August 4, 2000 |
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.
August 6, 1988 |
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.
February 28, 1991 |
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.
May 21, 1992 |
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.
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
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.
September 16, 1988 |
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.
January 11, 1990 |
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.
September 29, 1993 |
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.
December 2, 2013 |
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.