September 28, 1995 |
A dump truck carrying more than 16,000 pounds of dry cement crashed into a Chevrolet pickup truck yesterday at a vital intersection linking Routes 202 and 23, tying up rush-hour traffic for more than two hours and seriously injuring a passenger in the pickup. Police said the dump truck weighed three tons more than the legal load, and appeared to have faulty brakes. The weight violation was probably a contributing factor in the damage and severity of the accident, they said. The red 1981 GMC dump truck was heading east on Route 23 (Fourth Street)
December 22, 1999 |
A 21-year-old Oxford woman was killed on Route 1 yesterday when a dump truck smashed into a van in which she was a passenger, police said. The morning accident involved three vehicles and injured four other people. Three of the injured remained in critical condition last night. Rebekah Hostetter, a junior who hoped to teach elementary school upon graduating from West Chester University, was pronounced dead at Chester County Hospital. "I didn't really believe it when I heard it," said Kristen Lord, her best friend.
September 7, 2001 |
Investigators believe the driver of a late-model tri-axle dump truck may have information on the freak highway accident that killed a prominent local doctor Wednesday. Michelle Battistini, 44, was approaching the Walt Whitman Bridge on northbound Interstate 76 in Gloucester City, Camden County, at 6:15 a.m. when an object - believed to have been a large rock - smashed through the windshield of her 1998 Volvo and struck her head. The object then exited the car through the rear window.
December 23, 1999 |
A second woman died yesterday as the result of an accident in which a dump truck slammed into a minivan Tuesday on Route 1 in Pennsbury Township. Katherine Waller, 19, who did summer missionary work and who wanted to teach children, died at Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville yesterday afternoon, police said. Another minivan passenger, Rebekah Hostetter, 21, a junior at West Chester University, died Tuesday at Chester County Hospital in West Chester. Two other people injured in the accident remained in serious condition yesterday.
January 24, 2001 |
Prosecutors say that when Steven Vile crashed his 14-ton dump truck into a Newtown bank last summer, killing one woman and injuring another, it was the latest collision in a four-year period during which Vile suffered a seizure while operating a vehicle. Before Vile's trial on vehicular homicide began yesterday, defense attorney Nicholas Mancini asked Bucks County Court Judge David Heckler to suppress all evidence of Vile's accident history and testimony from a probation officer with whom Vile had discussed his accidents.
February 10, 1996 |
A Delaware River and Bay Authority police officer was killed at 9:30 a.m. yesterday when his patrol car was struck on the Delaware River Memorial Bridge by a dump truck and burst into flames, trapping him inside. A second officer was injured in a related accident later in the day. The two accidents disrupted bridge traffic for most of the day. Patrolman Vincent A. Julia, 26, of Williamstown, had stopped his vehicle behind a disabled tractor-trailer on an eastbound lane of the span when the 10-wheeler, driven by Edmund W. Todd, 22, of New Castle, struck the rear of the patrol car, according to James Salmon, a spokesman for the DRBA.
April 3, 1988 |
A FOUR-CAR CRASH at Routes 202 and 1 in Birmingham on Wednesday afternoon injured three people. A car and dump truck, stopped at a Route 1 signal, were struck by a pickup truck traveling on Route 202. The force of the collision propelled the dump truck into another car. After the accident, one of the injured, Jay Whittaker (left), 50, of Wilmington, sits on a curb, and Lucinda Johnson, 46, of Media, waits to be transported to a hospital.
January 20, 2012 |
The woman killed Thursday when a dump truck loaded with sand toppled onto her SUV in Cherry Hill was identified today as 57-year-old Gail Walsh of Cinnaminson. Police said the investigation is continuing into the accident on Haddonfield Berlin Road and no charges have been filed. The driver of the tri-axle dump truck at the same time was identified as Ezequiel Rivera, 40, of Camden. Police said the initial investigation indicated the accident occurred when dump truck, traveling north on Haddonfield-Berlin, swerved to avoid a third vehicle that had pulled out of Morris Drive in an attempt to turn left onto Haddonfield-Berlin.
July 14, 1988 |
A West Chester motorcyclist died early Friday afternoon after he crashed into a PennDOT dump truck in Charlestown Township. According to State Police in Embreeville, Vincent Panzola Jr., 42, was riding a 1982 Honda south on Charlestown Road when he lost control of the motorcycle about a quarter-mile north of Hollow Road. He collided with a PennDOT dump truck traveling north on Charlestown Road. Police received a report of the accident at 12:15 p.m. Panzola, who suffered multiple injuries, was taken to Phoenixville Hospital by ambulance, police said.
October 21, 1997 |
Police officers block off a ramp from City Avenue to the Schuylkill Expressway yesterday morning after this dump truck full of scrap metal overturned and dumped its load onto the road. The snafu caused traffic to be rerouted from that ramp for some time.