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August 4, 2000 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
At the drive-in window a teller heard a crash and looked up to see a terrifying sight - a runaway dump truck barreling right for the bank. She alerted a customer in the drive-in lane to get out of the way and then used the intercom to warn employees and customers of a First Union Bank branch in Newtown, Bucks County, to get out of harm's way, a bank spokeswoman said. No one in the bank was injured. The quick-thinking employee couldn't help two motorists whose cars were demolished by the truck before it slammed into the bank in the Village of Newtown Shopping Center.
NEWS
August 6, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
A police cruiser purchased by people in a Canadian town was presented yesterday to Portage, where officers had been patrolling the streets in a dump truck. Money to buy the car was raised after radio station CHTZ in St. Catharine's, Ontario, broadcast a report last month that Portage police were using the truck because the town's only squad car had broken down. The car was presented to Mayor Howard Smith by CHTZ disc jockey Scruff Conners in a ceremony attended by 100 people.
NEWS
February 28, 1991 | By Dan Hardy, Special to The Inquirer
The Norwood Borough Council has authorized the preparation of bids for the purchase of a new dump truck. At Monday's council meeting, Councilman John Hauger instructed Borough Engineer F. Clark Walton to prepare bid specifications for the truck, which Hauger estimated will cost between $30,000 and $35,000. Hauger added that the borough also needs to buy a new leaf pickup machine. He asked Councilman Rodger W. Frederick to inquire about the availability of state grants for that purpose.
NEWS
May 21, 1992 | By S.E. Siebert, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It will take six months to replace a footbridge rammed by a dump truck last week at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster, officials say. The accident occurred about 3:30 p.m. Monday. Police said the truck, owned by Delaware Valley Concrete Co., was heading north on Jacksonville Road when Navy security noticed that its dump bin was upright. They tried unsuccessfully to stop the truck. Driver Lewis McKinney, 43, of the 200 block of Chelsea Avenue, North Hills, later told police he did not realize that the dump bin was elevated.
NEWS
July 27, 2013
Four people were injured when a SEPTA bus rear-ended a dump truck Thursday afternoon on the Schuylkill Expressway near Center City, an agency spokesman said. The accident occurred about 2:30 p.m. between the Girard Avenue and Montgomery Drive exits, said Andrew Busch. Four passengers on the eastbound Route 9 bus were taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with injuries that were not life-threatening. The cause of the accident was under investigation. - Robert Moran
NEWS
September 9, 2010
A purple dump truck, loaded with stone, caused a two-car accident on the Burlington-Bristol Bridge on Wednesday, and the driver of the truck fled the scene, officials said. The accident, shortly before 1:30 p.m., closed the two-lane span over the Delaware River in both directions for about four hours, said Liz Verna, spokeswoman for the Burlington County Bridge Commission. An object came off the truck, which was heading into New Jersey, and hit a vehicle traveling into Pennsylvania. That vehicle then lost control and crossed into oncoming traffic, striking a second New Jersey-bound vehicle, according to Verna.
NEWS
September 16, 1988 | By John Way Jennings, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two women were killed yesterday when the driver of a dump truck loaded with gravel ran a red light and struck their car, Winslow police said. The two women were identified as Laura Robbins, 19, of Voorhees, and Bonnie Grace, 22, of Erial, in Gloucester Township. They were both pronounced dead at West Jersey Hospital-Berlin shortly after the accident at 8:03 a.m., according to Patrolman Thomas Linardo of the Winslow Police Department. Steven Masi, 21, of Hammonton, the driver of the truck, was charged with the traffic violation of failing to obey an automatic signal, and the Iron Mill Excavation Co. of Elm, which owns the dump truck, was cited for having a truck over the weight limit and with having brakes that were not adjusted properly.
NEWS
January 11, 1990 | By Jeff McGaw, Special to The Inquirer
Horsham needs a dump truck. According to township manager Michael J. McGee, the average age of the township's five dump trucks is 16 years. The oldest, a 1963 Mack, is a maintenance problem. "We need to upgrade the age of the fleet," he said. With that, the council voted to allow McGee to advertise for the bid on a new truck and for another expense, new police uniforms. Councilman James R. Doherty took the opportunity to thank members of the Police Department for their community service.
NEWS
September 29, 1993 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Crews worked for several hours yesterday afternoon to clear an overturned dump truck and a load of massive logs off the Blue Route north of the MacDade Boulevard exit in Ridley Township. The truck flipped over several times and spilled the load onto the highway about 1:45 p.m., state police said. The driver, Ronald Davis, 21, of Linwood, and his passenger, Michael Lundberg, 23, of Sharon Hill, were treated for cuts and bruises at Crozer- Chester Medical Center and released.
NEWS
June 20, 2012 | Sam Wood and Inquirer Staff Writer
A dozen passengers and the driver of a SEPTA bus were injured in the city's Logan section when the vehicle was rear-ended by a dump truck. The crash, at 10:39 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Germantown and Windrim Aves., sent 12 passengers and the operator of the Route 23 bus to emergency rooms at Einstein Medical Center and Temple University Hospital where they were treated for neck and back injuries, said Andrew Busch, a SEPTA spokesman....
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December 2, 2013 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHESTERFIELD A lawyer for the parents of an 11-year-old triplet who died in a crash involving a school bus and a dump truck in Chesterfield last year said a prosecutor's recent decision not to file criminal charges against the drivers will expedite a civil lawsuit that has been filed. "From a civil perspective, it frees things up so we can get things moving forward so that the family can close this sad chapter in their life," said James E. Beasley Jr. of Cherry Hill, who represents the family of Isabelle Tezsla, who died, and her two injured sisters, Natalie and Sophie.
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November 22, 2013 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHESTERFIELD No criminal charges will be filed in last year's crash involving a school bus and a dump truck that claimed the life of an 11-year-old triplet and seriously injured her two sisters in Chesterfield Township, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday. John Tieman, 66, of Beverly, was driving the bus to Chesterfield Elementary School on the morning of Feb. 16, 2012, when it was struck on the rear driver's side by the truck driven by Michael Caporale, 38, of New Egypt, at County Road 528 and Old York Road.
NEWS
November 1, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 98-year-old West Oak Lane man reported missing by his family this week was killed in a car accident Tuesday in New York state, police said. Police were investigating how Frank Winfrey managed to get from his house on the 7100 block of North 19th Street to Roslyn Heights, a small town on Long Island. Winfrey, who police said suffered from dementia, left home in a 1995 Chevy Tahoe around 2:30 p.m. Monday to run errands. He never returned home. About 6 a.m. Tuesday, Winfrey's car collided with a dump truck at an intersection in Roslyn Heights, Nassau County Police Officer Maureen Roach said.
NEWS
July 27, 2013
Four people were injured when a SEPTA bus rear-ended a dump truck Thursday afternoon on the Schuylkill Expressway near Center City, an agency spokesman said. The accident occurred about 2:30 p.m. between the Girard Avenue and Montgomery Drive exits, said Andrew Busch. Four passengers on the eastbound Route 9 bus were taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with injuries that were not life-threatening. The cause of the accident was under investigation. - Robert Moran
NEWS
July 25, 2013 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - The school bus driver was fatigued and had taken sedating medications; the dump truck that struck the bus was overloaded; many of the elementary school students on the bus were not wearing seat belts. The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday blamed this lethal mix of circumstances for the death of an 11-year-old triplet and injuries to her two sisters and 12 other students in a February 2012 crash at a rural intersection in Chesterfield Township, Burlington County.
NEWS
June 21, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
"WORLD War Z" introduces us to a new theory of evolution: Survival of the Pittest. Apparently, when a plague erupts, certain movie-star people have a competitive . . . Bradvantage. For example: In the movie's first scene, Brad Pitt is driving his family through downtown Philadelphia when suddenly there's a zombie outbreak (or a really out-of-control Mummers parade). Panic creates gridlock, broken by a runaway dump truck that smashes its way through (and over) the terrified throng of motorists.
NEWS
March 27, 2013
Authorities identified a truck driver who was critically injured Monday morning when his trailer flipped over on I-295 in Cherry Hill as 42-year-old Dwain Gable of Lehighton, Pa. Firefighters had to extricate Gable from the cab of the northbound tractor-trailer dump truck, which toppled into the southbound lanes around 9:30 as snow fell, New Jersey state police said. Gable was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman said the rig was near the exit for Route 70 when it fell over.
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March 26, 2013 | By Darran Simon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Authorities identified a truck driver who was critically injured earlier today when his trailer flipped over on I-295 in Cherry Hill as 42-year-old Dwain Gable of Lehighton, Pa. Firefighters had to extricate Gable from the cab of the northbound tractor-trailer dump truck which fell into the southbound lanes around 9:30 a.m. as snow fell, New Jersey State Police said. Gable was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman said earlier that the rig was near the exit for Route 70 when it toppled.
NEWS
March 10, 2013
One dead in sailboat crash LOS ANGELES - A sailor died and five others had to be rescued after sending a Mayday call during a race but then declining help from the Coast Guard and other boaters as their boat drifted in rough seas toward a rocky island shore, authorities said Saturday. The crew of Uncontrollable Urge radioed the Mayday call Friday night after the 32-foot sailboat lost its steering capability and the craft began drifting toward San Clemente Island, where it then broke apart, Coast Guard Petty Officer Connie Gawrelli said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Her blouse open to reveal a skimpy bra, Megan Fox strikes a dangerously hot pose on the cover of Esquire. Yet inside the talk is of God. And glossolalia. "It feels like a lot of energy coming through the top of your head," Fox, 26, says of her experiences speaking in tongues. It began when she was 8. "Your whole body is filled with this electric current," she says. "Words are coming out of your mouth, and you can't control it. The idea is that it's a language that only God understands.
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