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December 8, 2011 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An eighth-grade student narrowly escaped injury when an SUV crashed into a Roman Catholic elementary school in Northeast Philadelphia. The student had just entered a second-grade classroom at the Maternity B.V.M. School when a Dodge Durango lost control about 3:30 p.m., crashing into the building at 9220 Old Bustleton Ave., and plowing into the same classroom. "It's miraculous," said Donna Farrell, spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Archdiocese. "She had just stepped into a closet to get something.
NEWS
December 8, 2011
A man was found dead Wednesday night in an SUV in the Stenton section of East Mount Airy, police said. About 8:45 p.m., police responded to reports of a possible shooting and car accident at Upsal and Rugby Streets. They found a green SUV that had struck a pole; the driver had been shot several times, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and police did not release his name. - Anthony Campisi
BUSINESS
November 30, 2011 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
Just like the leftover turkey you have been reheating for the last six days, here comes Part II of the Tiny Turkey SUV Test-off. (After this, the review is picked clean.) Inside: Last week, we familiarized ourselves with the insides of the 2012 Chevy Equinox LTZ, ($33,540 as tested, base price $29,140), the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S with sunroof (base $25,590), and the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Touring ($32,320 as tested, $29,995 base price). Now, let's take them for a spin.
NEWS
September 18, 2011
A Woodbury police officer fired three shots at a car early Saturday when its occupants began backing up the stolen vehicle in an attempt to run him over, authorities said. The shots hit the car but did not strike the two men inside: Gilbert D. Graham, 19, of Paulsboro, and Daniel Dockendorff, 20, of Woodbury. They were arrested on charges of aggravated assault on police, theft, and eluding apprehension. The incident began about 1 a.m. when police began chasing a Nissan SUV that a pizza driver reported stolen two hours earlier.
NEWS
August 30, 2011
By George Parry On Saturday afternoon, well into my second full day of we're-all-gonna-die television coverage of the approaching Hurricane Irene, I sat in my Barcalounger feverishly loading banana clips for my assault rifle. Rivulets of sweat coursed down my face as Terror Track Weather warned yet again that Philadelphia was squarely in the path of a killer storm. "Dear," my wife said tenderly, "what in the hell are you doing?" I explained that I was preparing to deal with the looters who were sure to pillage the neighborhood in the storm's aftermath.
NEWS
July 11, 2011 | By PHILLIP LUCAS, lucasp@phillynews.com
Two children were hospitalized after a tree fell onto the car they were riding in Monday afternoon in Lower Merion Township, police said. The accident happened on River Road near Hollow Road and at 5 p.m. officials were working to clear the scene. The crash happened near the Schuylkill Expressway, and police momentarily closed exit No. 337 to Gladwyne while officials investigated. The closure, in addition to rush hour traffic, caused congestion in the westbound lanes stretching from Lower Merion toward City Avenue.
NEWS
June 26, 2011 | STAFF REPORT
In an accident that could have been disastrous, an SUV spun out of control shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday and nearly flipped over the railing at Interstates 696 and 95. Rescue units were called to the scene, but there were no injuries reported.  
NEWS
June 26, 2011 | By Solomon Moore and Rahim Faiez, Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide SUV bomber blasted a small clinic Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, causing the building to collapse as mostly women and children lined up for vaccinations, maternity care, and other services. At least 35 people were killed in one of the deadliest attacks against civilians this year. Guards saw a sport-utility vehicle charging toward the Akbarkhail Public Medical Center, which provides health care for the mountainous area in the Azra district of Logar province.
NEWS
May 17, 2011
A Gloucester County man was struck and killed Sunday by a sports-utility vehicle while he was crossing Delsea Drive near a convenience store, authorities said Monday. Leroy Costin 3d, 33, of Deptford Township, was hit by a Chevrolet Suburban shortly before midnight Sunday and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Suburban was Joseph Connor, 60, of Deptford Township, authorities said. No charges are pending. - Edward Colimore  
NEWS
February 26, 2011 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
It was the perfect recipe for disaster: a slick road, a speeding SUV and a possibly drunk young woman behind the wheel, with two friends along for the ride. Those ingredients came together in Northeast Philadelphia early yesterday, and the result, police said, was the tragic deaths of two young women. About 2 a.m., the driver of the SUV apparently lost control of her vehicle and it struck a utility pole on Worthington Road near Byberry in Somerton. The impact was ferocious enough to shear off part of the rear passenger side of the vehicle and eject one of the passengers, identified by police as Caitlin Hennessy, 22. Hennessy, who had been sitting in the front-passenger seat, died of her injuries at the scene, as did the other passenger, Melissa Lees, 21, who had been sitting in the back of the SUV, police said.
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