Youth dies in ATV crash neaer Chamber...

Youth dies in ATV crash neaer Chambersburg

There are 28 comments on the Public Opinion story from Jul 21, 2008, titled Youth dies in ATV crash neaer Chambersburg. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

A 15-year-old Chambersburg youth was killed Sunday when an all-terrain vehicle the youth was driving hit a utility pole in Guilford Township.

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mom4

Merchantville, NJ

#25 Jul 21, 2008
Very sad indeed. There are many tracks to ride and race in Pennsylvania. All of them require the full use of personal protection at all times. Pennsylvania is split into 2 districts according to the American Motorcyclist Association. www.americanmotorcyclistassociation.com 1-800-AMA-JOIN. www.amadistrict6.com www.amadistrict5.com There is a race this weekend at www.rocketraceway.com . Quads race on Saturday and bikes race on Sunday.
fake id

New Bloomfield, PA

#26 Jul 21, 2008
Close one wrote:
ATVs should be outlawed.
Cars without any saftey standards.
Once again, someone wants to take away someone elses rights for some other folks' ignorance and disrespect for others. I've never heard of a skull that has won against a pole or oak tree. I have rode ATV's in the past and can say they are fun, but also dangerous. With that said I have no desire to ride them more than for work use; however, for those folks that enjoy the competitive / legal recreational opportunities my hat's off to you. Problem for this scenario where the tragic incident happened is that he was breaking the law and every safety rule. I'm just really curious as to when we'll see in the PO the death of another ATV / Motorcross accident that stems from the disrespectful ATV / Dirt Bike Riders that rip through the streets and fields around Wenger Road. No respect of vehicles on the paved roads nor to the residence that have to put up with the constant noise every day. PSP all you got to do is sit in that development for 1 hour on any evening or all day on the weekends and you'll have 6 pinches for operation on roadways, no registration, no insurance, and unsafe operation.
SBE

Sterling, VA

#27 Jul 22, 2008
fake id wrote:
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Once again, someone wants to take away someone elses rights for some other folks' ignorance and disrespect for others. I've never heard of a skull that has won against a pole or oak tree. I have rode ATV's in the past and can say they are fun, but also dangerous. With that said I have no desire to ride them more than for work use; however, for those folks that enjoy the competitive / legal recreational opportunities my hat's off to you. Problem for this scenario where the tragic incident happened is that he was breaking the law and every safety rule. I'm just really curious as to when we'll see in the PO the death of another ATV / Motorcross accident that stems from the disrespectful ATV / Dirt Bike Riders that rip through the streets and fields around Wenger Road. No respect of vehicles on the paved roads nor to the residence that have to put up with the constant noise every day. PSP all you got to do is sit in that development for 1 hour on any evening or all day on the weekends and you'll have 6 pinches for operation on roadways, no registration, no insurance, and unsafe operation.
Here's another angle: you don't HAVE to drive them fast or recklessly. 4-Wheelers can be fun when you just ride them at a relatively slow pace, too. Hubby uses the 4-wheeler for hunting and, believe it or not, sometimes like a tractor - ie. he puts a week's worth of firewood on a trailer and brings it up to the house using his 4-wheeler. We also pull a cart behind us and ride around the farmers' fields looking for rocks to put into the stone wall we're building. Usually we only ride around our property on it, but we have taken it out on the road. Of course, we live on a back country road so there isn't the amount of traffic that was apparently in that neighborhood.

Of course, we're older adults and not teenagers, so that explains why we don't rip and tear on it. However, the previous comment about outlawing 4-wheelers would be very unfair to those of us who are responsible with our machines.
i agree

Anderson, IN

#28 Jul 22, 2008
i agree with fake id and sbe. why ruin everyone else's fun?

cars are dangerous as well if people aren't operating thing safely, so should we outlaw them altogether and go back to horse and buggies or are they too dangerous too?

my condolenses to the hess family. i'm sorry for your loss.
safenut

Greencastle, PA

#29 Jul 22, 2008
Close one wrote:
ATVs should be outlawed.
Cars without any saftey standards.
I'll give that a hearty 2nd!
It's a wonder insurance claims haven't ended their sale?

“Not fallen”

Since: May 08

WalMartBoro, PA

#30 Jul 22, 2008
No matter what I read on this, it keeps coming back to the fact that I just can't accept it easily when a life ends so young. It's just terrible.
fake id

New Bloomfield, PA

#31 Jul 24, 2008
SBE wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's another angle: you don't HAVE to drive them fast or recklessly. 4-Wheelers can be fun when you just ride them at a relatively slow pace, too. Hubby uses the 4-wheeler for hunting and, believe it or not, sometimes like a tractor - ie. he puts a week's worth of firewood on a trailer and brings it up to the house using his 4-wheeler. We also pull a cart behind us and ride around the farmers' fields looking for rocks to put into the stone wall we're building. Usually we only ride around our property on it, but we have taken it out on the road. Of course, we live on a back country road so there isn't the amount of traffic that was apparently in that neighborhood.
Of course, we're older adults and not teenagers, so that explains why we don't rip and tear on it. However, the previous comment about outlawing 4-wheelers would be very unfair to those of us who are responsible with our machines.
Just remember, You may cross a roadway in the most direct route with your ATV, but once you drive down a road that is not designated by PennDot(on state routes) or by the township(on township routes) or by DCNR(on DCNR lands)... you ARE in violation of the law... No matter how slow or how responsible you are you're guilty.. Keep your machines registered, insured and operate legally and we'll talk then.
Joshua Hess RIP

Attadale, Australia

#32 Jul 21, 2012
Pillowtalker wrote:
Does anyone know who this was?
Joshua,your family still mourns you and each day is still painful. May God rejoice in your eternal life and your family looks longing to the day we shall meet again. For those of you with young children that ride on recreational vehicles please stress the importance that all safety clothing should be worn when operating these machines, as this may prevent the loss of another young life.

Uncle Jon

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