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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.
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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.
NEWS
July 5, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
May 8, 2013 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
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.
NEWS
April 25, 2013 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
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.
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February 22, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
February 21, 2013 | Breaking News Desk
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.
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