January 9, 2016
A man was fatally wounded and three women suffered minor injuries in a two-car crash Thursday afternoon that snarled traffic on Roosevelt Boulevard in the city's East Falls section, police said. Around 4 p.m., a Chrysler 300 traveling north in the southbound lanes of the Boulevard near Ridge Avenue struck a Toyota Camry. The 29-year-old male driver of the Chrysler fled from the car and attempted to jump a barrier, and severed his right foot and injured his head, police said. He was transported by medics to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:41 p.m. A 52-year-old female passenger in the Chrysler suffered minor injuries and was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital.
December 30, 2015 |
A pedestrian was fatally hit by a car on Roosevelt Boulevard early Monday morning. Philadelphia police said the 48-year-old man was struck near Harbison Avenue at about 5:40 a.m. Preliminary information indicated the man was trying to cross the road when he was hit, police said. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, who remained at the scene, wasn't injured, police said, adding no other vehicles were involved. No charges had been filed against the driver as of Monday afternoon and police said the initial investigation indicated he was not impaired at the time of the crash.
November 27, 2015 |
The recent boom in health-care mergers and acquisitions, which resounded loudly with Monday's $160 billion Pfizer-Allergan deal, already involves a small Philadelphia generic-drug company that has spent most of its 73-year existence trying to stay under the radar. Lannett Co. might be a takeover target or a buyer in the future, but now it is trying to digest a complicated acquisition of its own from September and a smaller one from May. Lannett, with 502 employees and five Philadelphia properties, was formed by two pharmacist brothers in 1942, before there was a distinct generic-drug industry.
November 4, 2015 |
IN A RARE MOMENT in the city's criminal courts, the family of a man convicted of killing a mother and three of her young sons on Roosevelt Boulevard two years ago walked over to the victims' family members and hugged, cried and spoke with them during a sentencing-hearing break. As everyone knew, there were no winners in the courtroom. On one side, family members of Samara Banks, 27, who was killed with three of her sons while crossing Roosevelt Boulevard at 2nd Street, about 10:30 p.m. July 16, 2013, still visibly felt the tremendous loss of their loved ones.
October 30, 2015 |
A JUDGE YESTERDAY reduced bail for a man charged in the fatal hit-and-run crash that killed an off-duty police officer who was riding his motorcycle in Northeast Philadelphia in August. Louis John Vogwill, 59, was being held in jail in lieu of $500,000 bail in the crash that killed Officer Lamar Poole Sr., 42, who was crossing Roosevelt Boulevard in Oxford Circle when he was allegedly hit by Vogwill's car. Municipal Judge Teresa Carr Deni yesterday reduced Vogwill's bail to $200,000 after hearing arguments from attorneys and receiving character letters in support of Vogwill from defense attorney Michael Engle.
September 28, 2015 |
The pedestrian struck and killed Friday night on Roosevelt Boulevard has been identified as John Francis, 24, of the 4400 block of Longshore Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, police said. He was struck by a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox traveling north on the Boulevard near Welsh Road in the inner lanes, police said. When he was hit, Francis was attempting to cross the Boulevard from the grassy median, a few hundred feet from the intersection, they said. The driver of the car that hit him was a 41-year-old woman who remained at the scene, police said.
September 2, 2015 |
A day before he died, Officer Lamar Poole proudly showed off his new motorcycle to his fellow officers of the 12th Police District. He told them about the modifications he planned to make to the Honda VTX. He talked about how it compared with his last motorcycle. His excitement, as always, was contagious, his colleagues said. "He was a very outgoing person - he had a big personality," said Sgt. Denise Brown, who headed Poole's squad. On Sunday, Poole was off duty and riding the motorcycle down Devereaux Street in Oxford Circle when he was hit by a drunk driver who then stopped the car, looked at the critically injured officer lying in the street, and sped off, police say. Poole was rushed to a hospital, but died from his injuries an hour later.
September 1, 2015 |
An off-duty Philadelphia police officer died from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run crash Sunday afternoon on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia. Investigators say the officer was struck just after 4 p.m. while riding a motorcycle on the inside lanes at the intersection with Devereaux Avenue, in the Oxford Circle section of the Northeast. John McNesby, president of Lodge 5 of the Fraternal Order of Police, identified the officer as Lamar Poole, an 18-year veteran of the department and a father of seven.
August 12, 2015 |
A 24-year-old woman and 30-year-old man were killed in a rollover crash in Crescentville early Monday, police said. Rosagna Galvez was driving a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound on Roosevelt Boulevard at a high speed, accompanied by a man identified as Jeifrey or Jeifry Chevez. She attempted a right turn at Adams Avenue at about 2:30 a.m., police said. The vehicle crossed the grassy median on the Boulevard and then hopped the curb. According to police investigators, the vehicle struck a sign on Adams Avenue and then hit a utility box with a concrete base.
July 15, 2015 |
A JUDGE yesterday ruled that a driver speeding on Roosevelt Boulevard two years ago when he smashed into a mother and three of her young sons was indeed racing another driver and that his actions rose to the level of third-degree murder. "Not only did he treat Roosevelt Boulevard as his own personal roadway, he treated it as his own personal speedway," Common Pleas Judge Steven Geroff said of defendant Khusen Akhmedov. Geroff yesterday convicted Akhmedov, 24, of four counts of third-degree murder and related offenses in the deadly crash that killed Samara Banks, 27, and three of her sons, who were crossing the Boulevard at 2nd Street about 10:20 p.m. July 16, 2013.