November 22, 2013 |
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.
March 13, 2012 |
The school bus driver in the crash that killed one of three triplets last month and seriously injured her two sisters has been issued a traffic citation for his role in the crash. Police issued bus driver John Tieman, 66, of Beverly, a summons Monday for failing to stop or yield in the Feb. 16 crash that killed sixth-grader Isabelle Tezsla, 11, injured her sisters Sophie and Natalie, and hurt a third student, Jonathan Zdybel, also 11. Burlington County investigators said a dump truck hit the school bus at the intersection of Route 528 and Old York Road in Chesterfield Township.
March 17, 2001 |
An off-duty New Jersey state trooper and his father were critically injured yesterday afternoon when their car crashed into the back of a dump truck on the Walt Whitman Bridge. The accident occurred in the westbound lanes on the Philadelphia side of the span at 2:35 p.m. It caused serious traffic problems until 4:17 p.m., when all bridge lanes were reopened, police said. Brian Lucas, 31, of Atlantic County, who authorities said was a New Jersey state trooper assigned to the Woodbine station, and his father, William Lucas, whose age and address were not immediately known, were proceeding west across the bridge with Brian Lucas at the wheel, police said.
October 8, 1992 |
If he has to, an Amish man traveling by horse and buggy will wait 10 minutes or longer by a major highway before he gives the all-clear for his horse to cross. It can be a tedious task. On Monday, as Ivan Stoltzfus approached the heavily-traveled Route 10 in northern Chester County, his horse was on his own. Stoltzfus was asleep at the reins, police said. And so the horse proceeded across the road while a dump truck closed in fast on the buggy. Luckily for Stoltzfus and his horse, the truck driver, Clifford M. Groff of Gordanville, braked in time to avoid a direct hit. The truck struck the rear of the buggy, tipping it over and dumping Stoltzfus flat on his face.
December 1, 1989 |
A 72-year-old Staten Island woman, her daughter and granddaughter were killed and her great-grandson was critically hurt yesterday afternoon when their car was hit broadside by a dump truck in Washington Township, officials said. The crash occurred at 5:08 p.m. yesterday at the intersection of Pitman- Downer Road and Mariner Drive, police said. Margaret J. Trancucci of Green Valley Road, Staten Island, N.Y., who was the driver of the car, and the two other women were pronounced dead at the scene by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner's Office.
February 5, 2004 |
A state highway worker was seriously injured yesterday when he was run over by a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation dump truck. James Williams, 52, of Harmonyville, was flown to Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, state police spokesman Christopher Paris said. Paris said Williams' condition was unknown. Police said Williams, a 30-year veteran of PennDot, was working as a flagman while a repair crew blocked the right lane of Route 422 in Limerick, just east of Township Line Road.
May 30, 2012 |
A crash involving a tractor-trailer, a dump truck and a passenger car has closed the eastbound lanes of I-76 just east of the Conshohocken curve. About 300 gallons of diesel fuel has spilled on the roadway because of the crash, which left the dump truck on its side. One person was taken to hospital for injuries that are described as nonlife threatening. The crash occurred about 11:20 a.m. near Mile Marker 336, where the expressway goes over Waverly Road in Lower Merion Township, officials said.
July 17, 2012
An Abington Township man was struck and killed by a piece of township-owned heavy equipment, police said. Thomas Smerke, 72, died at Abington Memorial Hospital on Friday, a day after being hit by a backhoe that was part of a road-resurfacing project. The machine's operator, John H. Manzinger, 58, of Glenside, told police he had just dumped a bucket of material into a dump truck and was maneuvering backward into the intersection of Parkview and Lycoming Avenues. Manzinger told police he looked both ways, but didn't see Smerke in the crosswalk.
January 23, 1987 |
A 28-year-old Montgomery County woman who filed suit against Philadelphia Electric Co., claiming one of its trucks blocked her view of traffic and caused her car to be struck by a dump truck in 1979, has won a "structured settlement" that will pay her about $2 million over her lifetime. Charmaine Nuss of Perkiomenville is a paraplegic as a result of the accident, according to her attorney, Daniel M. Preminger. The attorney said the PE repair truck was parked too close to the corner of Route 73 and Eagleville Road, near Nuss's home, when she was attempting to make a left turn onto Route 73. "My client was unable to see the dump truck coming east on Route 73 because of the parked electric company truck," said Preminger.
July 25, 2013 |
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.