Wednesday, February 13, 2013
What would you like to see replace the former Lower Bucks Tavern?
On a recently afternoon, weeds and small trees can been seen slowly take over the abandoned house and bar that sit along New Falls Road in Falls Township. The Lower Bucks Tavern site is marked by a sign as a 1.5 acre "development opportunity."
Saturday, February 2, 2013
A 12-year-old is recovering at the hospital after being struck by a Nissan in the 4300 block of New Falls Road Saturday night.
A 12-year-old boy was struck by a car near the intersection of New Falls Road and Veterans Highway (Route 413) in Bristol Township at around 7 p.m. Saturday. The Langhorne teen was trying to cross from New Falls Road from Middletown across to Bristol Township. He was struck as he tried to maneuver between two vehicles in the 4300 block of New Falls Road, Bristol Township Sgt. Sean Cosgrove said. The 12-year-old was taken to St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the sergeant said. A 53-year-old Trevose woman driving a 2009 Nissan Murano struck the 12-year-old and waited at the scene, Cosgrove said. No charges will be filed against the driver. The accident caused little significant …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
As part of a quest to add sidewalks along New Falls Road, PennDOT will be reclaiming its right-of-way land in Bristol and Middletown townships.
It’s not sidewalks, yet, but it’s a step closer. Officials from Bristol Township, Middletown, and state met Thursday at the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority headquarters off Green Lane to talk about adding sidewalks to New Falls Road in Levittown. Officials agreed to begin work to reclaim PennDOT owned right-of-ways and clear brush from the sides of the roadway from Veterans Highway (Route 413) to Bristol-Oxford Valley Road. The cleared brush will allow pedestrians a clear path to walk on the embankment that sits on both sides of the road. Local officials hope that the clearing will eventually lead to the installation of sidewalks. PennDOT will begin surveys in the coming weeks to confirm its right-of-way along the busy road. Click …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Video Store on New Falls Road remains open after a pickup truck struck the building Thursday morning.
A medical emergency is believed to be the reason the driver of a maroon Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck veered across New Falls Road, hit a homeless man on a bicycle and then a building Thursday morning in Bristol Township, police said. The homeless bicyclist was struck and treated by EMTs at the scene. A friend latear took the man to the hospital for further evaluation, police Sgt. Chuck Burns said. The middle-aged man behind the wheel of the pickup suffered minor injuries from the crash and was transported by ambulance to St. Mary Medical Center, Burns said. An initial investigation revealed the truck was traveling westbound on New Falls Road when it went across the opposing lane of travel and into the shopping center. The truck struck…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Levittown Fire Co. 2's photographer shares two photos from a crash last week on the Middletown/Bristol border.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Rite Aid along New Falls Road was the target of medicine thieves.
The makeshift Rite Aid location in the 6900 block of New Falls Road in Bristol Township was ransacked by thieves on Tuesday, authorities said. Officers responded to the temporary, trailer-based pharmacy in the parking lot of the under-construction Rite Aid by Five Points for an active alarm Tuesday morning at 1 a.m., Lt. Terry Hughes said. Arriving patrol units found the structure had been entered and items from the pharmacy were rummaged through and taken, Hughes said. A refrigerator used to store medicine was also entered. As of late week, police did not have a full inventory of what was taken. Hughes said that officers have been dispatched to the pharmacy location in the past for alarm calls.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Eric Beck was killed when an intoxicated Charles Horrocks struck him along New Falls Road in Bristol Township in winter.
The 24-year-old man who struck and killed Eric Beck with his dark-colored Audi along New Falls Road in Bristol Township plead guilty to homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, failure to stop and render aid and several connected charges Thursday in court, PhillyBurbs.com reported. Bristol Township resident Charles Horrocks, who had a suspended license at the time, struck 36-year-old Beck as he walked home from a nearby bar where he was celebrating with his brothers. His mother, Michelle, was driving to pick him up when she discovered his body in the roadway. "I said 'Eric,' and he said 'Mom, squeeze my hand.' That was it, that's all he said to me," Beck said to NBC 10 in the days following the crash. According to …
Progresses made but a number of challenges still need to be negotiated.
As Patch reported last month, Sharon Rearick’s online petition in honor of her son John, a victim of hit-and-run accident on New Falls Rd, created a groundswell of support for the installation of safe walkways along New Falls Road in Middletown and Bristol townships. The outcry led to a meeting coordinated by state Sen. Tommy Tomlinson (R-6) on Thursday at the senator's offices in Langhorne. Attending were state Rep. Tina Davis’ (D -141) Chief of Staff Bryan Allen, Bristol Township Manager Bill McCauley, Middletown Township’s Director of Parks and Recreation Debby Lemanna and PennDOT Bucks County Maintenance Manager Calvin Morrison. Al Sutter, chief of staff for Tomlinson, characterized the meeting as productive saying there are a number …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Duk Ki Lee, 71, was the victim of Sunday night's accident along Penn Valley Road, police said Tuesday evening.
The elderly man struck and killed by a Toyota Corolla on Penn Valley Road in the area of New Falls Road over the weekend was identified by police Tuesday evening. Levittown resident Duk Ki Lee, 71, was struck by the car Sunday just before 7:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown a short time later, police Lt. Hank Ward said. Identifying Lee took so long due to the fact that he was not carrying identification at the time of the strike. Also, he is not known to have any relatives in the United State, Ward told Patch. The 71-year-old was walking in the roadway at the time he was struck, Ward said. Around the same time, rain storms were moving through the Levittown area. Police confirm that the accident …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
A man was struck and killed by a vehicle by the 7-Eleven near the intersection of New Falls and Penn Valley roads Sunday night.
Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.: Duk Ki Lee, 71, was the victim of Sunday night's accident along Penn Valley Road, police said Tuesday evening. Click here for more. Monday, 8:35 a.m.: Police report the victim, an elderly male in the his 70s, died of injuries sustained after being struck by a car Sunday night. The driver of the Toyota Corolla that struck the man on Penn Valley Road in the area of New Falls Road is cooperating with investigators and was uninjured. After receiving reports of a struck pedestrian, Falls Township officers quickly responded and worked to saved the man's life, police said. The accident occured at a time when rain was moving through the Levittown area. No word on whether the conditions played a role in the incident. Any …