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December 16, 1993 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
March 17, 1987 | By Lee Pasternack, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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November 5, 1999 | By Lauren Mayk, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
NEWS
July 21, 1989 | By Al Haas, Inquirer Automotive Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
September 3, 1988 | By John Jennings, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 26, 1999 | By Al Haas, INQUIRER AUTOMOTIVE WRITER
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.
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April 21, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
A 75-YEAR-OLD man was mere steps from a Rhawnhurst senior center on his way to watch his wife's dance recital Saturday night when he tried to cross a busy stretch of Bustleton Avenue - but police say he never made it. The man tried to cross Bustleton midblock between Solly Avenue and Stanwood Street - about 100 feet from the Northeast Older Adult Center - just before 9 p.m., police said, and was nearly halfway across when a southbound Ford F-250 pickup...
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February 26, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
  A Lansdowne man blamed for a two-vehicle accident that killed an 18-year-old and seriously injured another teenager outside a fast-food restaurant in Clifton Heights was charged Monday with homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence. Jonathan Vanderhorst, 45, was high on marijuana, clonazepam, and other drugs when he was involved in the Jan. 19 collision that killed Dante DeSimone, a freshman at Neumann University, and injured Timothy Robison, an Upper Darby High School student, according to the Delaware County District Attorney's Office.
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February 23, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
LYNN NICHOLS, who spent 22 years with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and became assistant chief of the Homicide Unit, yesterday pleaded guilty to criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, in connection with a plot to get revenge against a former boyfriend. Under a negotiated guilty plea, Municipal Judge James DeLeon sentenced Nichols, 47, to a year of nonreporting probation and ordered her to pay $884 in restitution to a woman she victimized. Nichols was fired in October and charged with obstruction of justice, filing a false report and criminal mischief after police uncovered her plot.
BUSINESS
February 10, 2014 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
The star of the Philadelphia Auto Show, which runs through next Sunday at the Convention Center, is not some sex object like the new Corvette Stingray convertible. Rather, it is a beast of burden, a practical hauler, a vehicular tool called the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck. This radically redesigned full-size pickup - the first ever to be built with a weight- and, hence, fuel-saving aluminum cab and cargo bed - is a multibillion-dollar corporate gamble that gets star billing because of the F-150's immense popularity and importance.
NEWS
October 6, 2013 | By Vernon Clark and Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA A Philadelphia homicide prosecutor was arrested Friday and charged with filing a false police report and improperly interfering with the investigation of a stolen pickup truck. Lynn Nichols, 46, a 22-year veteran of the District Attorney's Office, is accused of using her influence as a prosecutor to have the stolen vehicle removed from a police database last October to help her then-boyfriend. One year later, after breaking up with her boyfriend, Nichols "devised a scheme as an act of revenge to have the vehicle reported stolen again," said Attorney General Kathleen Kane, whose office is handling the case.
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September 25, 2013 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
IT'S BEEN SPOTTED on license plates in Atlantic City and Collingdale, draped across a truck in a Kohl's parking lot and flying on poles outside homes in Montgomery and Chester counties. You can see it on the side of a building off Aramingo Avenue in Port Richmond, hanging inside an apartment near Capitolo Playground in South Philly and painted on the "Dukes of Hazzard" replica Dodge Charger cruising around Delaware County. In Camden, it's practically the official emblem for country-rock tailgate parties outside the Susquehanna Bank Center, where a concertgoer was charged this summer with bias intimidation for allegedly waving it at city residents and spewing racial slurs.
NEWS
September 5, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Compassion is rare inside Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center. Maybe that's why Tuesday's victim-impact statement by James R. Kenny overshadowed the guilty plea of Angel Roque, who admitted killing Kenny's sister in a 2011 hit-and-run. "I ask for mercy on this man," said Kenny, 47, looking at Roque about 20 feet away. "I know about his other offenses, but I do know there is goodness inside this person. " Kenny barely mentioned why he was there: the impact of the Sept. 29, 2011, death of his older sister Joyce, whom Roque ran down before trying to devise an alibi by abandoning his GMC pickup truck and reporting it stolen.
NEWS
August 31, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hymie's Merion Delicatessen had good luck and bad luck Thursday morning. The bad luck came in the form of a Dodge Ram pickup truck that crashed through the front wall, on the dining-room side, of the popular Lower Merion Township restaurant. The good luck was that the accident occurred an hour before opening time, so no diners were there and all the employees were in the other half of the restaurant. No one was injured except the driver, who one witness said was bleeding from his face.
NEWS
August 1, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police are looking for the thief or thieves who stole about a dozen bicycles early Tuesday outside a Center City tavern. The bikes, with a combined value of about $22,000, were stolen at the Irish Pub on Walnut Street near 20th Street, where they were being stored behind a fence topped with barbed wire, said Mark O'Connor, a partner at the pub and president of the Irish Pub Children's Foundation. He said the bicycles, some high-end racing bikes, had been used by participants in Sunday's annual Tour de Shore charity ride.
NEWS
July 11, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A pickup truck collided with a SEPTA bus early Tuesday in West Philadelphia, injuring six people, including two young children, officials said. None of the injuries were life threatening. The operator of the pickup truck allegedly ran a red light and collided with the Route 42 bus about 1 a.m. at 62d and Spruce Streets, according to Heather Redfern, a SEPTA spokeswoman. The truck driver and five bus passengers suffered minor injuries, including two children under the age of 3, Redfern said.
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