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April 19, 2012
A police officer was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon with minor injuries after authorities say an SUV rammed his squad car on purpose while he was following another SUV believed to be stolen. The officer was following the stolen black Jeep Wrangler on Welsh Road near Craig Street in Holmesburg around 1:45 p.m., police said, when a white Jeep intentionally hit the back of his car. Both SUVs fled, according to police. The officer was taken to Aria Health-Torresdale Campus to be treated for neck pain, police said.
NEWS
March 20, 2012 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Authorities have released a video of a sport utility vehicle they believed was involved in a fatal hit-and-run in North Camden on Saturday night. Edwin Cardona, 32, of the 900 block of 20th Street in Camden, was struck by the SUV at Beideman and River Avenues and died at the scene. Initially authorities incorrectly said the incident was reported at 11 p.m. They later said it was reported around 9:30. Cameras along River Avenue captured images of the SUV, believed to be a mid-to-late 1990s dark blue or black GMC Yukon or Chevrolet Tahoe, shortly before the accident, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Camden Police.
NEWS
March 1, 2012
A 75-year-old woman died after being hit by an SUV Wednesday afternoon in the city's Upper Roxborough section, police said. The woman, whose name was not released, was crossing the 8900 block of Ridge Avenue about 4:25 p.m. when she was struck by a blue 2011 Nissan Murano heading north, police said. The woman was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead about 5:15 p.m. The driver of the Nissan remained at the scene. The accident was under investigation. - Robert Moran
NEWS
March 1, 2012 | By Sam Wood, Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia International Airport was shut down for half-an-hour this morning when a man crashed through a gate in an SUV and drove onto the airfield. Kenneth Richard Mazik, 24, of Chadds Ford, was allegedly drunk when he rammed a black Jeep Cherokee about 11:13 a.m. through Gate 25 at the west end of the airport, police said. Mazik quickly was taken into custody and the Jeep did not reach any of the runways, where planes were landing and taking off. Officials immediately closed the airport.
NEWS
February 24, 2012
PHILADELPHIA has a new sheriff, but Jewell Williams says that Mayor Nutter 's bean counters are too stingy to let people know it or to allow him to cruise the city's streets in comfort. Williams, sworn in as sheriff last month after serving in the state House since 2000, said that the city had refused to buy him a new $38,000 Chevy Tahoe SUV with a souped-up law-enforcement engine, known as a pursuit vehicle. Instead, he is stuck with a 2012 Ford Escape SUV that had been used by acting Sheriff Barbara Deeley , who is retiring today.
TRAVEL
February 12, 2012 | By Christopher Elliott, TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES
Question: I recently rented an SUV from Enterprise in Tenafly, N.J. A manager and I walked around the car before I left the lot. Neither of us saw any damage. A week later, when I returned the car, a regional manager, who was taller than both myself and the store manager, noticed two outward-facing dings in the roof of the vehicle. He even asked if anyone had gotten mad and punched the roof, or carried any cargo that could have caused the damage. The store manager who had missed the damage on the first inspection had to climb up into the car to get a look at the top; at that point, he said he never could have missed it. Enterprise wants us to pay for the damage.
NEWS
January 20, 2012 | Staff Report
The woman killed Thursday when a dump truck loaded with sand toppled onto her SUV in Cherry Hill was identified today as 57-year-old Gail Walsh of Cinnaminson. Police said the investigation is continuing into the accident on Haddonfield Berlin Road and no charges have been filed. The driver of the tri-axle dump truck at the same time was identified as Ezequiel Rivera, 40, of Camden. Police said the initial investigation indicated the accident occurred when dump truck, traveling north on Haddonfield-Berlin, swerved to avoid a third vehicle that had pulled out of Morris Drive in an attempt to turn left onto Haddonfield-Berlin.
NEWS
January 19, 2012 | By Darran Simon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A woman was killed today when a dump truck carrying sand flipped and landed on her SUV in Cherry Hill. The truck, which was traveling west on Haddonfield-Berlin Road, swerved to avoid a vehicle emerging from Morris Drive, a side street, and trying to make a left turn. The truck fell on a Lexus RX350 that was heading east, said Lt. Bill Kushina, a spokesman for the Cherry Hill police. The sand in the truck shifted and the truck fell on its side atop the SUV around 11:50 a.m., Kushina said.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2012 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
Kia Sportage SX FWD: Cute with a kick. Price: $30,990 as tested ($25,795 base). Marketers' pitch: "Designed for the next level. " Conventional wisdom: Kia used to be synonymous with "designed for the previous level. " Not anymore, as the Sportage joins the Optima, Sorento, and Soul as Consumer Digest "Best Buys. " Reality: Forget what you knew about Kia, Sportages, and dismal fuel economy in small SUVs in general and Kias in particular.
NEWS
December 9, 2011 | By Sam Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
An eighth-grade student narrowly escaped injury Thursday when an SUV crashed into a Roman Catholic elementary school in Northeast Philadelphia. The student had just entered a second-grade classroom at Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary School when the driver of a Dodge Durango lost control about 3:30 p.m. and the SUV crashed into the building at 9220 Old Bustleton Ave. and plowed into the classroom. "It's miraculous," said Donna Farrell, spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Archdiocese, said of the child's close call.
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