May 27, 2010
ROCHESTER, Pa. - State police say a man driving a car with New Jersey plates traveled the wrong way on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for nearly 10 miles before troopers stopped his car by ramming it into a barrier. Lt. James McFadden says nobody was injured - including the driver - who will face aggravated assault and other charges for causing "three or four crashes. " The man was driving eastward in the westbound lanes before he was stopped near mile marker 21, about 20 miles west of Pittsburgh.
May 7, 2011 |
ENON VALLEY, Pa. - State police in western Pennsylvania say a car heading the wrong way on the Pennsylvania Turnpike collided head-on with one tour bus and hit a second, killing the car driver. Police in Lawrence County say the crash happened at 11:37 p.m. Friday night in Little Beaver Township. Police said the car bounced off the bus and struck a concrete median barrier and then the second bus before hitting the wall again and coming to a stop. Police said Fredrick Westfall of Leavittsburg, Ohio, was pronounced dead.
April 17, 1989 |
Two people were killed and one man was critically injured Saturday night when a car traveling the wrong way on the Atlantic City Expressway hit another vehicle head-on. Identities of the three, all of whom were from Philadelphia, were withheld pending notification of their relatives. The accident occurred at 11:23 p.m. in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County, and closed a portion of the westbound lanes of the expressway for 2 1/2 hours. Trooper Brian McCoy said a man in his 30s drove three-tenths of a mile in the wrong direction before colliding head-on with a westbound car driven by a woman in her 50s. Both drivers were declared dead at the scene, and the woman's husband was taken to Atlantic City Medical Center's Mainland Division, where he was reported yesterday in critical condition.
May 25, 1987 |
A 30-year-old Newark, Del., woman was killed and five others were injured after the woman drove her car the wrong way down Interstate 95 near Wilmington late Saturday night and it struck three cars, state police said yesterday. The woman's name was withheld by Delaware State Police, pending notification of her family. According to police, the woman drove her 1977 Datsun station wagon south in a northbound lane about 11:20 p.m. Saturday. About a half-mile south of the Maryland Avenue off-ramp, her car struck the left rear of a 1981 Mercury Cougar being driven James E. Roberts, whose age was unavailable, of Cypress Avenue, Wilmington.
October 12, 1987 |
Five Trenton State College students apparently heading home from the Philadelphia area died when a woman driving the wrong way on Interstate 95 smashed head-on into their speeding car early yesterday in Bucks County, state police said. Police said the 23-year-old woman, who was also killed in the crash, apparently thought she was driving south in the slow lane of the superhighway when she struck the students' car, which was moving north at 80 to 100 mph. Police said they did not know which exit the woman, identified as Cheryl Meisner of East Windsor, N.J., used to get on I-95 and head south in her 1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo on the northbound highway.
June 11, 2015 |
A PHILLY UBER driver is in trouble at the Jersey Shore for allegedly getting manual with his stick shift in front of a female passenger last month in an incident she caught on video. Police in Avalon, Cape May County, have charged Nayal Salem, 57, of Bustleton Avenue near Evarts Street in Rhawnhurst, with lewdness, false imprisonment and harassment stemming from the Memorial Day incident. Salem, according to Avalon police, picked up the female passenger in Sea Isle City after she requested an Uber driver.
February 14, 1995 |
Off-duty Philadelphia Police Officer John V. Gregory and a driver going the wrong way were killed early yesterday in a head-on collision on the Roosevelt Extension, police said. Nathaniel Wright, 55, was driving north in the southbound lanes about 12:50 a.m. when his 1991 Buick Park Avenue collided head-on with Gregory's 1995 Plymouth Neon. Both Gregory, 33, assigned to the 14th District, Germantown Avenue and Haines Street, and Wright, of Strawberry Mansion, were pronounced dead at the scene.
August 27, 1994 |
A stolen car speeding the wrong way on a one-way Mantua street early yesterday struck a second car at an intersection, killing an occupant of the rammed vehicle and critically injuring its driver, police said. The driver of the first car, Jerald Sturgis, 26, of the 1500 block of South 53d Street in Southwest Philadelphia, started to limp away from the accident scene but was captured within a short distance, police said. He was charged yesterday with murder, homicide by auto, driving while under the influence of alcohol, aggravated and simple assault, and recklessly endangering other persons.
May 18, 2000 |
Bail was set at $225,000 yesterday for a Woodbury man charged with killing a Gloucester City couple while he was driving under the influence of alcohol on Route 130 last month. Humberto Herrera-Salis, 23, was charged with two counts of aggravated manslaughter this week after a two-car collision on April 16 killed Patricia and Robert W. Reed. Two other people were injured in the crash. According to authorities, Herrera-Salis left the Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club in Brooklawn just before 1 a.m. Police said he later told them that he had drunk 10 beers and four shots of tequila, and was feeling tired and drunk.