July 17, 2016 |
A pedestrian was in critical condition after she was hit by a motorcyclist on Roosevelt Boulevard in Oxford Circle early Friday, police said. The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. when a 27-year-old man riding a red 2006 Honda CBR motorcycle in the outer left lane of the northbound Boulevard ran a red light at the intersection with Devereaux Avenue, witnesses told police. The motorcycle hit a 25-year-old woman who was walking in the south crosswalk of the Boulevard. After hitting her, the rider fell from his bike and slid into a 2013 Toyota Camry traveling west on Devereaux, driven by a 27-year-old man, police said.
July 6, 2016 |
A 37-year-old man was critically injured after being hit by a vehicle in the city's Olney section early Monday by a motorist suspected of driving under the influence, police said. The crash occurred about 1:50 a.m. at Fifth and Ruscomb Streets. The driver, a 62-year-old man, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. His name has not yet been released. Police said he was driving his 1999 Toyota Corolla north on Fifth Street when it struck the other man, who was walking across Fifth Street.
July 2, 2016 |
A 53-year-old man was fatally struck Thursday morning on Roosevelt Boulevard by a truck whose driver is accused of being under the influence, police said. Just before 11:20 a.m., the 1997 Ford F-150 was heading south on the Boulevard at high speed when it barreled through a red light at Southampton Road in Northeast Philadelphia, police said. The truck hit a 2005 Infiniti G35, then struck the median before hitting the pedestrian. The man, whose name was not released, was taken to Aria Health-Torresdale Campus, where he was pronounced dead at 12:09 p.m. The driver of the truck, a 24-year-old man, was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.
June 12, 2016
A man riding a motorcycle died after crashing into a building and injuring three pedestrians Friday afternoon in Bucks County, police said. About 2:15 p.m., the motorcycle was parked in the 100 block of South Main Street in New Hope. When the man started riding, he crashed into a building across the street, said Police Chief Michael V. Cummings. The man, who was not identified, was taken to St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, where he was pronounced dead. Three people walking on the sidewalk next to the crash suffered minor injuries.
June 2, 2016 |
A 20-year-old woman who was fatally struck by an SUV on Roosevelt Boulevard last week was identified Tuesday by police as Christelle Charles, of Clarkson Avenue in Olney. It was about 5 p.m. Friday when Charles was hit by a 2012 Chevy Equinox in the outer southbound lanes of the boulevard near Bingham Street in Olney, not far from her home. The initial investigation showed she was crossing the outer southbound lanes of the boulevard, where there was a crosswalk, but was going against a red light, police said.
May 29, 2016
A 20-year-old woman was in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle on Roosevelt Boulevard in the city's Olney section Friday afternoon, police said. The woman was struck on the southbound side of the boulevard near Bingham Street shortly before 5 p.m., police said. The woman was transported by medics to Einstein Medical Center. The southbound lanes of the boulevard at F Street were shut down for the police investigation. There was no immediate word about the driver. - Robert Moran
May 22, 2016 |
The woman accused of intentionally running over and seriously injuring a pedestrian in Center City two weeks ago has been arrested. The driver - identified as Mariandely Miranda, 28, of the 2600 block of Oakford Street in South Philadelphia - was charged May 13 with attempted murder, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving and related offenses. The alleged assault happened May 5 - on Miranda's birthday. Miranda was driving a blue 2003 Mazda Protege when she almost struck a 26-year-old woman walking south on 16th Street while crossing Vine, police said.
May 16, 2016 |
Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo on Saturday announced the arrest of a 16-year-old male in an April 25 hit-and-run crash in Camden that killed a pedestrian. The youth, whose identity was withheld, was charged with aggravated manslaughter in the crash, which claimed the life of 53-year-old Tia Walker of Camden. The teen also was charged with second-degree death by auto, second-degree aggravated assault, and other offenses. Walker was struck about 9:50 a.m. in the area of Seventh and Pine Streets.
May 10, 2016 |
Nobody is suggesting just yet that America's love affair with the car is over. But the allure of other forms of transportation is undeniable as city living grows more popular in Philadelphia and across the country. Studies by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Urban Land Institute put walking and bicycling atop the list of auto alternatives. "While parking is still a valuable amenity, it is not as critical as it has been in the past," said James Maransky, president of E-Built L.L.C., who develops in Philadelphia's hot Fishtown neighborhood.
May 7, 2016
Police said a woman who was struck by a vehicle Thursday morning in Center City was intentionally hit by the driver, who fled the scene. The pedestrian was at 16th and Vine Streets when the vehicle ran into her about 7:50 a.m. She was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital, where she was expected to require surgery, said police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little. Central Detectives was investigating the incident as an assault, Little said. There were several witnesses, she added.