 a.m., West Goshen Police said. She died a short time later at Paoli Hospital. The driver of the vehicle, Susan McClain, 54, of Downingtown, was not injured and is cooperating with police. The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the West Goshen Police Traffic Safety Division at 610-696-7400.
September 4, 2016 |
A bicyclist died after an overnight hit-and-run crash in Northeast Philadelphia. The victim, identified as 42-year-old Matthew Matteson, was riding his bike in the northbound bicycle lane on the 5700 block of Frankford Avenue, on the border of the city's Mayfair and Wissinoming sections, when he was struck at about 12:45 a.m. Friday, Philadelphia police said. The driver, who was also heading north, fled the scene after the crash. Police said later Friday that a person of interest was being questioned.