Charges filed in Jackson Township mot...

Charges filed in Jackson Township motorcyclist's death

There are 41 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Dec 6, 2010, titled Charges filed in Jackson Township motorcyclist's death. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Upper Allen Police have charged a Bucks County man with not securing a piece of furniture properly in his vehicle, which eventually led to the death of a Jackson Township motorcycle rider.

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Painful Truth

Rockville, MD

#1 Dec 6, 2010
I would say these are "offsetting penalties". No charges should be filed.
Agree

Cockeysville, MD

#2 Dec 6, 2010
I understand the family and friends lost a beloved member of their family, and I understand completely that the guy hauling the furniture was at fault, but the cyclist would not have been there had he obeyed the law. It is extremely unfortunate, but because you are deceased your responsibilities are erased?
todays problems

Felton, PA

#3 Dec 6, 2010
Confusing?????
whambulance chaser

Woodland Hills, CA

#4 Dec 6, 2010
mr. wheelie was at fault, but this will probably lead to a civil suit against the truck's driver.
Truth

Baltimore, MD

#5 Dec 6, 2010
todays problems wrote:
Confusing?????
Agree, they put the wrong name in that part of the story.
Jill

Clifton Heights, PA

#6 Dec 6, 2010
I hate motorcyclists, but the guy who dropped the couch on the road needs to go to jail for 5+ years and lose his house.
I am going with the egg

Jersey Shore, PA

#7 Dec 6, 2010
Agree wrote:
I understand the family and friends lost a beloved member of their family, and I understand completely that the guy hauling the furniture was at fault, but the cyclist would not have been there had he obeyed the law. It is extremely unfortunate, but because you are deceased your responsibilities are erased?
And the cyclist (legal or illegal) would not have been killed if the load would have been secured properly. Which comes first, the egg or the chicken?
Bill

Leola, PA

#8 Dec 6, 2010
Jill wrote:
I hate motorcyclists, but the guy who dropped the couch on the road needs to go to jail for 5+ years and lose his house.
I've seen you post on a number of stories so far. Do you hate everyone?
Bill

Leola, PA

#9 Dec 6, 2010
If the rider wasn't legal, he shouldn't have been out there. The story says he wasn't licensed, I'm assuming he didn't have a permit either? If he had at least a permit he was still required to be wearing a helmet. I'm not sure what they are talking about as far as the bike not being in a condition to pass inspection. That could be anything.

The driver of the car should've secured his load properly.
Common Sense

York, PA

#10 Dec 6, 2010
Jill wrote:
I hate motorcyclists, but the guy who dropped the couch on the road needs to go to jail for 5+ years and lose his house.
What a stupid thing to say. God forbid you ever have an accident causing harm (or worse yet death)...I might suggest a life sentence for you...
Truth

Baltimore, MD

#11 Dec 6, 2010
Bill wrote:
If the rider wasn't legal, he shouldn't have been out there. The story says he wasn't licensed, I'm assuming he didn't have a permit either? If he had at least a permit he was still required to be wearing a helmet. I'm not sure what they are talking about as far as the bike not being in a condition to pass inspection. That could be anything.
The driver of the car should've secured his load properly.
I guess you forgot about him also having "detectable levels of several controlled dangerous substances in his blood." Bikers fault alone. He had no business being on the road on a bike not street worthy, no license, no helmet and drugs in his body. It appears that the cars avoided the debris, why couldn't the biker?
The Drama Continues

Spring Grove, PA

#12 Dec 6, 2010
Common Sense wrote:
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What a stupid thing to say. God forbid you ever have an accident causing harm (or worse yet death)...I might suggest a life sentence for you...
Failure to properly secure a load to the back of a truck is more of an oops than a simple traffic violation. This was EASILY preventable.

The violations on the part of the cyclist will certainly knock down any settlement from the pickup truck drivers insurance company and the cyclist SHOULDN'T have been driving BUT he didn't deserve to die for it.
oh no

York, PA

#13 Dec 6, 2010
Jill wrote:
I hate motorcyclists, but the guy who dropped the couch on the road needs to go to jail for 5+ years and lose his house.
I disagree 100%!
The guy on the bike is close to 100% at fault!
Sorry "Jill", about your marbles!
Common Sense

York, PA

#14 Dec 6, 2010
The Drama Continues wrote:
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Failure to properly secure a load to the back of a truck is more of an oops than a simple traffic violation. This was EASILY preventable.
The violations on the part of the cyclist will certainly knock down any settlement from the pickup truck drivers insurance company and the cyclist SHOULDN'T have been driving BUT he didn't deserve to die for it.
This is another example of of an "accident". Think about accidents caused by people not carrying sofas, i.e. pulling out in front of someone, running a stop sign that they didn't see, etc. To summarily hate all motorcyclists and impose a sentence of 5 years in jail and the loss of his house is stupid. And for the record, me thinking it was a stupid thing to say cannot be equated to me thinking the man deserved to die.
Jill

Clifton Heights, PA

#15 Dec 6, 2010
Bill wrote:
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I've seen you post on a number of stories so far. Do you hate everyone?
Just perfectly capable people who make themselves a burdon to others through their iresponsible actions. And you.
Bill

Leola, PA

#16 Dec 6, 2010
Jill wrote:
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Just perfectly capable people who make themselves a burdon to others through their iresponsible actions. And you.
You said you hate bikers, I fail to see how someone else riding is a burdon to others.
Jill

Clifton Heights, PA

#17 Dec 6, 2010
Bill wrote:
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You said you hate bikers, I fail to see how someone else riding is a burdon to others.
I should have said many bikers. Many have loud pipes that are illegal and very disruptive. I had to move out of a house I loved because of loud motorcyles waking my family up. I like when they crash and go boom.
Bill

Leola, PA

#18 Dec 6, 2010
Truth wrote:
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I guess you forgot about him also having "detectable levels of several controlled dangerous substances in his blood." Bikers fault alone. He had no business being on the road on a bike not street worthy, no license, no helmet and drugs in his body. It appears that the cars avoided the debris, why couldn't the biker?
Hmmm...ok, here we go again. Actually the story said "A toxicology report was completed at the request of the Cumberland County Coroner's office and indicated that Stevens had detectable levels of several controlled substances in his blood, police said." A controlled substance can be something as simple as blood pressure medicine. I like the way you changed it to "dangerous substances in his blood" and "and drugs in his body". Nice try!

If you remember this story from back when it happened, the cars swerving and blocking the roadway contributed to the crash. He didn't hit the debris, he crashed avoiding the debris.

I'm sure this is just your first of a few post you'll aim at me like you always do when it comes down story involving motorcycles. And I'm sure the other clown will show up as well. Have at it!
Bill

Leola, PA

#19 Dec 6, 2010
Jill wrote:
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I should have said many bikers. Many have loud pipes that are illegal and very disruptive. I had to move out of a house I loved because of loud motorcyles waking my family up. I like when they crash and go boom.
Thanks, I can respect that answer!
Myke Hawke

Westminster, MD

#20 Dec 6, 2010
Bill wrote:
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Hmmm...ok, here we go again. Actually the story said "A toxicology report was completed at the request of the Cumberland County Coroner's office and indicated that Stevens had detectable levels of several controlled substances in his blood, police said." A controlled substance can be something as simple as blood pressure medicine. I like the way you changed it to "dangerous substances in his blood" and "and drugs in his body". Nice try!
If you remember this story from back when it happened, the cars swerving and blocking the roadway contributed to the crash. He didn't hit the debris, he crashed avoiding the debris.
I'm sure this is just your first of a few post you'll aim at me like you always do when it comes down story involving motorcycles. And I'm sure the other clown will show up as well. Have at it!
Look what crawled out of hibernation to start making excuses. Try reading the article Einstein, it says exactly what he wrote- "detectable levels of several controlled dangerous substances in his blood. What do you think that is idiot? Drugs! Asshat loves to make excuses and change the meaning of someone's post. I hope it warms up so you can take a ride and hopefully encounter a left turning vehicle.

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