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November 29, 1990 | Special to The Inquirer / JILL ANNA GREENBERG
A 1977 LINCOLN, sheared in two, rests on the shoulder of Interstate 95 in Northeast Philadelphia after an accident that killed its driver, Robert Dixon, 29, of Bell's Corner. The Lincoln, heading south, veered across the median strip south of Academy Road and struck three northbound vehicles about 10 a.m. Three men in the other vehicles - Thomas Gilman, 23, of Holmesburg, Michael Yeager, 38, of Modena Park, and John Dougherty, 49, of Havertown - were treated at Frankford Hospital's Torresdale Campus and released.
NEWS
February 25, 2012 | Associated Press
CLINTONVILLE, Pa. - A 10-mile stretch of Interstate 80 in Western Pennsylvania was closed for hours Saturday after a series of crashes involving at least 20 vehicles left three people dead. Venango County 911 supervisor Mary Beth White said the chairn-reaction crashes began in the snow about 2:20 p.m. Vehicles either crashed into one another or into a median strip. White said there are three confirmed fatalities. The county coroner did not immediately return calls. The same snowy weather prompted a 30-vehicle crash on Interstate 79 in western Pennsylvania, but no serious injuries or fatalities were reported.
NEWS
July 26, 1987 | By John Ward, Special to The Inquirer
The Pennsbury supervisors have come up with a traffic-flow plan for a small retail and office complex on Pond's Edge Drive. At a meeting Monday, the board ordered the excavation of a portion of the drive's median strip to allow the paving of a crossover allowing access to the rear of Briarcliffe Marketing, the yet-unfinished office and retail headquarters of a locally owned company that sells handmade American craft items. Briarcliffe owner Joan Fyk of Kennett Township said trucks need access to the rear entrance so they can enter the warehouse without crossing the front parking lot. In a 2-0 vote, with one member abstaining, the board agreed that the township road crew should remove four trees from the median strip and excavate the median at the crossover point.
NEWS
March 19, 1987 | By Lou Perfidio, Special to The Inquirer
A proposal to require Upper Dublin firefighters to be at least 18 years old as part of an agreement with six other municipalities has been opposed by the Upper Dublin Public Safety, Works and Services Committee. The Inter-municipal Mutual Aid Fire Agreement is designed to define the terms of what has been an unwritten pact of mutual firefighting assistance among Upper Dublin and neighboring townships in eastern Montgomery County, including Abington, Upper Moreland, Lower Moreland, Jenkintown, Cheltenham and Springfield.
NEWS
July 24, 1989 | By Mike Franolich, Special to The Inquirer
A small plane carrying an advertising banner crashed during takeoff yesterday into a Garden State Parkway median strip in Lower Township, Cape May County, injuring the pilot, officials said. The 1954 single-engine Piper Super Cub, owned by Paramount Air Service of Rio Grande, Cape May County, went down at 10:52 a.m. into trees on the almost 200-foot-wide median strip at mile marker 1.4 north, according to state police stationed in Bass River. The pilot, Charles Durner, 51, of Stamford, Conn.
NEWS
January 18, 1989 | By Catherine Ross, Special to The Inquirer
Though the road surface is as smooth as a tennis court, some people have complained that construction along Route 541 has not been as satisfactory. Business people said that sales were down, and local residents said that the layout of the road might cause more problems than it solved. Since last fall,, there have been a slew of changes to the crowded strip of Route 541 that runs from the Mount Holly bypass to Woodlane Road: it has been resurfaced, jughandles have been built just beyond the intersections; and - to the annoyance of some business operators - a solid concrete median has been erected in the center of the highway.
NEWS
April 3, 1992 | By Rob Wingate, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Montgomery County commissioners voted yesterday to help pay for a study to determine whether the R-6 Norristown Regional Rail Line could be extended west along the Schuylkill River. The commissioners voted unanimously to pay for 20 percent of a feasibility study that they estimated could cost $350,000 to $500,000. The other 80 percent would have to be funded by SEPTA and the state and federal governments, none of which have yet agreed to do so. County officials announced Wednesday that they had discussed an extension of the R-6 line with SEPTA officials.
NEWS
May 2, 1986 | By KEVIN HANEY and JACK MCGUIRE, Daily News Staff Writers
Two men walking across Vine Street at 16th were killed last night when struck by a car. The driver, Larry Harris, 34, of 13th Street near Courtland, a civilian employee in the Police Department's criminal identification unit, was charged with vehicular homicide and voluntary manslaughter. Police said the two victims, who were kitchen workers in a private club in Center City, were walking north across the 12-lane highway about 10:15 p.m. and were within a few feet of the median strip separating opposing traffic when they were hit by Harris' eastbound car. The victims were identified as Miguel Duran, 55, of Green Street near 16th, and Alejanerino Sanchez, 56, of Brown Street near 16th.
NEWS
August 10, 2011
A Sicklerville woman was found guilty Wednesday of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence in connection with a 2009 collision on the Atlantic City Expressway in Winslow, near Exit 38. Tiece Riddick, 35, of High Meadow Avenue, also was found guilty by a Camden County jury on three courts of assault by auto. Riddick was on her way home July 30, after an evening in Philadelphia, when her Acura rear-ended a Ford Taurus driven by Darlene Siska, 53, authorities said. Siska and three passengers were on their way to the Jersey Shore.
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November 24, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
The driver of a Ford Mustang that killed a 7-year-old girl and gravely injured her grandmother in a crash Wednesday evening was traveling at high speed, the Bucks County district attorney said. David W. Heckler said reconstruction experts had yet to establish how fast the supercharged car was going just before 7 p.m. when it rear-ended a Honda traveling north on the Doylestown Bypass. The impact caused the Honda to veer off the highway and flip over several times before coming to rest, Heckler said.
NEWS
October 21, 2012 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the July 31 video, captured by a dash-mounted camera in the Washington Township police cruiser, Assemblyman Paul Moriarty's car is seen driving north on the Black Horse Pike. The squad car, driven by Officer Joseph DiBuonaventura, pulls off the median strip where it has been parked. It makes a U-turn, hits a curb, and darts past traffic at speeds - recorded on the video - up to 80 miles an hour. Moments later, DiBuonaventura catches up to Moriarty and pulls him over in a restaurant parking lot in Turnersville.
NEWS
February 25, 2012 | Associated Press
CLINTONVILLE, Pa. - A 10-mile stretch of Interstate 80 in Western Pennsylvania was closed for hours Saturday after a series of crashes involving at least 20 vehicles left three people dead. Venango County 911 supervisor Mary Beth White said the chairn-reaction crashes began in the snow about 2:20 p.m. Vehicles either crashed into one another or into a median strip. White said there are three confirmed fatalities. The county coroner did not immediately return calls. The same snowy weather prompted a 30-vehicle crash on Interstate 79 in western Pennsylvania, but no serious injuries or fatalities were reported.
NEWS
August 10, 2011
A Sicklerville woman was found guilty Wednesday of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence in connection with a 2009 collision on the Atlantic City Expressway in Winslow, near Exit 38. Tiece Riddick, 35, of High Meadow Avenue, also was found guilty by a Camden County jury on three courts of assault by auto. Riddick was on her way home July 30, after an evening in Philadelphia, when her Acura rear-ended a Ford Taurus driven by Darlene Siska, 53, authorities said. Siska and three passengers were on their way to the Jersey Shore.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2011
E MILY YOUNG of Burlington, N.J., was a competitive skater heading from her home to Wilmington when the car she was a passenger in was hit, sending it spinning out of control. After the car slammed a guardrail on Interstate 95, it flipped three times before coming to a rest. The cause of the accident was TWD, "texting while driving. " Emily, 16, survived the crash, but spent months recovering from vertigo and relearning basics of her sport, such as skating backward. She plans to return to competitive skating in April.
NEWS
October 6, 2009 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Frank Zoppetti, 93, formerly of South Philadelphia, a star college quarterback and retired firefighter, died Saturday at Saunders House in Wynnewood. Mr. Zoppetti, nicknamed "Zip" for his speed, led Duquesne University to a 13-12 victory over Mississippi State University in the Orange Bowl in 1937. After graduating from Duquesne in 1938, he coached football at St. Francis High School in Morgantown, W.Va., and was later an assistant coach at Duquesne. He played the 1941 football season with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a tailback before joining the Marine Corps in January 1942.
NEWS
January 24, 1998 | by Kitty Caparella, Joe O'Dowd, Yvonne Latty and Mensah M. Dean, Daily News Staff Writers
Three times within 11 hours yesterday, out-of-control vehicles jumped the grassy median strip at the same spot on Interstate-95 near Academy Road and collided with oncoming traffic, leaving one man dead and three people injured. The spot was identified as one of the top 10 worst locations for traffic accidents in a recent Daily News analysis of accidents reported to police. It ranked 10th with 198 accidents. Yesterday afternoon, two smashed cars lay on I-95 northbound lanes in the pounding rain.
NEWS
December 31, 1997 | By Peter Smolowitz, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A car crash that happened here last week claimed a second life yesterday when a West Chester man died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. William Smith, 74, was injured Friday after his car struck one driven by Eric Drakely, 54, also of West Chester, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith had been taken to the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center by helicopter. Neither hospital officials nor West Goshen police would say what injuries he suffered. Smith's wife, Grace, was the only passenger.
NEWS
May 22, 1997 | By Nita Lelyveld, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's not supposed to happen here. Not on South Broad Street. Sure, they ticket everything with tires around South Street. The other side of City Hall is fair game for fines. On Walnut Street, they even tow daily at rush hour. But the median strip of South Broad Street has always been considered . . . well, sacred ground. So imagine the anger of the faithful a few Thursdays back when they walked out of St. Rita's Church to find the unthinkable: parking tickets on their windshields.
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