May 31, 2013 |
A 17-year-old senior at the Haverford School was killed Tuesday night after he lost control of his car and it swerved into oncoming traffic in Concord Township. Kip Taviano of Glen Mills was driving west on Smithbridge Road when he lost control of his 2002 Toyota Camry while negotiating a curve, Pennsylvania state police said. His car was hit by a 2008 Land Rover driven by a 17-year-old girl, also from Glen Mills, police said. Taviano was pronounced dead at the scene; the other driver had minor injuries.
May 26, 2013
Texas flood claims a life SAN ANTONIO - A woman has been killed in flooding in the San Antonio area. San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Christian Bove said the woman was trapped in her car, got on the roof, and was swept away in floodwaters. He said her body was later found against a fence. Bove said rescue workers were searching for a second person who had been trapped in another car. He said about 130 people had been rescued from homes and cars in the San Antonio area. San Antonio International Airport recorded nearly 10 inches of rain from midnight to Saturday afternoon.
May 24, 2013 |
THE IMAGES make a Flyers fan's heart stop: a flashy sports car belonging to the team's star player, mangled on the side of a road. This time, thankfully, there will be no tears. Flyers leading scorer Jake Voracek was involved in a serious car accident in his native Czech Republic yesterday morning, but walked away from the wreck without any injuries. "I spoke with Jake this morning," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement. "He was involved in a car accident in the Czech Republic.
May 23, 2013 |
The Flyers said that winger Jake Voracek escaped injury Wednesday after crashing his Ferrari into a truck in his hometown of Kladno, Czech Republic. The incident was reported on the Czech Republic website Sport.cz. According to the Google translation of the report, Voracek was speeding down the road when a truck coming from the opposite direction slowed to turn left. A police spokesman told Sport.cz that Voracek "failed to comply with safe distance from the vehicle ahead. " The Flyers released a statement by general manager Paul Holmgren: "I spoke with Jake this morning.
May 23, 2013 |
NEAR the conclusion of our meeting with IndyCar drivers Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe Monday, I said, smiling, "We can't let a media session go by without a Danica question. " You'd have thought someone had dialed back the room temperature 30 degrees at XFINITY Live! Talk about a frosty reaction . . . Dixon looked at Briscoe, who returned the "you first" glance. Asked about Danica Patrick's transition from the IndyCar series to NASCAR Sprint Cup this season, Briscoe finally said, "She's looking at it more from a sponsorship and business standpoint.
May 22, 2013 |
SCOTT DIXON has never raced at Pocono Raceway, In fact, until yesterday, all he knew was the mountaintop race track is in Pennsylvania. Dixon, a two-time Izod IndyCar series champion, will be racing at 200-plus mph July 7 when the open-wheelers return to Pocono for the first time since 1989 for the Pocono IndyCar 400. "I've spoken to [teammate] Dario [Franchitti] about it," Dixon said during a media session at XFINITY Live! "Even when you look at it on paper, it will be a fantastic track for us to race.
May 21, 2013 |
BAGHDAD - Iraq's wave of bloodshed sharply escalated Monday with more than a dozen car bombings across the country, part of attacks that killed at least 95 people and brought echoes of past sectarian carnage and fears of a dangerous spillover from Syria's civil war next door. The latest spiral of violence - which has claimed more than 240 lives in the last week - carries the hallmarks of the two sides that brought nearly nonstop chaos to Iraq for years: Sunni insurgents, including al-Qaeda's branch in Iraq, and Shiite militias defending their newfound power after Saddam Hussein's fall.
May 18, 2013 |
An Episcopal Academy high school student died Thursday night when he crashed his SUV in Radnor. Paul Lewis Pratt, 18, was a junior on the crew team. His four-man varsity squad was scheduled to row in the Stotesbury Regatta Friday at Boathouse Row in Philadelphia. Pratt crashed his Chevy Suburban on the 1300 block of Eagle Road in Radnor, just before 8 p.m. Thursday, said Radnor Police Superintendent Bill Colarulo. "He apparently lost control. He hit a curb, which caused his vehicle to roll into a tree," Colarulo said.
May 17, 2013 |
To better document encounters between officers and the public, video recorders will be mounted in police cars of the Delaware River Port Authority. The DRPA board approved a plan Wednesday to spend $343,987 to install the recorders in 48 cars used by officers who patrol the authority's four toll bridges and the PATCO commuter rail line. The cameras will be purchased from Computech International of Great Neck, N.Y. They will automatically record an officer's actions, providing "indisputable documentation" of all encounters and improving internal investigations of public complaints, the DRPA said.
May 15, 2013 |
A former New Jersey state trooper who led an "embarrassing" high-speed escort of luxury sports cars to Atlantic City was sentenced Monday to a year of probation. Nadir Nassry, who had held the rank of sergeant, also must perform 75 hours of community service as part of the sentence imposed by Superior Court Judge Bradley J. Ferencz in Middlesex County. Nassry, 48, of Phillipsburg, forfeited his job when he pleaded guilty in March to falsifying or tampering with records. He had been on the force for 26 years, earning an annual salary of $110,000.