July 5, 2013 |
An 85-year-old Chester County woman has been charged with insurance fraud after her son allegedly caused a fatal accident while driving her pickup truck, police said Wednesday. Louise Landis registered and insured a Dodge Ram in her name and permitted her son, who had a poor driving record, to drive it, police said. The mother allegedly never drove the truck, though she claimed in insurance papers to be the sole driver. Her son, Robert, 50, was listed as an "excluded driver" on her policy, police said.
June 7, 2013
CAMDEN Authorities are looking for information regarding two unrelated homicides in Camden early Thursday morning. Steven Parker, 53, of Pennsauken, was found shot in the driver's seat of a pickup truck that crashed into two parked cars on the 1600 block of Norris Street about 4:50 a.m., authorities said. Parker was taken to Cooper University Hospital and pronounced dead about 5:30 a.m. The second victim, Sucha Duong, 23, of Camden, was found shot at 6:37 a.m. on the first block of North 30th Street.
May 17, 2013
A Havertown man was charged Wednesday with being the hit-and-run driver who struck and injured a 46-year-old Bryn Mawr woman and her 5-year-old twins while they were crossing Lancaster Avenue at Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bryn Mawr on April 25. Stephen John Groch, 27, of Ellis Road, was charged by Lower Merion police. He was the alleged driver of a black Ford F-150 pickup truck that hit the three before driving off. The mother and one daughter were treated at Bryn Mawr Hospital for bumps and bruises.
May 8, 2013 |
A WEST CHESTER man with seven prior drunken-driving arrests was drunk and driving with a suspended license when he fatally hit a motorcyclist in April, Chester County District Attorney Thomas P. Hogan said yesterday. Robert Elwood Landis, 49, of Concord Road near Oakbourne, now is charged with homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence and related offenses in the death of Liam James Crowley, 24, on April 26 in Westtown Township, Hogan said. Landis was driving a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup south on Wilmington Pike when he turned into traffic at Stanton Avenue and hit Crowley, who suffered multiple traumatic injuries despite wearing a helmet, Hogan said.
April 25, 2013 |
BRICK, N.J. - A South Jersey police officer is recovering from injuries he suffered when he was dragged about 250 feet by a pickup truck driven by a man who later led officers on a high-speed chase through several towns, authorities said. Brick Patrolman Mark Nixon suffered a fractured rib, a sprained knee, a bruised elbow, and multiple abrasions in the incident last Thursday, which was made public Wednesday. Authorities say Nixon stopped the truck driven by Ronald DeFreitas of Toms River, who soon learned there was a warrant for his arrest.
February 22, 2013
A 76-year-old Philadelphia woman died Wednesday afternoon, hours after she was struck by a pickup truck in Frankford, according to police. The woman was walking across Aramingo Avenue near Milnor Street when she was struck about 6:10 a.m. She suffered "massive internal injuries" and was pronounced dead at 1:10 at Aria Health-Torresdale Campus, police said. The driver of the Ford F-150, identified as a 60-year-old man, remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities, police said.
February 22, 2013 |
Two Chester County teenagers who were seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision on Kings Highway in Caln Township Wednesday night remain hospitalized this afternoon. Around 8:30 p.m. a 1994 Ford F250 pickup truck driven by Jonathan Norton, 18, left the road and hit a utility pole, Caln police said. A second pickup, a Ford F150 driven by 17-year-old Zach Miles, also left the road, hitting a utility pole and a car parked in a driveway. Norton and the juvenile, who was not identified, were taken to Paoli Hospital.
February 21, 2013 |
A woman crossing Aramingo Avenue in Philadelphia's Frankford section early this morning died a short time after being struck by a passing pickup truck, police said this afternoon Police said the woman, 60, was crossing about 6:08 a.m. when she was hit by the white, Ford 150 truck. The motorist remained at the scene until police arrived. The woman was taken to Aria Health's Torresdale campus, where she died at 1:10 p.m., police said. Her identity has not been released. Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443; BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com . Follow @phillynews on Twitter.
February 19, 2013 |
LONDON - A British couple's round-the-world cycling odyssey ended in tragedy when both of them were killed in a road accident in Thailand. Peter Root and Mary Thompson, who had been chronicling their journey in a blog, died Wednesday when they were hit by a pickup truck in a province east of Bangkok, Thai police said Monday. The couple, both 34 and from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, left Britain in July 2011 and had cycled through Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and China.
February 14, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - There was no question. The man standing before Rick Heltebrake on a rural mountain road was Christopher Dorner. Clad in camouflage from head to toe and wearing a bulletproof vest packed with ammunition, the most-wanted man in America over the last week was just a few feet away, having emerged from a grove of trees holding a large, assault-style rifle. As teams of officers who had sought the fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer since last week were closing in, Dorner pointed the gun at Heltebrake and ordered him to get out of his truck.