Wednesday, March 29, 2006

In the Northeast the Hits Keep on Coming

Family crossing Castor Avenue struck by van

Two children and their mother were seriously injured by a van as it turned left onto Castor Avenue at about 7:45 a.m Monday as they crossed a street on their way to a day care facility in Oxford Circle.

The mother and two children were in critical condition, no charges have been filed against the driver.

Driver Convicted in 2004 Death on Harbison Avenue

A 30 year old man has been convicted for the Thanksgiving Day 2004 drunken hit-and-run death of a Somerton boy is facing a possible 17 years or more in state prison following his conviction last week on felony charges.

12-year-old Peter Roberto Jr. as the youth tried to cross busy Harbison Avenue, near Comly Street, at 6:45 that evening. Peter’s cousin, Lou Roberto, has created a Web site to memorialize the youth —

Mayfair Works to Change Driver Behavoir

The Mayfair civic association has purchased a portable speed radar trailer that will be placed on busy neighborhood streets to show motorists whether they are obeying the speed limit.

The group bought the device from Information Display Technology, a California company, for $6,190. It received funding from the state Department of Community and Economic Development, with the assistance of Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel (R-172nd dist.).

Mayfair has seen a string of pedestrian deaths including two hit and runs, one of which claimed the life of a popular nun who ironically witnessed a pedestrian death the week two blocks north the week before.