September 10, 2016 |
A police officer fired a shot at a stolen SUV that nearly ran him down Thursday night in the city's Kensington section, police said. The driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, a woman in her 30s, was apprehended later after crashing the SUV into a police van in Port Richmond, said police spokesman Lt. John Stanford. The woman suffered a hand injury, but it was not immediately clear whether it was a bullet wound or an injury sustained in the crash, Stanford said. Shortly before 9:30 p.m., a marked police vehicle was heading east on Clearfield Street at E Street when police saw the SUV approaching on Clearfield driving the wrong way on the one-way street.
September 5, 2016
Several bicyclists were injured, including one seriously, after a crash involving a vehicle and a group of organized bicyclists in Buena Vista Township, Atlantic County, Saturday morning, police said. The accident happened about 8:45 a.m. on New Jersey 54, near Plymouth Street, New Jersey State Trooper Alejandro Goez said. One male bicyclist was seriously injured after he was struck by a woman driving a Nissan Altima, Goez said. The man was thrown through the car's windshield. He was flown by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, Goez said.
September 3, 2016
A 4-year-old girl was in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle Thursday night in the city's Juniata Park section, police said. The accident happened shortly before 7 p.m. on the 4200 block of L Street. The girl was rushed by police to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The driver was not suspected of being under the influence, police said. - Robert Moran
September 3, 2016 |
A Philadelphia Fire Department employee was slightly injured by flying glass Wednesday night when a man threw a bottle at the victim's rescue vehicle at a Northern Liberties fire station, police said Thursday. The 39-year-old victim was sitting behind the driver of a rescue squad vehicle about 10:20 p.m. as it was pulling out of the station, at 400 W. Girard Ave., police said. As the driver of the vehicle told the man to move, the man continued to shout, then threw a bottle at the rescue vehicle, police said.
August 29, 2016 |
A man driving a stolen vehicle in North Philadelphia Friday night crashed into a police car, causing heavy front-end damage to the cruiser, police said Saturday. The crash occurred about 9 p.m. when the driver of the stolen vehicle, who was heading the wrong way south on 23rd Street, ran into the front of the police cruiser, which was traveling on the 2200 block of Montgomery Avenue. The police officer, who was responding to a chase of a person on foot, had minor injuries and did not seek medical attention, police said.
August 18, 2016
No officers were hurt when two police vehicles crashed into each other Tuesday night in the city's Logan section, police said. About 6:45 p.m., police were responding to a report of gunfire in the area of Broad Street and Olney Avenue when a SWAT vehicle collided with a 35th District vehicle in the 1300 block of Tabor Road, police said. The vehicles suffered moderate damage. The shooting turned out to be people shooting fireworks. One person was apprehended after a foot chase, police said.
August 17, 2016
A 78-year-old woman died after being hit by a vehicle Monday afternoon in Center City, police said. The woman was struck at the intersection of 15th and Locust Streets shortly before 2:30 p.m. She was taken by medics to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 2:57 p.m. The vehicle remained at the scene and the driver was not arrested, police said. The accident remains under investigation. - Robert Moran
August 12, 2016 |
Bogus insurance. Fraudulent registrations. Stolen cars disguised and resold to unsuspecting customers. Those were some of the tactics prosecutors say were used by dozens of people and three corporations in what they described as an auto-theft and insurance-fraud ring that operated in Philadelphia for years. "This was a massive criminal enterprise," District Attorney Seth Williams said Wednesday as he announced charges against 32 people. Assistant District Attorney Linda Montag, who oversaw the investigation, described the ring as "a detailed, intricate criminal organization with many moving parts," allowing coconspirators to generate tens of thousands of dollars in profits.
July 28, 2016
A 75-year-old man was killed after a two-vehicle car crash on Academy Road in Northeast Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon while another driver was critically injured, police said. About 2:30 p.m., the man was driving north on the 9100 block of Academy when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck another vehicle, driven by a 35-year-old woman, heading south on Academy, police said. Both drivers were taken by medics to Aria Health-Torresdale Campus. The man was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m. The woman was in critical condition, police said.
July 25, 2016
A Route 4 SEPTA bus was hit by another vehicle in Fern Rock Saturday morning, injuring the drivers of both vehicles, a SEPTA spokesman said. The injuries did not appear life-threatening, Andrew Busch said. The accident happened about 10 a.m. as the Route 4 bus, which had just begun its route from the Fern Rock Transportation Center, was heading south on 10th Street, approaching Olney Avenue. No passengers were on board, Busch said. A preliminary report indicates that the driver of a passenger vehicle struck the bus in the front, either at or near the intersection, Busch said.