February 1, 2016 |
A man who was walking in a southbound travel lane of Interstate-95 in Bucks County was killed about 3 a.m. Saturday when he was struck by an SUV, the Pennsylvania State Police said. It was not immediately clear why the man was walking on the highway, just south of the Street Road exit (Exit 37). Police have not yet released his identity. Part of I-95 South was closed, from Street Road to Woodhaven Road (Exit 35) for more than four hours, from 3 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., when vehicles were detoured off from Street Road.
December 30, 2015 |
A pedestrian was fatally hit by a car on Roosevelt Boulevard early Monday morning. Philadelphia police said the 48-year-old man was struck near Harbison Avenue at about 5:40 a.m. Preliminary information indicated the man was trying to cross the road when he was hit, police said. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, who remained at the scene, wasn't injured, police said, adding no other vehicles were involved. No charges had been filed against the driver as of Monday afternoon and police said the initial investigation indicated he was not impaired at the time of the crash.
December 19, 2015
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday night next to a Montgomery County college, authorities said. The accident was reported at 6:31 p.m. at Main Street and Sixth Avenue next to Ursinus College in Collegeville, a county dispatcher said. The county coroner was called to the scene. No information was immediately available on whether the victim had a connection to the college. The cause of the accident was under investigation. - Robert Moran
December 5, 2015 |
When a car hits another car, a person or a bike, don't call it an accident . That was the refrain at a conference Thursday about making Philadelphia's streets safer. "This is not an accident ," said Denise Goren, director of the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities, of automobile crashes during one of the daylong event's panel discussions. "What we're talking about here are crashes we can avoid. " Vision Zero Philadelphia, hosted by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, brought together city planners, elected officials, cops and staff from nonprofits.
November 30, 2015 |
Two women and two young children were injured just after 5 p.m. Saturday in West Philadelphia when they were struck by a van as they tried to cross Parkside Avenue near 49th Street, police said. Accident Investigation Division officials said the 1996 Dodge van, driven by a 78-year-old man, was trying to get around a double-parked car when it struck the pedestrians. The victims' names were not immediately available. The AID officials said that the women were 25 and 30 years old, and that the children were 2 and 6 years old. The women were taken to Presbyterian Hospital, where the 30-year-old woman was listed in critical condition Saturday night; the 25-year-old was in stable condition.
September 28, 2015 |
The pedestrian struck and killed Friday night on Roosevelt Boulevard has been identified as John Francis, 24, of the 4400 block of Longshore Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, police said. He was struck by a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox traveling north on the Boulevard near Welsh Road in the inner lanes, police said. When he was hit, Francis was attempting to cross the Boulevard from the grassy median, a few hundred feet from the intersection, they said. The driver of the car that hit him was a 41-year-old woman who remained at the scene, police said.
September 11, 2015
I TOOK A WALK in the sun a few days back with the Dynamic Duo, looking for sidewalk hazards. The Dynamic Duo are Debby Schaaf and Pamela Freyd, unpaid volunteer co-chairwomen of the 4-year-old Feet First Philly, which is sponsored by the Clean Air Council. Feet First Philly promotes the novel idea that sidewalks belong to the people who walk them. Crazy, isn't it? Feet First has done surveys (you can volunteer or chime in at www.feetfirstphilly.org ) of sidewalk obstacles.
September 9, 2015 |
A woman and man were struck and killed early Monday near City Hall by a taxicab that witnesses said appeared to be traveling at 50 m.p.h. - twice the speed limit. Amanda DiGirolomo of Phoenixville and Bryan Botti of Baltimore, both 25, were crossing Broad at Arch Street at 4:34 a.m. when they were struck by a cab traveling north on Broad, police said. The pair had attended the Made in America music festival Sunday night. Witnesses told police that the Rosemont Taxicab Co. vehicle, moving at a fast rate of speed, hit both of the pedestrians, sending them flying about 100 feet.
August 14, 2015 |
THE HIT-AND-RUN tour bus that killed a pedestrian Tuesday in Center City struck the man at the front of the bus, dragged him 50 feet underneath and then "lurched" when the rear wheels rolled over him. But driver Walter Jefferson, 66, told police he didn't know he'd hit anyone and continued on his journey to Washington, D.C., unaware that pedestrian Joseph Heard, 46, lay dying in the bus' wake, said Capt. John Wilczynski, commander of the Accident Investigation Division. The 9:45 a.m. accident happened just outside Philly police headquarters, at Race and Franklin streets, so investigators used surveillance video from the Roundhouse to identify the striking vehicle, Wilczynski said.
August 13, 2015 |
Just after rush hour Tuesday morning, an enormous white tour bus lumbered down Race Street, turned left, and hit a middle-aged man crossing the street. In the crush of Center City traffic, there were no witnesses to the 9:45 crash, police said - no one who saw the bus drag the man 50 feet, or spotted it heading for the I-95 ramp as the man lay fatally injured in the street. But the cameras outside Police Headquarters - just feet from the scene of the city's eighth hit-and-run accident this year - had captured everything.