September 19, 2016 |
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July 25, 2016 |
A 40-year-old woman who was standing on a South Philadelphia street corner with her husband and 2-year-old son was killed in a hit-and-run crash Friday night, police said. The accident happened about 8:30 p.m. at 21st and Jackson Streets when the driver of a white 1997 Toyota Avalon plowed through a stop sign and was struck by a minivan; the car then jumped the curb and hit the family on the corner, police said. Police Inspector Ray Evers told reporters Friday night at the scene: "The white vehicle disregarded the stop sign right here.
July 24, 2016
A woman was killed and multiple people were hurt by a hit-and-run driver Friday night in South Philadelphia, police said. About 8:30 p.m., a Toyota minivan traveling on 21st Street near Jackson struck a 1997 Toyota Avalon, which then struck three pedestrians on the street corner, police said. The Avalon hit a family of three, including a woman and her 2-year-old son, TV news outlets reported. The mother was pronounced dead shortly afterward at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, police said.
July 22, 2016 |
Police on Wednesday charged a 32-year-old East Stenton man with risking a catastrophe, endangering the welfare of children, and drug offenses after he was allegedly found with homemade dynamite in a minivan with kids Tuesday night. Derek McKinney of the 7400 block of Gilbert Street was taken into custody after officers on patrol about 9:30 p.m. saw a white Toyota double-parked on Champlost Avenue near 20th Street in East Germantown, then smelled a heavy odor of marijuana. The smell led them to a white Dodge Caravan minivan parked next to the Toyota, police said.
July 17, 2016
A Chester County woman was arrested Friday for crashing her minivan while under the influence of illicit drugs last summer, killing her 8-year-old daughter in the back seat. Jennifer Trego, 32, of Coatesville, was charged Thursday with homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence and related offenses. She turned herself in to police Friday afternoon, police said. On Aug. 13, 2015, Trego was driving on Wagontown Road in Coatesville with a suspended license when she approached an intersection to merge onto Route 82. After she failed to stop, a vehicle slammed into the side of her minivan as she merged onto the highway, police said.
July 9, 2016 |
A 16-year-old girl who was shot while walking down her Juniata Park street Wednesday night was the third juvenile victim of a stray-bullet shooting in four days, according to police. Lt. John Stanford, police spokesman, urged anyone with information on the shootings, all unsolved, to come forward. "If a child is shot and we as adults don't speak up for those kids, then we are essentially not protecting our future," he said. The teen girl, who was shot in her thigh, was listed in stable condition at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
June 24, 2016 |
A Frankford resident who asked a couple arguing near his home to leave because he had children nearby got more than he bargained for and was threatened with a gun, police said Wednesday. Police are seeking the public's help looking for the bad guys. About 3:45 p.m. June 5, the 35-year-old male resident heard the couple - who had stopped in a white Chrysler minivan in the rear alley on the 5200 block of Jackson Street - arguing, police said. Video surveillance showed a man wearing a black Levi's shirt getting out of the front-passenger seat of the minivan, and a woman getting out of the driver's seat.
June 17, 2016 |
Police on Wednesday released surveillance video of a minivan suspected of fatally slamming into a teenager as she crossed Adams Avenue just off Roosevelt Boulevard in Crescentville late Monday. The video showed the minivan - described as a silver Chevy Venture, made in the early 2000s - on the boulevard heading north as it approached a traffic signal at the intersection of Whitaker Avenue, about a half-mile before the crash. It does not show the crash. The driver fled the scene after hitting the teen, identified as 17-year-old Markalyah Jackson, of the 4900 block of North Boudinot Street in Feltonville.
June 16, 2016 |
Police are looking for an older model minivan and its driver who fled after fatally hitting a teenager as she was crossing Adams Avenue, near Roosevelt Boulevard, in the Crescentville section of Northeast Philadelphia late Monday. The victim was identified late Tuesday afternoon as Markalyah Jackson, 17, of the 4900 block of North Boudinot Street in Feltonville. Jackson was crossing Adams Avenue in the crosswalk, heading south about 11:30 p.m. Monday when the minivan, which had been heading north on the boulevard, turned right onto Adams and hit her, Capt.
May 13, 2016
A 27-year-old man suffered minor injuries when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding a bicycle Wednesday night in the Powelton section of West Philadelphia, police said. The man was riding north on 33rd Street at Powelton Avenue just after 8 p.m. when he was hit by a minivan making a turn at the intersection, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The driver, described only as a woman, stopped to look at the accident, then sped away, Small said. The man was treated by medics at the scene for cut and bruises to his hands.