April 5, 2012
A Deptford woman was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison in the hit-and-run death of a 43-year-old Woodbury bicyclist in 2010. Mary J. Dalton, 42, must serve 85 percent of the term - four years, three months - before becoming eligible for parole. She pleaded guilty on Feb. 6 to vehicular homicide in the death of Thomas McCoy, a longtime employee of a local McDonald's, on Sept. 14 and admitted she was drunk at the time. Dalton is not related to County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton, whose office prosecuted the case.
April 4, 2012 |
Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who left a 17-year-old bicyclist critically injured on a street in Northeast Philadelphia. A witness told police the teenager appeared to be texting when he was hit by a dark colored sedan about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday on the 4500 block of Tyson Avenue near Ditman, in Tacony. Police said the boy was crossing the street on a bicycle when he was struck by the eastbound car. The victim was taken to Aria Health's Torresdale campus in extremely critical condition with head injuries.
April 3, 2012
A NEW Pennsylvania law requiring cars and trucks to give 4 feet of clearance when passing a cyclist puts on the books what good drivers should do already, according to the bill's supporters. "All it does is codify what smart drivers and safe drivers already do," said Andrew Stober, spokesman for the Mayor's Office of Transportation. "There are 20 states that have this law. " The statewide law, which took effect Monday, allows drivers to pass over yellow lane lines to make way for cyclists.
March 18, 2012
Lanaye Jones, 24, was arrested Saturday on charges of drunken driving and related offenses after she hit a bicyclist at 30th and Diamond Streets and then fled, Philadelphia police said. They said that immediately after Jones struck the bicyclist, at 6:55 a.m., witnesses called 911, and she was stopped by police in her 2000 Suzuki Esteem at 19th and York Streets. Jones, of the 100 block of West Sylvania Street, was taken to police headquarters and charged. The bicyclist, a 22-year-old man, was not immediately identified.
March 17, 2012
Lanaye Jones, 24, was arrested Saturday on charges of drunk driving and related offenses after she hit a bicyclist at the intersection of 30th and Diamond Streets and then fled from the scene, police said. They said that immediately after Jones struck the bicyclist, at 6:55 a.m, witnesses called 911, and she was stopped by police in her 2000 Suzuki Esteem at 19th and York Streets. Jones, of the 100 block of West Sylvania Street, was taken to police headquarters and charged. The bicyclist, a 22-year-old man, was not immediately identified.
February 27, 2012 |
A bicyclist died Sunday evening after he was hit by an SUV on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township. Police have identified the 19-year-old victim as Patrick Dutton of nearby Mays Landing, also in Atlantic County. Shortly after 6:30 p.m., the bicycle was struck by an eastbound 2005 Ford Explorer driven by Steven Rando, 40, of Egg Harbor Township, according to police. The bicycle was apparently in the roadway, instead of on the paved shoulder, judging from evidence at the scene, according to police spokesman Lt. Robert Gray.
December 30, 2011 |
A BRITISH TOURIST who died in search of the perfect body, a pregnant woman and her unborn child who were beaten to death outside traffic court and a KYW traffic reporter slain by a butcher-knife-wielding bicyclist were among the city's more notorious deaths this year. Here's a look back: * Feb. 7: Tovoyia Owens, 21, was killed along with her unborn child when she was beaten to death outside of Philadelphia Traffic Court in broad daylight. Walter Williams, 26, is awaiting trial on third-degree murder charges for the beating, which was allegedly spurred on by an ongoing dispute he had with Owens' boyfriend.
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
December 12, 2011 |
Advocates for bicyclists and pedestrians have launched a last-minute effort to restore funding for a proposed ramp to the Ben Franklin Bridge walkway. Plans for a $3.2 million ramp on the Camden side of the bridge were not included in the 2012 capital budget approved Wednesday by the Delaware River Port Authority finance committee. The full DRPA board will vote on the budget Wednesday. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia on Friday asked the DRPA board to restore the money and launched an online petition drive to gather signatures of supporters of the ramp.
November 19, 2011
Philadelphia police have charged an Ivyland man with killing a bicyclist while driving under the influence. Brett Truskin, 22, was driving a 2011 Toyota RAV4 in the 1900 block of East Lehigh Avenue Friday evening when he struck the victim, police said. Truskin was traveling east and the bicyclist was riding west in the bike lane, police said. The car hit the bike head-on and then continued on to strike several cars - four of them parked and one occupied by a 52-year-old motorist, authorities said.