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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Windermere Police Department sees almost 500% increase in DUI arrests

    It was a Saturday night, the first weekend of 2015,and the motorist was swerving in and out of her driving lane in Windermere. Moments later, a police officer would see the 28-year-old woman almost crash into oncoming traffic and then rear-end a...
  • Sheriff: Gloucester man stabs roommates, leads police on chase in Middlesex

    GLOUCESTER – A Gloucester County man accused of stabbing and wounding two of his roommates led deputies in a vehicle pursuit early Tuesday morning across two counties before crashing a stolen car. Eric Walker, 30, of Lowneyville Lane in Gloucester,...
  • Police: Truck steering fails and crashes into porch

    Police: Truck steering fails and crashes into porch
    Freemansburg police said it appears a mechanical defect caused a truck to crash into a porch on Wednesday morning. The crash happened around 8:10 a.m. in the 400 block of Main Street, according to police Chief Todd Pantuso. He said no one was injured in...
  • Whitehall woman hurt as car hits tree in Lower Saucon snow

    A Whitehall woman was injured Tuesday morning when her car slid off a snowy Lower Saucon road and crashed into a tree, police said. Dayanna Sanchez, 20, of Main Street was westbound in the 2200 block of Silver Creek Road at 7:30 a.m. when she lost...
  • Driver trying to 'beat the train' caused SunRail crash, police say

    Driver trying to 'beat the train' caused SunRail crash, police say
    A northbound SunRail train was stopped on the tracks for more than an hour near the intersection of Virginia Drive and North Orange Avenue after a crash Monday evening, officials say. According to Orlando police, the driver of a minivan drove around...
  • Effort raises funds for kids of bicyclist killed in crash

    Effort raises funds for kids of bicyclist killed in crash
    A fundraising effort to benefit the children of a bicyclist killed over the weekend in Baltimore quickly raised more than $7,000. Thomas Palermo was killed Saturday in a crash on Roland Avenue involving a car driven by Heather Elizabeth Cook, a high-...
  • 2 Ohio travelers, 2 dogs killed in crash on Florida's Turnpike

    2 Ohio travelers, 2 dogs killed in crash on Florida's Turnpike
    Two Ohio residents and their two dogs died Wednesday morning after their car flipped onto the driver's side and slammed into another vehicle while trying to avoid an earlier crash on Florida's Turnpike, officials said. The crashes — which closed...
  • Emotional talk at zero tolerance DUI event

    Emotional talk at zero tolerance DUI event
    George Morreale was killed on his bicycle on Yamato Road, and his widow Lois had something important to say. "On April 6 my husband went for a bike ride and never came home," she said at the Dori Slosberg Foundation 's annual DUI 0 Tolerance luncheon...
  • Driver extricated from wreck in Margate

    Driver extricated from wreck in Margate
    The driver of a pickup truck was listed in serious condition following a rollover crash in Margate, fire officials said. Margate and Coral Springs Fire Rescue worked together to extricate the driver from the twisted wreckage of a red Ford Ranger at about...
  • Police work to decrease New Year's road deaths

     Police work to decrease New Year's road deaths
    The New Year's holiday is one of the deadliest times on Illinois roads, with 35 people killed in crashes during that period over the past five years. Alcohol played a role in 15 of the accidents that led to those fatalities, according to the Illinois...
  • Counseling should be mandatory for first-time drunk drivers

    Counseling should be mandatory for first-time drunk drivers
    The recent tragic death of bicyclist Thomas Palmero ("Bishop charged in fatal crash to remain in jail," Jan. 13) and the arrest of Michael Phelps ("Michael Phelps gets no jail time after entering guilty plea in DUI case," Dec. 19) clearly shows our...