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Motorcycle Crash Fatal For Coaldale Man: Lewie Zavitsky dies fo...

There are 58 comments on the The Morning Call story from Aug 4, 2009, titled Motorcycle Crash Fatal For Coaldale Man: Lewie Zavitsky dies fo.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Police and emergency workers at the scene of a crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV on Route 309 in Rush Township, Schuylkill County on Monday night.

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WHATEVER

Ephrata, PA

#1 Aug 4, 2009
"Zavitsky struck the passenger side of the sport-utility-vehicle while it was crossing the southbound lanes intending to head north on Route 309."

From the pic it looks like he struck the driver's side.

Thoughts are with the families.
Ehh

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Aug 4, 2009
What a surprise, a OLD, WOMAN driver cut off a motorcycle.
what crap

Bethlehem, PA

#3 Aug 4, 2009
If it is proved that the driver of the SUV is at fault she should spend 5 years in jail.
Winston

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Aug 4, 2009
She is an old broad so they will charge her with failing to yield and say the motorcycle guy should have had his bike under control.

Now if it would have been a 21 year old male driving the SUV, might as well plan on missing MusicFest for the next 10 years.
JustaThought

Martins Creek, PA

#5 Aug 4, 2009
She should be charged with failure to yield. As can be seen clearly in the photograph, the bike's lights are on. Therefore (and especially at night) she should have been able to see him. During the day the BRIGHTS must be on to be seen.
Luke the Drifter

Northampton, PA

#6 Aug 4, 2009
Winston wrote:
She is an old broad so they will charge her with failing to yield and say the motorcycle guy should have had his bike under control.
Now if it would have been a 21 year old male driving the SUV, might as well plan on missing MusicFest for the next 10 years.
YO Dude, Since when is 61 OLD? Maybe if your 10 it may seem old.

Since: Feb 07

Middle Village, NY

#7 Aug 4, 2009
My condolences to his family and friends.
Winston

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Aug 4, 2009
Luke the Drifter wrote:
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YO Dude, Since when is 61 OLD? Maybe if your 10 it may seem old.
When you have consumed more than 76% of your life expectancy you are old.

And if she is black the number rises to 80%.
Mainer Mike Brown

Williston, VT

#9 Aug 4, 2009
AS I SEE IT, by Mainer Mike Brown.

I'm too afraid to ride on a motorcycle.
An-LV Citizen

Allentown, PA

#10 Aug 4, 2009
I once thought about learning how to ride a motorcycle, then enjoying some riding on country roads. However, after reading about all of these accidents with motorcyles (the majority of them caused by car/truck drivers turning onto the path of a motorcycle, or leaving a driveway/parking lot), I decided that it's not worth the risk. It appears that this poor guy never had a chance.
mightbesane

Allentown, PA

#11 Aug 4, 2009
When you ride on two wheels, you should ride like you are invisible, like noboody can see you or will see you or take you into account when maneuvering. It's not fun, and it's not fair, but it might save your life. Best wishes to the family.
from the weirichs

East Stroudsburg, PA

#12 Aug 4, 2009
RIP Lewie you will be missed terribly.. We all miss you.. This could of been prevented if you would of took one of the trucks or the mustang... we all grieved over you.. Everyone misses you.. your sons', your parents, girlfriend, us, your brothers, your sister, ur niece, ur nephew..you were young too Lewie you were only 33 yrs old.. your gonna miss out on a lot of things in life.. like lil Lewie's first day of high school, Leeland growing up.. you had a lot to look forward too now its all gone bc ur gone.. LEWIE YOU WILL BE MISSED REALLY MUCH.. BUT WE ALL KNOW UR IN HEAVEN AND WATCHING OVER US!.. PLEASE KEEP EVERYONE SAFE AND WATCH OVER EVERYONE.. LOVE ALWAYS THE WEIRICH'S
from the weirichs

East Stroudsburg, PA

#13 Aug 4, 2009
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SENT CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY.. IT DOES REALLY MEAN A LOT.. THANKS AGAIN
Quagmire

Stroudsburg, PA

#14 Aug 4, 2009
Unfortunately, this is going to he the first of many horrible crashes at this location. Route 309, north of Hometown, is engineered for higher speed and truck traffic. Basilles's is a nice restaurant but is in a horrible location. Rush Township supervisors were told about the traffic conditions in past meetings but have failed to address the issue.

My heart goes out to the family of the motorcycle driver.
Condolences To The Fam

Easton, PA

#15 Aug 4, 2009
May you rot in HE77 Elaine Wasserleben. I hope the victim's family sues you for everything you have and the criminal justice system has you locked up for the rest of your miserable life.
Condolences To The Fam

Easton, PA

#16 Aug 4, 2009
WHATEVER wrote:
"Zavitsky struck the passenger side of the sport-utility-vehicle while it was crossing the southbound lanes intending to head north on Route 309."
From the pic it looks like he struck the driver's side.
More great reporting by the infamous Tracy Jordan...
taxpayer

Pittston, PA

#17 Aug 4, 2009
Saddened to hear of this accident. I hope they change the traffic pattern there and only let you turn RIGHT if you are leaving the restaurant. If the problem is fixed, this biker's death will not have been for nothing, it would save countless more lives over the years. How many people have to die for this to be changed??
THought and prayers to the families.
Joker

Arlington, VA

#18 Aug 4, 2009
Respects and condolences to the family and friends of the rider.
Rick P from A-town

Kernersville, NC

#19 Aug 4, 2009
I agree it is dangerous when leaving this parking lot !
sheri stasko

Frackville, PA

#20 Aug 4, 2009
For those of you that don't know Elaine Wasserleben. She is retired registered nurse that dedicated her life helping people. She is a very caring person and is devasted by this accident. As you continue to cast stones I pray that you are never put in this situation. My condolences are with both families.

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