July 4, 2000 |
A tractor-trailer accident yesterday will keep part of Route 29 closed until tomorrow afternoon, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials said. The truck driven by Charles M. Carter, 60, of West Chester, failed to negotiate a right-hand curve, flipped, and crashed through a guard rail, according to state police. Carter suffered broken ribs and other injuries, police said. He was listed in stable condition at Brandywine Hospital. According to police, the tractor-trailer was northbound just south of Hollow Road at 7:40 a.m. when the driver lost control on a right curve.
December 19, 1990 |
IT HURTS Kenneth Harrison to talk about it. Yesterday he was heading south on I-95 when his tractor-trailer hit a guard rail, landing in the northbound lane near Bridge Street. The extent of his injuries was not known. At least it wasn't rush hour.
October 19, 2011
Traffic was tied up on Lincoln Drive Wednesday afternoon after a car crashed through a guard rail along Wissahickon Creek. Police said the accident occurred shortly beforen 3 p.m. There were four people in the car and they were able to get out safely. No one was injured. Police said Lincoln Drive from City Avenue to West Rittenhouse Street was closed. -Robert Moran
July 8, 2013 |
As soon as my mother turned 75, she started telling people she was nearly 80. It upset me. I would tell her to stop pushing the clock. She would get there soon enough, and I didn't want her nudging, even hypothetically, any closer to dying. So she would have laughed to hear me over the last few years telling people I was nearly 60. When my mother rounded up, I assumed it was because she thought older women received more respect. Or at least discounts. Now I realize that wasn't her primary motivation.
October 30, 2011
A driver and passenger were killed in a single-car accident early Sunday morning on I-95 in Middletown Township, Bucks County. State police said that Richard Nagbe, 25, of Upper Darby was driving south on iced-up I-95 about 3 a.m. when his 2000-model Mitsubishi Montero struck a guard rail, rolled over an embankment, and came to rest on the westbound shoulder of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which I-95 crosses. Nagbe and a female passenger, Dehkontee Kpou, 31 of Philadelphia were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
March 15, 2011 |
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Police say a bus traveling from New York City's Chinatown has crashed on a highway in New Jersey, killing two people. The bus was headed to Philadelphia. New Jersey state police Sgt. Stephen Jones says the driver was thrown through the windshield and was killed. He says another person on the bus also died and about 40 people have been taken to hospitals. The one-vehicle crash happened on the New Jersey Turnpike on Monday night, just days after a bus heading from a Connecticut casino into New York City's Chinatown crashed and killed 15 people.
April 19, 1990 |
New Jersey State Police last night found the body of a woman in Pennsauken Creek, 10 days after the car in which she was riding with three others plunged into the water along Route 130 in Pennsauken. Maria Lynn Szczepanski, 18, of Mount Laurel, had been a passenger in a car traveling north on Route 130 in the early morning hours of April 8 when the car went over a guard rail and slid down an embankment into the creek. The driver of the car, Douglas Poplawski, 19, of Willingboro, and Michelle Mathes, 17, of Mount Laurel, also were killed in the accident.
January 10, 1991 |
A 26-year-old North Wales man was killed when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving, hit a guardrail, and was thrown from the bike on Morris Road east of North Wales Road on Sunday about 4:55 a.m., Whitpain police said. William Thomas Kane, of the 200 block of South Sixth Street, was pronounced dead about 7:45 a.m. by Jay Bontempo, the attending physician, at Suburban General Hospital, where Kane was transported by Ambler Community Ambulance. Kane was alive when he was taken to the hospital, according to police.
February 27, 1989 |
Just before the car struck, it was a winter scene that could have been lifted from a Currier & Ives lithograph, one witness said. Under a clear blue sky and the eyes of their parents, children were sledding down a snowy hill near the Garden State Parkway in Galloway Township Saturday when a sports car smashed through a guard rail and plowed into a group of people, killing two children and injuring five other people, authorities said. "It was one of the nicest afternoons, like something out of a book or movie," said Michael Opuszynski of the township's Pomona section.
January 7, 1997 |
A young New Jersey mother of two boys who drove her car into oncoming traffic on the Betsy Ross Bridge Sunday night, triggering an accident that resulted in the death of an elderly Philadelphia woman and serious injury to the woman's husband and daughter, is in even deeper trouble today. Nicki Phillips, of Willingboro, has tested positive for cocaine, according to Joseph Diemer, spokesman for the Delaware River Port Authority. "Whether the cocaine was a contributing factor or not, I do not know," said Diemer.