Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Transit bus hit convenience store at the intersection of Easton Road and Linden Avenue.
A transit bus ran into the 7-Eleven at the intersection of Easton Road and Linden Avenue sometime between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday night. "The big van just hit the wall and kept on rolling through," 7-Eleven employee Davis said. Nobody was injured in the crash, but the office inside the store suffered damage from the incident. Construction workers said they were on scene this morning and started the beginning stages of the repair. They have been working for close to five hours so far. The store is currently still open for business.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The WGVFC responded to four calls on June 17, including a car crash into a building and gas leak at the Regency Shopping center
According to the Willow Grove Volunteer Fire Company (WGVFC) website (www.tiller10.com), the fire department had a busy Father’s Day. On June 17, the WGVFC responded to four calls. The first two were false alarms, as a vehicle fire on the Pennsylvania Turnpike turned out to be an overheated car, and a reported field fire turned out to be a controlled burn. However, the third call was for a vehicle rescue after a vehicle crash into a building. According to Upper Moreland Fire Marshal Robert Drennen, the car accident took place at Byberry and Fitch roads, in front of the Hatboro Market. “The woman driving lost control of her car and hit the bollards in front of the deli,” Drennen said. “The WGFC was dispatched at 5:35 p.m.” According to the…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
A rental truck crashed into a PECO power utility pole yesterday in front of the Wawa on Moreland Road.
At 2:02 p.m., yesterday, July 20, a rental truck crashed into the base of a PECO power utility pole in front of the Wawa on Moreland Road, according to Robert Drennen, Upper Moreland Township director of emergency services. Drennen said that the crash caused the pole to snap and hang precariously one foot off the ground, suspended by electrical wires. Within two minutes of the crash, Upper Moreland fire and police officials responded to the scene, and closed down the area around Moreland Road throughout the rush hour traffic. Power was affected within the area of the crash, and restored by PECO workers by 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Police Blotter is courtesy of Upper Moreland Police Department.
On July 5, 2011, at 1:42 a.m., Montgomery County communications received multiple calls for a vehicle accident on Byberry Road. near Warminster Road. Arriving police officers found two vehicles and a single family residence fully engulfed in flames. The preliminary investigation revealed that a car traveling westbound on Byberry Road, left the roadway and traveled across the lawn of 3150 Byberry Road, struck a parked vehicle in the driveway and then struck the residence. The family escaped the residence before it was consumed in fire. Police discovered two fatalities inside the vehicle. Their identification is not known at this time. The Montgomery County Coroner’s office was on scene and the investigation is continuing. …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wayne Foulke and Laura Stevens were "best friends" and had attended Fourth of July fireworks just hours before the crash that burnt down an Upper Moreland home.
Authorities are still investigating what caused 26-year-old Laura Stevens, of Philadelphia, to lose control of her Chrystler 300, striking a minivan and destroying the dwelling at 3150 Byberry Road in the Hatboro section of Upper Moreland Township early Tuesday morning. Stevens and her passenger, Wayne Foulke, 27, of Philadelphia, were killed in the accident, which left a family of five homeless. Friends, family and co-workers of both Stevens and Foulke began to assemble at the scene of the deadly accident Wednesday evening, leaving notes, photos, stuffed animals and lit candles to remember the two, who were described by Angel English as “best friends.” “They were our family. Yesterday, we lost two members of our family," Fred Barksdale …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Friends and family paid tribute Wednesday evening to the driver and passenger of a fatal vehicle crash that ended with total destruction of an Upper Moreland home.
Family and friends gathered at 3150 Byberry Road to pay tribute to loved ones who perished in a car crash Tuesday morning that ignited the home and burned it to the ground. Mourners confirmed reports that Wayne Foulke, 27, of Philadelphia, died in the car crash. Traveling with him was Laura Stevens, 26, of the Somerton section of Philadelphia, a woman identified simply as Foulke's "best friend." Foulke and Stevens died early Tuesday after the vehicle they were traveling in slammed into the home, which is situated in the Hatboro section of Upper Moreland, setting it ablaze. Within 30 minutes, it was engulfed in flames, and by Tuesday evening, cranes knocked down the charred skeleton that was once the home's frame. The family managed to …