November 11, 2014 |
Joe Chambers was the right person with the right training at the right time. And a Philadelphia police officer could owe his life to that. About 5:20 p.m. Saturday, the 17-year-old high school senior from Ridley Park was watching an episode of Cops while visiting his sister on Tasker Street in Grays Ferry when he heard a loud bang. "I know the sound of an accident," said Chambers, who doubles as a volunteer firefighter. "I jumped right up. " When he peered out the window at the corner of 28th and Tasker Streets, he saw a police cruiser throwing sparks and leaking fluids - the result of a collision with a black pickup truck.
November 10, 2014 |
A police cruiser responding to a radio call collided with a pickup truck in South Philadelphia Saturday evening in an apparent hit-and-run, sending at least two people to the hospital, authorities said. There were conflicting reports about the number of people hurt: A police spokeswoman said one officer and a passenger in the pickup were hospitalized. An officer in the accident investigation division said two officers had been in the cruiser and sent to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in stable condition.
September 18, 2014 |
BALTIMORE Orioles slugger Chris Davis is currently sitting out a 25-game suspension for using Adderall, a banned substance. Usually a drug that helps people with attention deficit disorder improve their focus, it is categorized by Major League Baseball as a stimulant, thus the suspension. Maybe Davis can use what happened Monday on a Maryland highway as Exhibit A that, indeed, the drug has made him more alert and focused. Traveling on I-295 on his way to pick up friends at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport, Davis saw a tire blow out on a big pickup truck, causing the vehicle to flip and pin a man underneath it. Davis, whose nickname just happens to be "Crash," was the first to arrive at the accident scene and began waving to passers-by to stop and help.
September 13, 2014 |
Philadelphia police say they do not expect to press charges in connection with an incident Wednesday in which two young children were hit by a pickup truck in Northeast Philadelphia. A girl, 10, and a boy, 7, were crossing Academy Road about 4 p.m. when a Dodge Ram pickup truck turned left from Byberry Road, police said. Both the driver, a woman in her 20s, and the children had green lights, police said. The children were struck as they crossed the street, police said. The driver remained at the scene and was not driving under the influence, police said.
August 1, 2014 |
One morning in March, Sheryl Crow was tuned to a country radio station in Nashville while driving her kids to school. Listening to dudes singing about pickup trucks, moonshine, and girls in their Daisy Dukes, Crow took to Twitter to vent. "Will somebody please play a woman on the radio?" she pleaded. "Any woman. It doesn't have to be me but if I hear one more bro country song I'm gonna vomit!" Sorry, Sheryl. The Bro Country onslaught hasn't abated yet - though there are signs of a backlash, led by the teenage female duo Maddie & Tae. And this summer, Bro Country is coming to the Philadelphia area in a big, Bro-dacious way. Thursday night, Blake Shelton, Bro-friendly star of the TV music reality show The Voice , will play a free concert on the beach in Atlantic City for 60,000 toes-in-the-sand concertgoers.
July 11, 2014 |
A Delaware County couple were arrested Wednesday in an April hit-and-run accident in which an 18-year-old bicyclist was seriously injured. Adrienne McCrea, 25, not only fled the scene, but later traveled to Virginia and sold her pickup truck to hide evidence of the accident on Chester Pike in Ridley Park, officials said. Her boyfriend, Ty Winsheimer, 31, helped her hide her truck, said District Attorney Jack Whelan. The victim, Christopher Brooks of Ridley Township, had several bones broken and was treated for life-threatening injuries.
July 1, 2014 |
Dania Sargenc often joked that the neon sign above Benash Liquor Store, with its bold yellow lettering, rusty red background, and arrow pointing toward the door, would one day be hers. The sign went up in 1948, when her uncle opened the store along Route 38 in Cherry Hill. Soon her father worked there, and even through ownership changes during the next 66 years, the sign remained. Then, last week, it came crashing down. What was one man's misfortune - accidentally toppling the sign with a red pickup truck - was Sargenc's chance to reclaim a part of her family's history.
June 22, 2014 |
Six people were injured - two fatally - when they were thrown from a pickup truck that struck a guardrail on the Atlantic City Expressway and rolled over Friday morning, state police said. One of the dead was a 4-year-old boy. The crash occurred shortly after 7 in the westbound lanes in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County. No other vehicles were involved. James Dennis, 35, a passenger inside the truck, was killed. The driver, Roselyn Kornegay, 45, and the 4-year-old were also inside and were taken to Cooper University Hospital, where the boy died about 3:30 p.m. Kornegay was in critical condition.
June 18, 2014 |
Six students and the driver of a pickup truck were taken to a hospital after a minor school bus accident in Northeast Philadelphia on Monday. The high school bus hit the back bumper of a pickup truck that had stopped at a red light on Roosevelt Boulevard near Goodnaw Street about 8 a.m. One high school student was taken to Aria-Torresdale hospital for a possible minor injury, along with five other students who did not claim to have injuries but...
May 13, 2014 |
THE THINGS Gregory Hayes lived for, his wife and two young children, are displayed on his Facebook page beneath a picture of the motorcycle he was riding to work Friday night. Police in Upper Darby said Hayes, of Lansdowne, had just left his home about 11:15 p.m. Friday, heading to work as a police officer with the Philadelphia School District, when Salome Seay, an Upper Darby man with a heavy foot and a head full of margaritas, made a hard left on Marshall Road, right into the path of Hayes' Suzuki.