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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.
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.  
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