ATV driver critically hurt

Jabaar Holmes, 18, was critically injured when he ran a red light in an all-terrain-vehicle and it struck a pickup truck just after 3 p.m. yesterday at 2nd Street and Champlost Avenue in Olney, police said.

Sgt. Lawrence Ritchie, of the Accident Investigation Division, said Holmes had head and body injuries when he was thrown from the ATV. He was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center.

The driver of the truck, identified as Harry Goh, and an unidentified female passenger were also taken to the hospital, Ritchie said. The truck alsio struck a parked car, Ritchie said.

Falls to his death in elevator

A man celebrating his 25th birthday was killed Friday night when he fell four floors in a darkened elevator shaft in an apartment building on Chestnut Street near 7th.

Police said that the man, not immediately identified, opened the elevator gate shortly after 11:30 and, because the light was out, didn't realize the elevator was not there.

City worker faces rape count

A city electrician who lives in the Northeast was arrested yesterday and charged with raping his 12-year-old daughter, WPVI-TV reported last night.

The report said that Zeffro Gaskin, 39, was arrested and charged with rape and incest after a two-day search.

It said that Gaskin works as an electrician with the Streets Department Traffic Division and that police believe that the rapes occurred over a six-year period.

Found dead in car

A man was found dead in his car behind the K&G Fashion Superstore in the Northeast yesterday, according to police.

The unidentified man was found about 1 p.m. behind the store on Roosevelt Boulevard near St. Vincent Street. While the circumstances were not immediately known, police said there was nothing to indicate his death was suspicious.

Man burned in grill mishap

An 81-year-old Ridley Park man suffered severe burns over his body in a grilling accident at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday outside a home on E. Sellers Avenue. Police said Russell Hunt poured gasoline on the charocal grill and the ensuing explosion injured him and a neighbor, who suffered burns of his hands when he tried to put out the fire.

Both men were taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center's burn unit. Hunt suffered second- and third-degree burns over his face and torso.

Nurses prepare for strike

Nurses at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, in Upland, held a rally and conducted informational picketing Saturday to draw attention to the expiration of their contract set for Wednesday.

On May 25, the 700 registered nurses voted to approve a strike if an agreement wasn't met by the time the contract expired. One more bargaining session is scheduled for tomorrow.

20 years for sex slaying

Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk reported Friday that Warren Dixon, 25, of Camden, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the slaying of a teenage Pennsauken girl in 2003.

Dixon pleaded guilty in March to aggravated manslaughter and attempted aggravated sexual assault in the suffocation of Sherita Williams, a student at Pennsauken High. Dixon was arrested in January 2009, when a stain on Williams' clothing was matched to his DNA profile, which was on file due to a prior conviction.

- Staff and wire reports