September 30, 2014 |
THE PHILADELPHIA Zoo's lone mechanic was killed in the zoo's garage yesterday when he was crushed by a golf cart that fell on top of him as he was repairing it, according to police and the man's co-workers. When Jim Borger, 57, a married father of three, didn't show up to a regularly scheduled meeting at 10 a.m. yesterday, his supervisor sent another employee to find him, according to a zoo co-worker who asked not to be identified. Borger was found under the golf cart in the garage at 11:08 a.m., police said.
December 12, 2006 |
Jimmie Johnson was "horsing around" on top of a moving golf cart when he fell off and broke his left wrist, his team told the Associated Press yesterday. The version clarifies what happened during the celebrity tournament in Lecanto, Fla., 1 day after the initial account from Hendrick Motorsports implied that the Nextel Cup champion had fallen out of the cart. Although Hendrick officials gave no details of the accident, Johnson released a statement that said he was "in" the cart when he fell out. That account differed from one in yesterday's edition of the Citrus County (Fla.
August 11, 2009
A New Jersey bank executive was killed Friday night in a freak accident on the Rancocas Country Club Golf Course in Burlington County, police disclosed yesterday. Frank Papotto, a senior vice president at TD Bank, formerly Commerce Bank, was injured when he fell from a moving golf cart about 6 p.m. Willingboro Township police Lt. Joseph Dey said Papotto, 46, of Moorestown, was a passenger in the cart. He was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
September 30, 2014 |
A Philadelphia Zoo employee was killed Monday morning after a golf cart apparently fell on him, police said. Zoo communications director Dana Lombardo said the man, whose identity authorities have not disclosed, was 59 and had been a mechanic for 14 years. His duties included working on the zoo's fleet of golf carts. It was unclear to police and zoo officials how the cart ended up on top of the mechanic. "Basically, we had a really traumatic incident happen here this morning," Lombardo said.
July 31, 2000 |
The scene did not look like a country club golf course, but golf carts were the most popular way of getting around the thicket of cables, trucks and trailers outside the First Union Center yesterday. Two, four and six seaters carried workmen, cameramen, reporters and technicians to and from the four media pavilions. Forsaking the golf cart was Bob Covington, a technician for Reuters who zipped through the area on a new high-tech scooter. It's made of aircraft aluminum, weighs six pounds, folds in half, and holds as much as 212 pounds - about 60 pounds more than Covington.
August 17, 2011 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - They chauffeured Joe Paterno into his Penn State media day news conference on a golf cart, then tried to position the cart in such a way where the press, including at least 30 photographers and TV camera people, could get a good look at him. He looked pretty good. Nine days after he was accidentally knocked down by wide receiver Devon Smith while his attention was diverted to a tackle-tight end drill on another practice field, the 84-year-old head coach remained in the cart for Tuesday's entire 20-minute session, admitting at one point, "I feel great except that I'm in a lot of pain.
August 30, 2011
BATAVIA, N.Y. - A Massachusetts man whose colorful golf attire was briefly mistaken for a clown outfit has been charged in New York with driving a golf cart while drunk. The Genesee County sheriff says authorities got a report that someone dressed as a clown was operating a stolen golf cart in the western New York town of Batavia on Sunday night. Deputies found 37-year-old James Straub, of Stoneham, Mass., driving along a road. He wasn't dressed as a clown - just wearing some colorful clothing after an outing at Terry Hills Golf Course.
July 19, 2014 |
Odds are 1 in 12,000 that a person will be struck by lightning in his or her lifetime. But if you find yourself in the shoes of David Bodkin-Parris, 14, who was hit by a bolt of bad luck Monday in Glenolden, it can change your life forever. Michael Utley knows this all too well. In May 2000, Utley, 63, was golfing in Cape Cod, Mass., when it happened. Rain and hail began to fall as the siren blared, alerting golfers to get off the course. Severe weather was coming. As Utley headed inside, a bolt hit him. "My buddies saw me fall to the ground," Utley said.
June 17, 2014 |
TOMMY LINEBERRY, a 59-year-old Wilmington, N.C., resident, has driven the golf cart for NBC golf expert Roger Maltbie during previous U.S. Opens at Pinehurst No. 2, according to golfweek.com, and had never gotten arrested on the course. But on Saturday, while waiting for Maltbie - who was walking with the final group of Martin Kaymer and Brendon Todd - to complete his on-course reporting on the 11th hole, Lineberry refused to heed the warning of a North Carolina state trooper and found himself in handcuffs.
September 12, 1991 |
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for today for a 38-year-old Philadelphia woman accused of fatally shooting her boss at Public Storage Inc. in Upper Darby and escaping with nearly $4,700. Percy Gulley of the first block of North Hirst Street, Philadelphia, was charged Friday with criminal homicide, robbery and possessing an instrument of crime in connection with the slaying of Loretta Scherwitzl, the firm's manager. Scherwitzl, 51, who lived in an apartment behind the storage office in the 6300 block of Market Street, was shot once in the back, Upper Darby police said.