March 9, 1986 |
His voice comes in short clumps over the telephone as he hesitates on the beginnings of words, an unwelcome reminder of a nine-day coma. His broken nose, ribs and shoulders have mended, and a few scars still mark his face. But Edward Parvin bears no scars on his heart. Four months ago, Parvin, 28, nearly died in an automobile accident that claimed the life of the driver, his friend, Philadelphia Flyers goalie Pelle Lindbergh. Hurtling down Somerdale Road at 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 10, Lindbergh's bright- red, high-powered Porsche 930 Turbo missed an abrupt turn and crashed into a concrete wall beside Somerdale Elementary School No. 1. Tests showed that Lindbergh was legally intoxicated.
November 7, 2010 |
A red Porsche 930 Turbo missed a curve at 5:41 a.m. A sports star at the top of his game slammed into a concrete wall in front of an elementary school in Camden County. The Flyers kept winning hockey games, but life was never exactly the same. It's been a quarter-century since Pelle Lindbergh was taken off life support in a South Jersey hospital on Nov. 11, 1985. His name still resonates, images still flicker, a tragic chapter in local sports folklore is still discussed. Virtually all sports fans living here at the time can remember getting the news of the car crash and the details that soon filtered out. The Flyers goalie had been drinking at an after-hours place with teammates.
June 24, 1986 |
Contending that Flyers star goaltender Pelle Lindbergh died in November as a result of his own "criminal acts" of drunken driving and reckless driving, Lloyd's of London filed suit against the Flyers yesterday in an effort to avoid paying accidental-death benefits for Lindbergh. The internationally known underwriting concern contended in the lawsuit that it should not have to pay death benefits because a provision in its policy with the Flyers states that losses caused by the insured person's own "criminal or felonious act" would not be covered.
November 11, 1986 |
In Stockholm, Sweden, the elderly parents of Pelle Lindbergh still cry behind closed doors. Their grief is private and unabated by the passage of time. "They are as heartbroken now as the day that it happened," said Thomas Eriksson, a friend and teammate of the parents' dead son. "I don't think they ever will get over it. " Half a world away, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Lindbergh's fiancee is trying to make a new life for herself. It has not been easy. "I just needed to go someplace where I could get a fresh start," said Kerstin Pietzsch.
June 24, 1986 |
A federal judge has been asked by insurance underwriters to void a $1.6 million insurance policy the Flyers had on goaltender Pelle Lindbergh, who died last year after his car hit a wall in New Jersey. Underwriters at Lloyd's of London, in a suit filed yesterday, contend the policy contained an exclusion barring coverage for losses caused by Lindbergh's "own criminal or felonious act. " "Pelle Lindbergh's death was caused or contributed to by his criminal acts of driving under the influence of alcohol and exceeding the legal (speed)
August 28, 1987 |
A Ridley Park woman injured in the 1985 car accident that fatally injured Philadelphia Flyers star Pelle Lindbergh filed suit in federal court in Camden yesterday against Lindbergh's estate and two bars where the goalie had been drinking. Kathyleen McNeal, of the 600 block of Braxton Road, a model and waitress, suffered injuries to her liver and spleen on Nov. 10, 1985, when Lindbergh's high-powered Porsche 930 Turbo missed an abrupt turn and crashed into a concrete wall beside Somerdale Elementary School No. 1. McNeal, a former Miss Delaware County who was 22 at the time of the accident, suffered "extremely severe physical and mental injuries" in the crash, according to the suit, which asked for unspecified damages.
November 16, 2010
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September 24, 1987 |
When the late Flyers' goaltender Pelle Lindbergh plowed his speeding Porsche into a concrete wall in November 1985, fatally injuring himself, tests indicated that his blood alcohol level was 0.24. Experts interviewed at the time estimated that Lindbergh had as much alcohol in his system as someone who had drunk seven 1 1/2-ounce shots of 80- proof whiskey within 40 minutes on an empty stomach. Philadelphia police said yesterday that the blood alcohol level of Officer Charles Loughran, accused of drunken driving and other charges in the death of a fellow officer on Tuesday night, had been even higher than Lindbergh's, 0.28.
November 15, 1990 |
Morning practice had ended at The Coliseum sports complex in Voorhees, N.J., and center Ron Sutter sat in the Flyers' locker room with beads of sweat dripping off his chin. While his teammates stripped out of their uniforms and disappeared into the steaming shower room, Sutter wiped his face with a towel and remembered Pelle Lindbergh. "All of us told Pelle that he had better slow down in that car or it would kill him," Sutter said. "Guys were afraid to drive with him. " Sutter shook his head and added with a sad smile: "He was still a kid and kids have got to learn: You drink and drive and you can get dealt some bad cards.
May 24, 2013 |
THE IMAGES make a Flyers fan's heart stop: a flashy sports car belonging to the team's star player, mangled on the side of a road. This time, thankfully, there will be no tears. Flyers leading scorer Jake Voracek was involved in a serious car accident in his native Czech Republic yesterday morning, but walked away from the wreck without any injuries. "I spoke with Jake this morning," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement. "He was involved in a car accident in the Czech Republic.