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May 18, 2013
A 22-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a minivan Friday evening on Roosevelt Boulevard, police said. At 8:20 p.m., the van was traveling south on 5th Street and made a right turn onto the Boulevard when it was hit by the motorcycle, police said. The cyclist was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 8:47 p.m., police said. - Tom Avril
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October 8, 2008 | By Vernon Clark INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
City and state officials yesterday announced a vehicle and pedestrian safety plan for Roosevelt Boulevard, on which 55 people have been killed in traffic accidents over the last five years. Mayor Nutter was joined by Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D., Phila.) and others in a City Hall news conference as they outlined the plan for the 12-lane roadway. Nutter, describing the boulevard as "one of the most hazardous roads in America," praised Schwartz for securing $3.2 million in federal money for the plan.
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August 30, 2016
A woman was critically injured while crossing Roosevelt Boulevard in Feltonville early Sunday, police said. The 40-year-old woman was crossing on Rising Sun Avenue at 12:22 a.m. when she was struck by a car going north on the Boulevard, police said. She was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition. Police said the driver of the vehicle remained on scene. -Stephanie Farr
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October 2, 2011 | By Melissa Dribben, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 9-year-old boy is in critical condition after crashing a Chevy Malibu into a tree and flipping over on the Northbound outer lane of Roosevelt Boulevard at Rhawn Street Sunday morning, police said. They boy was taken to Saint Christopher's Hospital. The accident occurred about 9:30 a.m. No other information was immediately available.   Contact Inquirer staff writer Melissa Dribben at 215-854-2590 or mdribben@phillynews.com  
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December 18, 2011
A 22-year man was killed early Saturday in Northeast Philadelphia when his car struck a light pole at the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Holme Avenue and split in half. Police identified the victim of the 12:30 a.m. accident as Rasheed Blaknight of the 2200 block of West Yelland Street. An unidentified passenger in the car, also 22, was taken to Aria Health-Torresdale hospital in critical condition. - Harold Brubaker
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May 13, 1990 | By Bill Price, Inquirer Staff Writer
Concerned about frequent reports of cars hitting trees and other fixed objects along Roosevelt Boulevard, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has named an engineering firm to study the problem and make safety recommendations. Chosen recently from three firms that had expressed an interest in the project was Buchart Horn Inc. of York, Pa. The project, part of Gov. Casey's efforts to improve traffic safety on Pennsylvania highways, was authorized earlier this year.
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July 15, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Khusen Akhmedov, whose love of speed ended in a 2013 crash on Roosevelt Boulevard that killed a Northeast mother and three of her children, was found guilty Monday of four counts of third-degree murder. Michael Diamondstein, lawyer for the 24-year-old Lancaster emergency medical technician, acknowledged that Samara Banks and three of her four sons died because of Akhmedov's speeding and reckless driving. But Diamondstein argued that the evidence did not prove Akhmedov had the "malice" necessary to support third-degree murder, and said the accident was also caused by the Boulevard's dangerous design, and because the victims "jaywalked" in an area not for pedestrians.
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July 26, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
IT WILL TAKE a lifetime for Samara Banks' family to sort through the heartache and grief 'endured when an alleged drag-racing driver struck and killed the young mother and three of her kids July 16 on Roosevelt Boulevard. Mercifully, the family won't have to worry about finding a way to cover the cost of laying their fallen relatives to rest. The owners of Greenmount Cemetery in Feltonville and Chandler Funeral Home in Juniata Park have offered to donate their services to Banks' family.
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July 3, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITER
Stanley Anderson had been in recovery programs before, but this time was different. His family said he seemed to be succeeding at Self Help Movement, an all-male inpatient drug and alcohol treatment program in the Byberry section of Northeast Philadelphia. "My brother was trying to get his life together," said Christopher Anderson, the oldest of four brothers. "This time he was really going to turn the corner and not look back. " In a tragic twist, Stanley Anderson, 53, was killed Thursday by an alleged drunk driver who ran a red light and hit him as he walked across Roosevelt Boulevard, police said.
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August 30, 2016
Toddler killed in West Philly crash A child died Sunday after being hit by a car in West Philadelphia, police said. The 23-month-old boy ran between two parked vehicles and was hit by a westbound white Chevrolet Trailblazer about 6:45 p.m. on the 4800 block of Merion Avenue, police said. The child, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia at 7:13 p.m. The driver remained at the scene of the impact. - Jason Laughlin Pedestrian critical after accident A woman was critically injured while crossing Roosevelt Boulevard in Feltonville early Sunday, police said.
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August 30, 2016
A woman was critically injured while crossing Roosevelt Boulevard in Feltonville early Sunday, police said. The 40-year-old woman was crossing on Rising Sun Avenue at 12:22 a.m. when she was struck by a car going north on the Boulevard, police said. She was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition. Police said the driver of the vehicle remained on scene. -Stephanie Farr
NEWS
July 30, 2016
The body of a 70-year-old man was found lying face down on a soccer field in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday, according to police. Police did not identify the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. They said his body was found on a field near Roosevelt Boulevard and Southampton Road around 2:06 p.m. Authorities did not specify a cause of death or say whether foul play was suspected. - Chris Palmer  
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July 17, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A pedestrian was in critical condition after she was hit by a motorcyclist on Roosevelt Boulevard in Oxford Circle early Friday, police said. The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. when a 27-year-old man riding a red 2006 Honda CBR motorcycle in the outer left lane of the northbound Boulevard ran a red light at the intersection with Devereaux Avenue, witnesses told police. The motorcycle hit a 25-year-old woman who was walking in the south crosswalk of the Boulevard. After hitting her, the rider fell from his bike and slid into a 2013 Toyota Camry traveling west on Devereaux, driven by a 27-year-old man, police said.
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July 3, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITER
Stanley Anderson had been in recovery programs before, but this time was different. His family said he seemed to be succeeding at Self Help Movement, an all-male inpatient drug and alcohol treatment program in the Byberry section of Northeast Philadelphia. "My brother was trying to get his life together," said Christopher Anderson, the oldest of four brothers. "This time he was really going to turn the corner and not look back. " In a tragic twist, Stanley Anderson, 53, was killed Thursday by an alleged drunk driver who ran a red light and hit him as he walked across Roosevelt Boulevard, police said.
NEWS
June 17, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Police on Wednesday released surveillance video of a minivan suspected of fatally slamming into a teenager as she crossed Adams Avenue just off Roosevelt Boulevard in Crescentville late Monday. The video showed the minivan - described as a silver Chevy Venture, made in the early 2000s - on the boulevard heading north as it approached a traffic signal at the intersection of Whitaker Avenue, about a half-mile before the crash. It does not show the crash. The driver fled the scene after hitting the teen, identified as 17-year-old Markalyah Jackson, of the 4900 block of North Boudinot Street in Feltonville.
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June 16, 2016 | By Julie Shaw and Joseph A. Gambardello, STAFF WRITERS
Police are looking for an older model minivan and its driver who fled after fatally hitting a teenager as she was crossing Adams Avenue, near Roosevelt Boulevard, in the Crescentville section of Northeast Philadelphia late Monday. The victim was identified late Tuesday afternoon as Markalyah Jackson, 17, of the 4900 block of North Boudinot Street in Feltonville. Jackson was crossing Adams Avenue in the crosswalk, heading south about 11:30 p.m. Monday when the minivan, which had been heading north on the boulevard, turned right onto Adams and hit her, Capt.
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A van crashed into a utility pole at North 9th Street and Roosevelt Boulevard early Friday, briefly knocking out power to 1,300 PECO customers, including SEPTA's Broad Street Line. No injuries were reported in the crash at about 4:30 a.m. in an area bound by the Logan, Olney and Hunting Park sections of the city. Benjamin Armstrong, a PECO spokesman, said power was restored about a half-hour later. SEPTA, however, was not able to fully restore service on the Broad Street and Ridge Spur Lines until about 5:45 a.m. - Joseph A. Gambardello
NEWS
June 2, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A motorcyclist who died Saturday after he crashed on Roosevelt Boulevard was identified by police Tuesday as Ezekeil Cruz, 23, of Albanus Street in Olney. About 12:40 a.m. Saturday, Cruz was riding a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle on C Street and crossing the boulevard, at the border of Olney and Feltonville, near his home, when he lost control of his bike, police said. The motorcycle slid down onto the road and skidded into a 2004 Nissan Murano SUV that was traveling in the opposite direction on C Street, and was about to turn left onto a southbound lane of the boulevard.
NEWS
June 2, 2016
Man dies after falling onto I-95 An unidentified man died Tuesday morning after falling onto I-95 from a pedestrian overpass into Penn's Landing. The man, in his 40s, fell onto the highway from the South Street pedestrian overpass shortly after 9:30 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene 10 minutes later. Southbound traffic near the overpass was briefly shut down. - Emily Babay Man found slain in SW Philly Police were investigating the slaying of a 77-year-old man found dead inside his home Tuesday afternoon in the Elmwood section of Southwest Philly.
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