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August 1, 2002 | By Kristen A. Graham INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
For long, frightening moments after a speeding car ran a red light and smashed into her vehicle, Linda Ripa thought her life was over. She was eight months pregnant, and her belly went rock-hard, then rag-doll-soft. Her car was virtually unrecognizable; her back, sternum, ankle and pelvis were shattered. "I was a bowl of Jell-O," said Ripa, 29, a model and actress from the South Jersey family that also produced sister Kelly, of talk-show and soap-opera fame. "I had been the physically active one, the go-getter, the one with all the energy.
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February 13, 1991 | By Christine Bahls and Bill Price, Special to The Inquirer
Three bad things happened to Bristol Borough Officers Sam Morrison and William Gunderman on Feb. 2. Bad thing number one: Morrison's unattended squad car was stolen. Bad thing number two: The thief drove the car to the Delaware River and pushed it into the water. Bad thing number three: The $18,000 vehicle was recovered a half-hour later, wrecked and worthless. It didn't stop there. Yesterday, Morrison and Gunderman were told they were suspended for 10 and five days, respectively, for recklessly endangering borough property.
NEWS
January 16, 2013
AT LAST, someone has come up with a good idea about what to do with Philadelphia's scandal-ridden Traffic Court: Get rid of it. Sen. Dominic Pileggi, Republican leader of the state Senate, said he is working on legislation to abolish Traffic Court and shift its duties to Municipal Court. Pileggi said he was prompted to act because of an ongoing FBI investigation into corruption at the court and because of a report, done for the state Supreme Court by investigator William Chadwick, that revealed widespread fixing of cases based on politics.
SPORTS
December 25, 1992 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Linebacker Michael Rogers, Alabama's second-leading tackler, was hospitalized in serious condition yesterday in Greenville, Ala., after an auto accident in which one person was killed and a third injured. Authorities said Rogers, a 22-year-old sophomore, was a passenger in a car that flipped several times. He suffered a head injury in addition to cuts and scrapes. The No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide will play No. 1 Miami with the national championship on the line Jan. 1 in the Sugar Bowl.
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December 26, 1986 | By Steve Stecklow, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two women were killed and a man was critically injured early yesterday in a three-car accident on the Walt Whitman Bridge, police said. One of the victims was identified by police as Arsenia S. Pasco, 36, of Sewell, Gloucester County. The second victim was not immediately identified, pending notification of relatives. Both were pronounced dead on arrival at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center in Camden shortly after 1 a.m., according to a hospital aide. John Corsey, 18, of National Park Borough, Gloucester County, was listed in critical condition with multiple injuries, the aide said.
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August 16, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The bodies of a man and a woman who were killed on the Garden State Parkway and their critically injured driver may have remained in a wrecked vehicle for 2 1/2 days before being found, according to the Ocean County medical examiner's office. The victims finally were found in Little Egg Harbor Township about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday by a group of dirt-bike riders exploring a densely wooded area between the parkway's northbound and southbound lanes, said Sgt. Chuck Bulicz of the state police barracks in Bass River.
SPORTS
January 12, 2006 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
Eric Namesnik, who won silver medals in swimming at the 1992 and '96 Olympics, died yesterday following a car accident last week. He was 35. Namesnik was critically injured in the Jan. 7 accident, which was caused by icy conditions in Pittsfield Township in Michigan, according to USA Swimming. He had been in a medically induced coma to reduce swelling around his brain before he died at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Namesnik won silver medals in the 400-meter individual medley at the '92 Barcelona Games and 4 years later in Atlanta.
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August 19, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Two members of the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy were killed yesterday and six others were injured when their station wagon ran off a highway in Montour County, struck a bridge abutment and split in two, police said. Both of those killed were from California. The eight people were traveling from the annual staff meeting of the group, which is known as SANE, in Zelienople near Pittsburgh to New York City. SANE executive director David Cortright said it appeared that the car went out of control during a rainstorm.
NEWS
July 31, 1988 | By Bill Miller, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three members of a family were in critical condition yesterday after a traffic accident Friday night in which the father was killed, police in West Goshen Township said. The driver of a second car was charged with homicide by auto and drunken driving, they said. Karyn Williams, 4, was listed in very critical condition last night at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she was on a life-support system, a hospital spokeswoman said. She was taken there by helicopter with her sister, Miesha, 8, who was listed in critical condition.
SPORTS
October 1, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Atlanta Thrashers star Dany Heatley was charged yesterday with reckless driving after his sports car swerved off a road and careened into a wall at about 80 mph, breaking his jaw and critically injuring a teammate. Dan Snyder, a backup center, underwent a 2-hour surgery for a skull fracture. Heatley, the MVP of the 2003 All-Star Game, was hospitalized in stable condition. At a news conference at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, the neurosurgeon who operated on Snyder said he was still unconscious but that there wasn't any bleeding into the brain.
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July 17, 2015
LIKE MANY rental-car customers, my husband and I declined the expensive insurance offered at the counter. We knew we were covered through our auto-insurance carrier. Additionally, the credit card we use covers rental cars. In my mind, if we did get into an accident, I would just use the coverage offered by the credit-card company. But during our recent vacation, we came out one morning to climb into our Town and Country minivan and found that the bumper had been hit. Or so we thought.
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October 29, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
TWO VIOLENT car crashes in yesterday morning's rain killed two people and left two more injured, police said. In the first accident, Christopher French, 43, of French Street near 17th in North Philadelphia, was driving a 2000 Cadillac DeVille south on City Avenue near 59th Street in Overbrook about 4:20 a.m. when he lost control of the car and crossed into the northbound lanes, crashing into a tree and a light pole, police said. The impact of the crash caused French's car to break apart and he was thrown from the vehicle, police said.
NEWS
July 30, 2014
Say, parents! Why this unavailing moan? Why heave your pensive bosoms with the groan? To Charles, the happy subject of my song, A brighter world, and nobler strains belong. - Phillis Wheatley (1773) No poet's rhyme, no singer's lyric, can erase the pain of a child's death. If only that uncontrollable grief could somehow protect other children from an unforeseen death. But it can't. A child can die in seemingly safe surroundings - a bedroom that becomes a deathtrap in a rowhouse fire, or a sidewalk stand, set up to sell fruit and bottled water, that is demolished by a speeding car. In recent weeks, Philadelphia has experienced tragedies in both of those settings.
SPORTS
June 6, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THERE WERE 32 team doctors at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, and every one of them examined Henry Josey's left knee. Thirty-two times, Josey hopped up on a table and offered up his scars from three surgeries. At an average of 10 minutes per exam, Josey would have spent 5 hours and 20 minutes being twisted and prodded, without allowing for downtime between appointments. It was a long day. "I came in, it felt like the place just shut down," Josey, a running back from Missouri, said yesterday at NovaCare, after finishing his organized team activity workout with the Eagles.
SPORTS
August 8, 2013 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
THE NIGHT after last month's Brickyard 400, Tony Stewart's sprint car flipped five times during a race at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario. Stewart was not injured. The three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion wasn't as lucky Monday night. Stewart broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg in an accident during a sprint-car race on Southern Iowa Speedway's dirt track. He had surgery early yesterday at a Des Moines hospital and remained there for observation. His team, Stewart-Haas Racing, also said he would need a second operation but did not reveal other details.
SPORTS
March 27, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
LINEBACKER Manti Te'o ended a trying 3 months by putting up a respectable 40-yard dash time Tuesday at Notre Dame's pro-day workout in front of scourts from 27 or 32 NFL teams. "I thought I did pretty good," Te'o said after his pro day workout in front of scouts from 27 of 32 NFL teams. "I'm very pleased with the way that I performed. " Some had expressed concern whether Te'o could be an every-down back in the NFL after he was timed at 4.82 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the combine in Indianapolis.
NEWS
January 18, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: A lot of backstory and angst go along with this story, but I'll keep it short: I'm in my 20s, and I got in a car accident in my dad and stepmom's car. I did not borrow the car for fun; I was visiting them from my home a few hours away and needed to pick up prescriptions. Car accident happens - totally my fault, although luckily no one was hurt. I find out the car doesn't have the relevant insurance and no damage is covered. In the heat of the moment I offer to pay, not realizing how expensive the repairs would be. Stepmom wants to hold me to this promise.
NEWS
January 16, 2013
AT LAST, someone has come up with a good idea about what to do with Philadelphia's scandal-ridden Traffic Court: Get rid of it. Sen. Dominic Pileggi, Republican leader of the state Senate, said he is working on legislation to abolish Traffic Court and shift its duties to Municipal Court. Pileggi said he was prompted to act because of an ongoing FBI investigation into corruption at the court and because of a report, done for the state Supreme Court by investigator William Chadwick, that revealed widespread fixing of cases based on politics.
NEWS
November 28, 2012 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
ON THANKSGIVING MORNING, as most of us prepared to stuff our bellies with pie and our bags with Black Friday booty, hundreds of recovering alcoholics and addicts converged in Bucks County, united by their past chase of the next high. And by the present high of needing only each other. They were at Livengrin, an addiction-treatment center in Bensalem, where many had gotten clean and sober. And they'd returned on Thanksgiving for its annual gratitude day. It's a simple but extraordinary happening that, for at least three decades, has given those in recovery a chance to state publicly why they're thankful.
NEWS
July 28, 2012
Md. man arrested, arms cache seized WASHINGTON - A Maryland man who threatened to go on a shooting rampage at his office with an arsenal of weapons was committed to a hospital on mental-health grounds, police said Friday. Police said the suspect, identified in a police warrant as Neil Edwin Prescott, was wearing a T-shirt that read "Guns don't kill people, I kill people" when he was initially interviewed by police this week. Anne Arundel County police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided the man's apartment in Crofton, Md., and found 25 guns, including semiautomatic rifles and pistols, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
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