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Do teens with ADHD have more car accidents?

Most teenage drivers are happy and eager to get their driver’s license. It’s a rite of passage and a step towards freedom and adulthood. However, a study conducted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia advises young adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to be extra cautious when driving as studies show that teens with …

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Philadelphia’s Fairhill Neighborhood Receives Funding for Slow Zone

The Fairhill neighborhood in Philadelphia has been selected by the Philadelphia Vision Zero Program for their Neighborhood Slow Zone initiative. Over 28 communities applied for the program and the Fairhill Slow Zone was one of two neighborhoods selected. The other slow zone is in the Willard Elementary School neighborhood. The goal of the Slow Zone …

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Medical marijuana suspected in tragic Thomas Jefferson Hospital Pedestrian Car Accident

According to 6ABC News, a Dodge Challenger hurdled over a curb and crashed into three people who were walking on the sidewalk on 10th street just after 4 PM on Friday, July 12. The car accident caused tragic pedestrian injuries just outside of Center City’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. After hitting the pedestrians, the vehicle …

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2 Philadelphia children suffer severe injuries from illegal explosive devices

Two Philadelphia children suffered severe injuries as a result of illegal firecracker and explosive devices. A 12-year-old boy lost his finger and also suffered severe hand injuries after an illegal device exploded in his hand in Philadelphia. This followed an explosion that occurred eight days earlier in a Kensington home, when a 9-year-old girl suffered …

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2 crashes 3 injured on Roosevelt Boulevard

2 Crashes and 3 Injured in Roosevelt Boulevard Accidents July 5

  Two separate Roosevelt Boulevard accidents occurred in the early morning hours of July 5. The accidents followed fourth of July celebrations as reported by Channel 6 ABC Action News.  Speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard, a joint effort by Vision Zero Philadelphia and city and state officials, have been approved and will be installed to …

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Vision Zero Philadelphia: What is it?

On June 22nd, Philadelphia held its 4th annual Juneteenth parade on 52nd Street in West Philadelphia.  The Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival, started by the Pennsylvania Juneteenth Initiative, is a popular annual celebration to commemorate the end of slavery and embrace African-American history. The celebration of freedom drew large crowds and was received positively by …

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Norristown man using cell phone sentenced to up to 4 years in prison for fatal car accident

A Norristown truck driver who was reaching for his cell phone while driving a loaded box truck was sentenced to 13 months to 4 years in prison in a fatal multi-vehicle car and truck accident. The accident happened on Route 222.  69 News WFMZ-TV reports that Khalif F. Skinner, 35, was convicted in May of …

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Mount Airy home collapses after truck slams into building

A Mount Airy row-home collapsed after a truck crashed into the side of the building. The multi-vehicle accident occurred around 7:15 a.m. on Monday morning, as reported by the Inquirer News. The flatbed truck was traveling on Pleasant Street. The truck driver, who reportedly had the right of way, lost control of his truck in …

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Philly Balcony Collapse Questions Fire Escape Inspection

CBS-3 reports that the third floor balcony of the Lexington Apartments on the 4200 block of Chester Avenue in West Philadelphia collapsed yesterday around 10:00 a.m. 2 Critically Injured in Philly Balcony Collapse Two men were critically injured in the West Philly balcony collapse. A 36-year-old man was the most seriously injured. He was taken …

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