November 29, 1990 |
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.
February 25, 2012 |
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.
July 26, 1987 |
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.
March 19, 1987 |
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.
July 24, 1989 |
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.
January 18, 1989 |
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.
April 3, 1992 |
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.
May 2, 1986 |
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.
January 24, 1998 |
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.