July 12, 2010
Philadelphia police are investigating a hit-and-run accident early Sunday in the city's East Frankford section that left a female cyclist fatally injured. Witnesses told police that the young woman had been struck about 12:25 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Torresdale Avenue near Womrath Street. The woman, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead a short time later. Investigators said witnesses identified the car that struck the cyclist as a black 1999 Ford Taurus that was found parked and unoccupied a few blocks away in the 4200 block of Torresdale Avenue.
October 8, 2010 |
A 16-year-old boy was killed this afternoon in Southwest Philadelphia when he was struck by a privately-owned garbage truck as he was riding his bicycle, police said. The boy, who has not been named by police, was riding southbound on 58th Street near Elmwood St. About 3:40 p.m. a truck, owned by McCusker and Osborne, hit him, police said. The accident is under investigation. Charges have not been filed against the truck driver, police said. Contact staff writer Sam Wood at 215-854-2796 or samwood@phillynews.
November 22, 2012
A 10-year-old boy riding a bicycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver Wednesday evening in the city's Frankford section, police said. The boy was hit by a white minivan at 7:39 p.m. in the area of Jackson and Granite Streets, police said. The minivan was last seen traveling south on Jackson. Medics took the boy to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in stable condition with possible head and abdominal injuries. - Robert Moran
June 17, 2009 |
Police are looking for the driver of a black-and-white cab that they said struck a woman on a bicycle early yesterday morning in South Philadelphia and drove away without stopping. The woman, who is in her 20s, was riding north on Broad Street about 2:40 a.m., police said. The cab, which police said may have been from Olde City Cabs, was also headed north and hit the woman near Federal Street. The woman, whose name was not released, was carrying a small dog in a backpack or in her bike basket, police said.
September 15, 2010 |
A 40-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in the hit-and-run death of a 44-year-old bicyclist in Deptford late Tuesday. Charged is Mary Dalton, of 101 Redstone Ridge Drive, Deptford Township. The victim has been identified as Thomas McCoy, of Mantua Avenue, Woodbury. The Gloucester County's Prosecutor's Office said Dalton, behind the wheel of a Ford Explorer, hit McCoy about 11:30 p.m. on the northbound side of Delsea Drive near Holy Trinity School. McCoy apparently had been returning from a shopping trip at a nearby Wal-Mart, officials said.
January 1, 2011 |
A Havertown man was charged with vehicular manslaughter Thursday night after he struck and killed a Lansdowne bicyclist while driving drunk in Philadelphia, police said. Paul Jones, 53, of Wales Road, was arrested shortly after 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Moments after he hit the cyclist, he crashed his black Ford pickup into a minivan with two women and a child inside, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood said. The minivan occupants were not hurt, he said. Police said Randall Bratu, 62, of Lacrosse Street, Lansdowne, was bicycling home in the 6400 block of Baltimore Avenue when Jones struck him from behind shortly before 10:30 p.m. Bratu was thrown at least 30 yards into the air, Chitwood said, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
May 9, 1995 |
A gunman hiding in bushes along Route 55 fired a shot yesterday at a bicyclist crossing a highway overpass, then was spotted minutes later atop a factory building a half-mile away, authorities said. No one was injured in the shooting, according to police, who said they were baffled by the entire incident. The elusive gunman was not caught. Police said a single shot was fired at the bicyclist as he pedaled along Route 553 where it passes over Route 55 at 2:01 p.m. The bullet missed the cyclist and struck the chain-link fence that lines the bridge.
May 9, 2003 |
A bicyclist who gropes women in Center City and South Philadelphia struck again yesterday morning, bringing to seven the number of times the pedaling miscreant has indecently assaulted a female pedestrian, police said. The latest attack occurred about 8 a.m. when a heavyset man on a 10-speed grabbed the buttocks of a 29-year-old woman near 10th and Pine Streets and then whizzed away, said Inspector William Colarulo, a police spokesman. The spree has resulted in beefed-up marked and unmarked patrols downtown as police search for a chubby white man, possibly 5 feet 10 inches, in his 30s, with dirty-blond hair who strikes without hesitation and then vanishes.
August 12, 2003 |
Philadelphia police last night announced they had arrested a bicyclist who groped women in Queen Village, Society Hill, and other Center City neighborhoods. The man, who police believe was responsible for fondling as many as nine women since July 5, was arrested after the 10th such attack - about 5:50 p.m. on a woman at Third and Lombard Streets in Society Hill. Yesterday's attack, like the others, happened as the victim was walking on a city street. The attacker rode up on a bicycle, approached the woman from behind, and grabbed her buttocks.