April 15, 2013 |
Question: My husband and I rented a car from Hertz in Munich last summer. The rental process was incredibly time-consuming, and after 45 minutes at the rental desk, a five-minute walk to the garage, and then a 30-minute wait in the garage, we finally received our vehicle. It was parked in the travel lane, so we hurried to load our luggage and ourselves into it and get out of the way. We were not offered the opportunity to examine the car. It was also dark in the garage, and the car was black.
April 14, 2013 |
A Rowan University student died 13 hours after being hit by a car early Friday on campus. Police suspect alcohol may have been involved in the accident. Matthew J. Uhl, 22, a senior entrepreneurship major from Little Egg Harbor, N.J., suffered massive head trauma after a driver from Connecticut hit him on State Street around 12:30 a.m., Glassboro police said. Friends took to Twitter earlier in the day sending messages of support, using the hash tag #prayformattuhl, with biting references to drunken driving.
April 13, 2013 |
A Rowan University student hit by car early this morning on campus has died. Matthew J. Uhl, 22, a senior entrepreneurship major from Little Egg Harbor, suffered massive head trauma from the crash, Glassboro police said. He died at Cooper University Hospital in Camden at 1:30 p.m., 13 hours after he was hit. Glassboro police said Uhl was walking with friends when he was hit in the roadway around 12:30 a.m. by Derrick D. Gilliam, 26, of Bridgeport, Conn., on State Street, a road on the east end of the campus.
April 12, 2013
Looking at the north side of Philadelphia City Hall, most people see a broad sidewalk that should be available for pedestrians hustling up from the train station or crossing town for work or entertainment. But a privileged few in this city see that paved surface as a parking lot for the entitled. Imagine what would happen happen to an ordinary citizen who pulled his car up on the sidewalk and ditched it there? It's a good thing members of Philadelphia's elite don't think they can pull up and park on Independence Mall or in front of the Art Museum steps, where large, flat surfaces also can be found.
April 11, 2013 |
INDYCARS were on Pocono Raceway's 2.5-mile tri-oval Wednesday for the first time since 1989. The reaction from drivers following the testing for the July 7 IndyCar 400 race? Very favorable. "Definitely it's a really nice track, very smooth with the resurfacing," Penske Racing's Will Power said. "It's very fast. I've already been wide-open all the way around. Maybe a little bit heavy on downforce, but nice. " The cars were clocked unofficially at 215 mph during the testing conducted by Firestone.
April 8, 2013 |
Louis Roselli was plugging in his GPS in the parking lot of the Absecon Home Depot when his wife started screaming. He turned to see a car veer off Route 30 and into a retention pond on the side of the road. The plume of water the car sent up when it hit the pond was "higher than a telephone pole," he said. Roselli, 58, started his car and raced toward the pond. Four wheels pointed toward the sky. A young man surfaced, gasping, and yelled that three others were trapped in the car. "My heart just sank, like, 'No, don't do this to me,' " Roselli said.
April 8, 2013
Fire marshals are investigating a fatal car fire that occurred early Saturday near Kingsessing. At 4:36 a.m., a body was found in a flaming 2013 Toyota on the 5300 block of Glenmore Avenue. Fire crews extinguished the fire. The body is still unidentified, and marshals are investigating the cause of the fire, police said. - Aubrey Whelan
April 8, 2013 |
Cars have been selling well in the economic recovery. And if you find yourself in the market for new wheels, it'll be good to review the rules of the road for financing the purchase of a new or used vehicle. The car site Edmunds.com has a section devoted to auto financing. A current featured article there describes the dangers of "yo-yo financing. " That's when you drive off with the car, but the dealer calls later to say your financing fell through and you need to come sign for a more expensive loan, or make a bigger down payment, or both.
April 7, 2013 |
Two New Jersey state troopers were taken to the hospital after a drunken driver struck their squad car while they guarded an accident on I-676 in Camden Saturday morning. Two troopers from Belmar Barracks were investigating a car accident on I-676 in Camden at around 3 a.m. Saturday and had stopped their car in the roadway, police said. While they were waiting at the scene, another car struck theirs from behind. Both troopers were in the car at the time, and the car sustained extensive damage, police said.