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June 29, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A worker at a Bustleton car wash was fatally injured Monday when was struck by two vehicles. Philadelphia police said the 22-year-old man was cleaning a car's rear windows when he was hit by another vehicle, a gray Dodge Durango. The employee at Krewsin Klean Car Wash, located at 9201 Krewstown Road, was then struck a second time, by a red Honda Accord that was leaving the car wash, police said. The man, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene a few minutes later, at 11:59 a.m., police said.
NEWS
June 27, 2016 | By Steve Bohnel, Staff Writer
Fred Simeone has spent half a century collecting race cars, and Philadelphia is the lucky beneficiary. His massive, impressive collection - more than 60 world-class vintage sports racers - is open to the public in the huge Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, at 6825 Norwitch Dr., near Philadelphia International Airport. Simeone, 80, a retired neurosurgeon, first fell in love with cars by tagging along to junkyards with his father, Anthony, who died in 1972. We talked to him about his museum's sweet wheels.
NEWS
June 24, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Two New Jersey brothers were sentenced Wednesday for trying to ship three stolen luxury vehicles - a Porsche and two Mercedes-Benz S550s - to Hong Kong, authorities said. Andrew Clarke, 43, of Irvington, received a 25-year sentence, and Llewellyn Clarke, 42, of North Plainfield, a term of nearly 17 years. They were convicted in July in federal court in Camden on charges of conspiracy to transport stolen motor vehicles. The Clarkes bought the vehicles from thieves in New York and North Jersey, authorities said, and planned to have the cars resold in Hong Kong and other locations.
NEWS
June 19, 2016 | Steve Bohnel, STAFF WRITER
FRED SIMEONE has spent half a century collecting race cars, and Philadelphia is the lucky beneficiary. His massive, impressive collection - more than 60 world-class vintage sports racers - is open to the public in the huge Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, located on a nondescript industrial strip near Philadelphia International Airport. The cars date from 1909 to 1996. The collection spans the globe, from cars that competed in Italy's Mille Miglia to a record speed-breaker from Bonneville Salt Flats.
NEWS
June 17, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Two Philadelphia police officers were injured when their patrol vehicle got into a crash with a civilian car about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday in the city's Olney section, police said. The 35th District officers were responding to a call to assist other officers when the crash occurred at Third Street and Tabor Road, police said. The officers, whose conditions were not immediately known, and the civilians, who were in stable condition, were taken by medics to Einstein Medical Center.
NEWS
June 15, 2016
A driver was killed Monday after his car struck a vacant house in Pennsauken, police said. The accident occurred around 12:15 p.m. in the 6800 block of Rosemont Avenue, police said, when the vehicle came down the street at high speed. The driver, Quendell Riley, 41, of Camden, was pronounced dead at the scene. A front-seat passenger, Archie Walden, 38, of Camden, was injured and taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was in stable condition Monday evening, police said. Riley's body was removed from the vehicle just before 2 p.m., police said.
NEWS
June 15, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
A "design flaw" that caused the doors of a Toyota SUV to unlock when the vehicle was placed in park led to the carjacking, kidnapping, and sexual assault of a woman, and to the subsequent hit-and-run murders of a mother and her three children, a lawsuit alleges. The civil suit, filed against the automaker Wednesday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, claims that on July 25, 2014, the woman - a real estate agent whose name is being withheld because she was the victim of a sexual assault - placed her 2005 Toyota 4Runner in park at Cumberland and Cambria Streets while working in North Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
June 10, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
Philadelphia will soon use a new tool to separate cyclists from moving cars: other cars. For about half a mile on Ryan Avenue, between Lexington and Rowland Avenues in the Mayfair neighborhood, parallel parking space will be moved about 14 feet from the curb to make room for a bike lane in each direction. When the change is completed by August, city officials said, cyclists in the area will travel adjacent to the curb, separated from car traffic by parked cars and a four-foot buffer zone marked with flexible posts.
NEWS
June 9, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITER
An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was arrested for driving under the influence Saturday night after his vehicle struck at least one parked car in the city's Fox Chase section, police said. Ryan Laskowski, 27, who is assigned to the Second District in Mayfair, has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of his case, police said. A neighborhood resident who witnessed the arrest said that shortly before 10 p.m., Laskowski struck three parked cars on Solly Avenue and then turned onto Halstead Street.
NEWS
May 30, 2016 | By Brad Bergholdt, TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
Question: I have a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country with a 3.3-liter V-6 engine that's been experiencing some issues with its oxygen heater sensor. The car has 65,000 miles on it and is otherwise in great condition. My problem began in October, when I first tried to renew my auto registration at the local test station. After the vehicle failed the oxygen sensor heater part of the test, the mechanic suggested that I put 50 miles (then 100 miles) on the car and try again. Since then, I have put more than 1,200 miles on the car but have seen no difference.
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