Archive for the ‘Auto’ Category


Car collides with Philadelphia Inquirer Newspaper box

Levittown Fairless Hills Rescue Squad


In a hurry to get the news?


Break-in in Levittown


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Car crashes into Saroka’s Levittown home

Yup… that’s a Levittowner!

Seven Levittown Teens Injured in Car Chase

According the the news clipping found with the negatives, three teenage boys picked up four teenage girls who were returning from a teen dance. Erratic driving caused the Bristol Township Police to give chase on Newportville road in Levittown. The Chevrolet Corvair flipped, injuring seven teeenages– three were admitted to the Lower Bucks Hospital.

Chevrolet Corvair damaged in the pursuit

Levittown Rescue Squad Attends to Teens

Man dies, hitting his own tombstone.

September 17, 1964—Original newspaper account written by the Times (Levittown) staff writer, Frank Hegyi. Photo by Gene Asro 

According to the article, a 68-year-old Florence, NJ resident, Miles N. Lucas was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital after colliding with what appeared to be his own tombstone.

I have added extra contrast in order to see the tombstone in the back, which bore Lucas’ exact name. According to the article, it was speculated that these might have been his parent’s tombstones.  Further investigation apparently proved otherwise. Louisa Lucas seems to have died in 1922 but showed that she had been born much too early to be the younger Miles’ mother– making this even more bizarre.

I find this a difficilt coincidence to believe. Grandparents maybe? What I also find incredible, is the kind of damage that was done to this monster car by mere gravestones.

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Levittown Car Accident 1964

This is how we did it in 1964