Wednesday, April 10, 2013
12-year-old Bailey O'Neill, who died from injuries sustained during a playground bullying incident, will be honored by the Philadelphia Phillies during their home game against the Red Sox on May 29.
The Philadelphia Phillies have announced they will dedicate their home game on May 29 to the memory of 12-year-old Bailey O'Neill, who died as a result of injuries sustained during a playground bullying incident in March. "We extended the invite to the O'Neill family, and they graciously accepted," said Scott Palmer, Public Affairs Director for the Philadelphia Phillies. "Now we're working on planning out the rest of the day." Bailey's father, Robert, was overjoyed to hear the news that his son—a staunch Phillies fan—would be honored by his favorite team. “This is wonderful news, and we’re so thankful for the Phillies to reach out to our family and dedicate a home game to Bailey’s memory," said Robert O'Neill. "It’s so exciting that people…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Police said John Edel, the operator of the motorcycle, had a blood alcohol level 2.5 times the legal limit at the time of the accident.
The Upper Southampton Police Department issued the following statement Friday afternoon: The Upper Southampton Township Police Department has concluded its investigation into traffic accident which occurred on June 30, 2012 at the intersection of Street Road and Knowles Avenue which claimed the lives of motorcycle operator John Edel and his passenger Ellen Kelly. The accident investigation revealed that John Edel disregarded a steady red traffic signal located at the intersection of Knowles Avenue while traveling on Eastbound Street Road. Witness interviews provided information that Edel entered the intersection at least two seconds after the traffic signal had changed to red. Furthermore, Edel had a blood alcohol content of…
Monday, August 13, 2012
Warminster Police will close a portion of Street Road tomorrow, to reconstruct Sunday's deadly accident.
Warminster Police will shut down Street Road between Jacksonville and Centennial Roads Tuesday morning, to reconstruct a deadly car-versus-motorcycle accident that involved a driver from Southampton. Police said Aaron Matthews, of Southampton, was driving with three children in the car when the collision occurred on Street Road near Newtown Road Sunday evening. According to a statement issued by the Warminster Police Department, the motorcycle and sedan collided in the intersection just before 9 p.m. Sunday, causing "both disabling and catastrophic damage" to the vehicles and the occupant of the motorcycle. Police said the occupants of the sedan were assessed at the scene of the accident and did not require any immediate medical attention…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
A portion of Street Road will be shut down Tuesday to reconstruct the deadly Sunday evening crash.
Monday, July 2, 2012
The two people killed were both Neshaminy School District employees and had children.
Monday, 1:21 p.m.: The victims of Saturday evening’s motorcycle vs. car crash at Street Road and Knowles Avenue in Upper Southampton have been identified as John “Jack” Edel, 52, of the Trevose section of Lower Southampton, and Ellen Kelly, 50, of Penndel. Edel, who was pronounced dead shortly after arriving by ambulance at Abington Memorial Hospital, was driving the black and metallic colored Yamaha motorcycle. Kelly, the passenger, was flung from the bike and was pronounced dead at the scene, police reported in a release. Both of the victims were wearing helmets, Detective Craig Rudisill confirmed. Police said a preliminary investigation revealed the bike was traveling eastbound on Street Road when it struck the front of a light colored …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
A man and woman died after the wreck at Street Road and Knowles Avenue Saturday evening.
Monday, 1 p.m.: Police have released the names of the victims and more information on the accident. Click here to read more. Saturday, 10:35 p.m.: According to police a middle-aged man and woman are dead after a serious wreck involving a car and motorcycle at Street Road and Knowles Avenue. Upper Southampton Police Lt. Frank Groome said the female victim police was pronounced dead at the scene and the male victim was declared dead shortly after being taken from the crash site by paramedics. Both victims are Bucks County residents. A driver and a passenger in a Chevy Impala, which suffered heavy front-end damage, were for the most part uninjured but were taken to St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown, Groom told Patch. Both the male and …