May 30, 2012 |
Route I-76 reopened to traffic at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, almost five hours after a crash involving a tractor-trailer, a dump truck, and a passenger car closed the eastbound lanes just east of the Conshohocken curve. The accident caused about 300 gallons of diesel fuel to spill onto the Schuylkill Expressway and left the dump truck on its side. At 4 p.m., State Police Trooper Danea Durham said crews were working to remove a load of crushed stone that had spilled from the dump truck.
December 8, 1998 |
Police and tow truck operators survey damage after a dump truck carrying 23 tons of asphalt overturned on a northbound lane of the Route 1 bypass near the Ridley Creek Road bridge at 11:05 a.m. yesterday. The road was closed for several hours, and the driver, Philip Waddell, 32, of Coatesville, was admitted to Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland in stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said. The truck, owned by S.A. Macanga Inc. of West Chester, was headed to Rose Tree Park, where the parking lot was to be repaved.
March 8, 2012
The second of two 11-year-old triplets who survived a Burlington County school bus crash last month that killed their sister has left Cooper University Hospital in Camden, a spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday. Sophie Tezsla was moved Tuesday to a rehabilitation facility, according to the spokeswoman. Natalie Tezsla was released from Cooper on Feb. 22, nearly a week after Isabelle Tezsla was killed when a dump truck struck their bus in Chesterfield Township, forcing it into a traffic pole.
February 23, 2012
One of two triplets injured in a Burlington County school bus crash that killed their sister was released Wednesday from Cooper University Hospital in Camden, a hospital spokesman woman said. Natalie Tezsla, 11, of Chesterfield, was discharged around 3 p.m., according to the spokeswoman. She was flown to Cooper with her sister Sophie and fellow Chesterfield Elementary School student Jonathan Zdybel, also 11, on Feb. 16 after a dump truck hit the bus in which they were riding and forced it into a traffic light pole.
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.
January 20, 2012 |
A woman was killed after a dump truck carrying sand flipped over and landed on the SUV she was driving in Cherry Hill shortly before noon Thursday, police said. The woman, whose identity was withheld pending notification of family, died at the scene of the accident at Haddonfield-Berlin Road and Morris Drive, said Lt. Bill Kushina, a township police spokesman. Two Good Samaritans stopped and frantically shoveled sand off the vehicle, a Lexus RX 350 with New Jersey license plates, according to two doctor's office employees who witnessed the aftermath.
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.