Driving motorized dirt bikes and ATVs is illegal on city streets. Mayfair resident James Ortiz ignored that law and it cost him his life on March 23, according to Philadelphia police.
A 15-year-old girl was critically injured early Dec. 3 when she was struck by a car as she was walking across Ryan Avenue near the Roosevelt Boulevard, police said.
An early Dec. 4 traffic accident seems to have precipitated a shooting that left a 41-year-old man wounded in his left arm, police said.
The dangers of Grant Avenue
Red light runners are going to do Philadelphia and 36 other municipalities across Pennsylvania a public service in the coming months as their traffic fines will pay for traffic safety improvements in those localities.
A roadway speed bump caused a sudden jolt in Somerton when it popped up unexpectedly near the neighborhood’s SEPTA train station last month. But Streets Department Commissioner David Perri smoothed things over last week, announcing the removal of the bump.
A 10-year-old boy was riding his bike almost a mile from his home at 9:30 p.m. last Thursday when an SUV fatally struck him in a Castor Gardens intersection, police said.
If anyone saw what looked like a lowrider pickup truck in the area of Roosevelt Boulevard and Grant Avenue on July 29, police would like to have a word with you.
The Northeast remains the city’s hot spot for auto crashes involving senior citizens. Not particularly great news for grandpop and grandmom, but news they should have.