December 16, 1993 |
A Bristol Township woman and her 6-year-old son were struck by a pickup truck Tuesday while crossing the street outside an elementary school after a holiday concert there, police said. Carol Tudico, 45, of Fairless Hills, suffered multiple injuries in the accident at 9:10 p.m. outside the James Buchanan Elementary School on Haines Road, Levittown. Tudico and her son had gone to see the woman's daughter, Janine, 9, perform in the holiday chorus. Carol Tudico remained in critical condition yesterday at Saint Mary Hospital, Langhorne.
July 2, 2010
A 70-year-old Vineland, N.J., bicyclist died Wednesday after being struck by a pickup truck on Route 555 in Franklin Township. Robert R. Schwinn was riding along the northbound side of Route 555 near Weymouth Road when a 1992 Ford F-150 pickup struck him from behind at 7:23 a.m., according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. Schwinn, who was wearing a helmet and safety reflector vest at the time of the collision, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury.
March 17, 1987 |
A Tabernacle woman was killed late Sunday night when a car in which she was riding - apparently being driven to elude police - slammed into a pickup truck driven by her brother, state police said. The car, with its headlights and taillights off and traveling at what police called "a high rate of speed," ran a stop sign at Routes 620 and 534 in Shamong, Burlington County, and hit the pickup truck, hurtling debris into a nearby apartment, police said. The debris injured a 10-year-old girl inside the apartment, they said.
November 5, 1999 |
Burlington Township police were busy yesterday following the antics of a 1979 Ford pickup and its two drivers. The saga began in front of the Prince Diner at Route 130 and Beverly Road, where, police said, the vehicle struck a sign post. Police were called to the scene and given a description of the vehicle, which was driven by its owner, Florence resident Shawn Puza. Two police officers arrested Puza, 44, on River Road and reported finding an open alcohol container in the truck.
July 21, 1989 |
Ever notice how popular you are when you drive a pickup? It's really remarkable. You get calls from obscure relatives who want to borrow your truck to haul a Louis-the-Something-or-Other armoire from Weirton, W. Va., to Backwater, N.J. The president of your high school class, whom you haven't seen since June 1967, suddenly appears at your door and wonders if he can use your pickup to get a load of mulch. Little League groundskeepers see you as a natural ally. You receive Telex messages from underdeveloped countries urgently requesting your pickup for the transport of political prisoners.
April 4, 2011
A Bucks County police officer was injured Saturday when a stolen pickup truck rammed his car in Doylestown Township, state police said. Buckingham Township Officer Timothy Johnson was pursuing a Dodge Dakota believed to have been stolen in New Jersey. After the collison, the pickup's driver ran away; Dujuan Pedro Gratz, 23, of Piscataway, N.J., was arrested after forcing his way into a house on Shady Knoll Drive, police said. Johnson was treated at Doylestown Hospital and released.
April 27, 2011
An elderly Montgomery County man was hit by a pickup truck and killed Tuesday while he was out for a walk, according to Lower Salford police. Just before 7 p.m., John L. Wile, 81, of Harleysville, was struck by a Dodge Ram in front of a Wawa, on the 300 block of Main Street, police said. The driver, who was not identified by police, had left the Wawa and was pulling out from the parking lot when the accident occurred. Wile, was transported to Grand View Hospital in Sellersville.
May 15, 2011
State police are investigating an accident that killed two New Jersey women Saturday afternoon when the motorcycles they were riding were hit by a pickup truck that crossed into opposing traffic on a Maurice River Township highway in Cumberland County. Police identified the dead as Diane Allen, 53, of Mullica Hill, and Robin Ennis, 48, of Wenonah. A third victim, Michael Ennis, 53, of Wenonah, was critically injured and taken to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, police said. Investigators said the pickup's driver, Joseph Moyer, 40, of Eldora, was driving south on State Highway 347 when he lost control on a curve and crashed into a group of northbound motorcyclists.
September 3, 1988 |
Two people were killed and two others were seriously injured when the pickup truck in which they were riding crashed into the rear of a stopped dump truck during heavy fog early yesterday in Cinnaminson. Pronounced dead of multiple injuries at the scene were Harold B. Samuels, 28, of Jones Avenue, Burlington City, and Philip Stroman, 26, of the first block of Holton Lane, Willingboro. Police said both were passengers in the cab of the pickup truck, which was northbound on Route 130 near Andover Road.
December 26, 1999 |
Question: Settle an argument. My brother says he thinks Hudson built a pickup truck after the war. I don't remember any such animal. Answer: Your brother wins the stuffed teddy bear on the top shelf. Hudson did, indeed, build a pickup truck in the late 1940s. Unlike the Ford and Chevy pickups of the era, the Hudson's body didn't differ much from its pleasure-car counterpart. It looks like a Hudson car with a pickup bed grafted on the back, and reminds you of two well-known pleasure car/pickup hybrids that came along later: the Ford Ranchero and Chevy El Camino.