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May
10

Woodland String Band member struck, killed by driver in Philadelphia’s Torresdale section

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A pedestrian who was struck and killed by a driver on Tuesday night in Philadelphia has been identified as a longtime mummer.

Police say 57-year-old Jim Trinacria was crossing the 11000 block of Knight’s Road in the city’s Torresdale section when he was hit by a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Woodland String Band says Trinacria was a member for more than 40 years and they are devastated by the news of his death.

“We are shocked and devastated to learn of the sudden passing of Jim “Tricky” Trinacria. Jimmy was in string bands for over 40 years in the Uptown, Woodland, Greater Kensington, and Ferko String Bands and is in the WSB Hall of Fame,” the string band wrote on Facebook. “The officers and members of the Woodland String Band extend our sincerest condolences to his wife Joanne, his two daughters, family, friends, and any mummer that has marched with him. May he rest in peace.”

The driver who hit Trinacria did stay at the scene.

Further details surrounding the crash have not yet been revealed.

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May
10

Police: Ship Bottom Beach Patrol vehicle hits two Pennsylvania girls; driver charged with reckless driving

A Ship Bottom Beach Patrol vehicle struck a pair of teenage girls from Pennsylvania who were laying on the New Jersey beach a little after 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, local authorities said on Facebook. The incident occurred at the 26th Street Beach of the Ocean County town, which is located on Long Beach Island.

The girls’ names were not provided, but Ship Bottom police said that the victims were a 14-year-old female from Fleetwood, Berks County and a 15-year-old female from Leestwood. The two girls were taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune City, Monmouth County where they were treated and eventually released from the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old John Purdon of Barnegat, Ocean County, was charged with reckless driving pending a court date.

The town also issued a statement on its Facebook page on Saturday to send well wishes to the two female victims and their families.

Ship Bottom’s beaches are only open to residents and property owners of the town for walking or jogging purposes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many other Jersey Shore towns have taken similar measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 across the region.

Residents and property owners of the town were given “disaster reentry” placards that must be shown to local authorities when asked, according to the Associated Press. It’s unclear if the girls had a placard with them while on the beach.

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Apr
24

Driver seriously injured in crash with CTA Brown Line in Albany Park while trying to evade police, authorities say

CHICAGO — A car collided with a Brown Line train during a police pursuit Saturday night in Albany Park, leading to serious injuries for the driver.

The driver of the car, a 38-year-old man, sped away from a traffic stop about 8:20 p.m. and drove through a gate crossing in the 4600 block of North Albany Avenue and into the train, Chicago police said.

The driver was seriously injured in the crash and taken by paramedics to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago fire officials said, and a passenger in the car was taken to Swedish Hospital in good condition.

Police said the train’s conductor was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment, as well, but no passengers on the train were hurt.

The driver was expected to face charges, police said.

The crash caused significant delays on the Brown Line and shuttle buses were provided to riders between the impacted stations, according to the CTA.

Normal service resumed with residual delays around 2 a.m. Sunday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2020.)

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Apr
23

A WHO driver was killed when his vehicle carrying coronavirus test samples was attacked in Myanmar

A World Health Organisation vehicle carrying coronavirus test samples came under fire in Myanmar, in an attack that killed the driver and seriously injured a government official, the UN said Tuesday.

The attack happened on Monday in Minbya, in the country’s northwestern Rakhine state, where the military has been fighting with the Buddhist insurgent group Arakan Army.

The UN’s Myanmar mission named the driver as Pyae Sone Win Maung, saying it was “deeply saddened” to confirm his death.

Driver killed in attack on WHO vehicle carrying coronavirus samples in Myanmar
Pyae Sone Win Maung was driving a World Health Organisation vehicle carrying coronavirus test samples when it came under fire in Myanmar. (Supplied by Pyae Sone Win Maung’s family.)
“The WHO colleague was driving a marked UN vehicle from Sittwe to Yangon transporting COVID19 surveillance samples in support of the Ministry of Health and Sports. The United Nations is seeking further information on the circumstances of the incident,” the mission said in a statement.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres “strongly condemns the 20 April attack,” his spokesman said in a statement.

“The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the family of the deceased and wishes a swift recovery to the injured. He calls for a full and transparent investigation into the incident and for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.”

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Apr
1

Top 10 Car Magazines – Car and Driver, Popular Mechanics, Road & Track, Motor Trend and more

Car and Driver offers down-to-earth advice and useful reviews on the automobiles that most people own and drive today.

As the ultimate magazine for practical advice on do-it-yourself projects, Popular Mechanics also provides insight on products, technology, and modern trends in industries ranging from automotive to robotics.

For in-depth auto racing coverage, Road & Track is the perfect publication. Featuring detailed information like race statistics, in addition to interviews with racers you probably know, Road & Track is an expert source for all things related to auto racing.

Motor Trend not only discusses popular trends and reviews pertaining to modern vehicles, but news on motor sports as well. A great source for anyone in the market for new or used cars and trucks.

Of the Hemmings car magazines, Hemmings Classic Car focuses on events, people, and of course, classic American cars.

Another of Hemmings car magazines, Hemmings Motor News targets car collectors, and provides the events, facts, and sales info that is beneficial to automobile collectors.

Muscle cars and their performance, news, and other facts are the main topics in Hemmings Muscle Machines.

For a bi-weekly dose of the latest car news, Autoweek has been providing auto-related news for over 50 years.

Although an American magazine written from an American perspective, Racing features motor sports from around the world, and has won awards for its top quality writing and photography.

For a bi-weekly dose of the latest car news, Autoweek has been providing auto-related news for over 50 years.

Car and Driver offers down-to-earth advice and useful reviews on the automobiles that most people own and drive today.

Chevy fans are passionate about their favorite vehicles, and Chevy High Performance offers the highest-quality photos and content regarding their cars and trucks.

DieCast X focuses on trends, news, and products regarding the most-popular muscle cars.

If it’s powered by diesel, it’s covered in Diesel World, the defining source on diesel trucks, tow trucks, and other vehicles.

For anyone whose interested in dirt biking on any level, Dirt Bike magazine is the definitive source for the news, trends, people, and events that matter in the world of dirt biking.

For the gear-head in your life, Engine Builder has guides, articles, tutorials, and tons of info on customizing and building engines.

The niche covered by Grassroots Motorsports includes everything you would want to know about the amateur motorsports circuit. The magazine also discusses DIY projects, expert advice, and other useful info.

Another of Hemmings car magazines, Hemmings Motor News targets car collectors, and provides the events, facts, and sales info that is beneficial to automobile collectors.

Mustangs are one of the most widely-collected cars around, and Mustang Monthly is the magazine with info that matters to fans and collectors alike.

As the ultimate magazine for practical advice on do-it-yourself projects, Popular Mechanics also provides insight on products, technology, and modern trends in industries ranging from automotive to robotics.

Although an American magazine written from an American perspective, Racing features motor sports from around