May 19, 2016 |
IF LOSING a child is the worst kind of pain, then I can't imagine the kind of gut-wrenching anguish Channabel Latham-Morris will be in Wednesday as she returns to the city where her beloved son, Jamal Morris, died. The 27-year-old mechanical engineer with the bright smile and promising future was fatally injured April 18 in a hit-and-run accident while cycling in the wee hours near 45th and Market Streets. Morris, a 2011 graduate of Drexel University, was an avid cyclist, which is why Latham-Morris is scheduled to make the trek from Warwick, N.Y., to Philly.
May 13, 2016
A 27-year-old man suffered minor injuries when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding a bicycle Wednesday night in the Powelton section of West Philadelphia, police said. The man was riding north on 33rd Street at Powelton Avenue just after 8 p.m. when he was hit by a minivan making a turn at the intersection, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The driver, described only as a woman, stopped to look at the accident, then sped away, Small said. The man was treated by medics at the scene for cut and bruises to his hands.
May 12, 2016
A bicyclist died Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a SEPTA bus in Frankford, police said. About noon, the male cyclist cut in front of a Route J bus traveling on Orthodox Street near Aramingo Avenue, police said. The bus struck the cyclist, who was taken to Aria Health's Frankford hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:12 p.m., police said. The bus driver stopped at the scene. The bus had no passengers at the time, but was in service, SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch said.
April 25, 2016 |
AUSTIN, Texas - These cyclists don't choke down PowerBars or Gatorade. They're not interested in going fast or finishing first. And Spandex shorts? Forget it. They prefer a slow-moving roll, fueled by bacon ravioli, glazed Brussels sprouts, and trendy cocktails. As for appropriate gear, a dress and high-heeled boots will do just fine. "I was a little bit scared, because I'm not the most coordinated person," said Nicole Khalife of New York, who, along with her friend Mary Kenney of Chicago, signed up last month for a foodie bike tour during a trip to Austin.
April 25, 2016 |
A memorial service for a bicyclist who died after he was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle in West Philadelphia a week ago will be next Saturday in his hometown of Warwick, N.Y., his family said. Jamal Morris, 27, an avid cyclist and a Drexel University graduate, was riding his bright red Chainboard bicycle near 45th and Market Streets about 3:45 a.m. April 16 when he was struck by a vehicle. Morris, who suffered massive head trauma, was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he died two days later.
March 14, 2016
David Karen is a professor of sociology at Bryn Mawr College By law and in practice, drivers and bike riders are ostensibly committed to sharing the road as fellow vehicles. My recent experience suggests that we must abandon this strategy: Drivers need to treat bicyclists like they treat pedestrians. Having cut my driving teeth on getting into the Midtown Tunnel in New York City at rush hour, I have grown up to be a very aware - some might say aggressive, but let's agree on very engaged - driver for the last 45 years.
February 21, 2016
A Bucks County woman who killed a cyclist while driving drunk last summer was sentenced Friday to 4 1/2 to 13 years in state prison. Wendy Kristen Hawkes, 34, of Ottsville pleaded guilty to charges including homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, the Bucks County District Attorney's Office said Friday. Hawkes hit Daniel Wilson, 45, of Ottsville as he was riding his bicycle down Ervin Road in Tinicum Township on July 9. She was going 17 mph over the speed limit and had a blood alcohol content of 0.29 percent, said Assistant District Attorney Gregg Shore.
February 19, 2016 |
Nicholas R. DeCredico, 88, of Philadelphia, a master carpenter, cyclist, and music lover, died Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania of complications from a stroke. Known as "Nick" to his scores of friends, Mr. DeCredico left his master craftsman's mark on many homes and other buildings in the region. Early in his career, he and his brother, Dick, formed their own contracting business as carpenters. Later, he worked as a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 1050.
October 26, 2015 |
GORDON VANDERBURG was the type of guy who'd "give you the shirt off his back in February on the East Coast," his brother, Derrick McLaughlin, said recently. "He was selfless; he lived to help his family," McLaughlin told the Daily News . "I wish everyone in the world acted like him. " VanDerburg was killed Oct. 2, two weeks before his 56th birthday. He was run down as he rode a bike at the intersection of B and Ontario streets in Kensington, hit by a female driver, 53, who tried to flee the scene, police said.
June 9, 2015 |
For more than 250 competitors from around the globe, the brutal uphill climb to the finish line of Sunday's Philadelphia International Cycling Classic along Manayunk's Levering Street remained, quite simply, the Wall. But for four not-as-ambitious friends who live along the steep incline, Levering Street meant something else on a postcard-perfect late spring morning. The Sofa. Squeezing their large gray couch out of their narrow rowhouse and onto the sidewalk was their athletic event of the day. Now, they drank from plastic cups as the racers - their names and their position in the field a mystery to them - whizzed by. "I think everyone's jealous of us," said a male couch Olympian, before complying with his friend's order to cut the interview short and not give their names.