Bucks woman dies in Route 309 crash

Bucks woman dies in Route 309 crash

There are 73 comments on the The Morning Call story from Dec 24, 2008, titled Bucks woman dies in Route 309 crash. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

The scene of an accident Tuesday evening on Bethlehem Pike in Hilltown Township.

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John

Skippack, PA

#1 Dec 24, 2008
My prayers go out to Jeanne Felsted and her family. May she rest in peace.
JAK1964

Scranton, PA

#2 Dec 24, 2008
God Bless her family - such a tragedy -

As far as charging the drive - that should be a no-brainer! He did not obey the sign and now this poor woman is dead!
Santa

Johnstown, PA

#3 Dec 24, 2008
Merry christmas
PoorGirl

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Dec 24, 2008
So sad, especially around the holidays!

Thoughts and prayers to the family.
ljfud

Bethlehem, PA

#7 Dec 24, 2008
I think the driver did not see the sign stating he couldnt' turn there. Sometimes it just a tragic accident, the man probably wasn't being careless, it one of those sucky things that happen. Sad.
4 wheeler american

Lancaster, PA

#8 Dec 24, 2008
ljfud wrote:
I think the driver did not see the sign stating he couldnt' turn there. Sometimes it just a tragic accident, the man probably wasn't being careless, it one of those sucky things that happen. Sad.
If there was one very small tiny sign, I might agree with you.

If there were several warning signs (cressona bridge, harrisburg, briges, etc), then I have a major problem with the issue.
Brian

Allentown, PA

#9 Dec 24, 2008
I must've missed that accident by 5 minutes as I head home to Coopersburg from Warrington every day. At that time of day it's unfathomable that a truck tried to make a left onto 309N at that intersection. Navigating that stretch, from the Valero gas station to the start of the expressway, is an absolute minefield. It's a dangerous spot no matter which road you're on, which way you're going. Throw the book at that dope!
Brian

Allentown, PA

#10 Dec 24, 2008
You know what? Go to maps.ask.com , type in Souderton, PA, look for the Bergey Rd / Rt. 309 intersection and center the map on it, and click on the "Bird's Eye" link and zoom in. You'll CLEARLY see TWO sets of right turn only arrows on the road itself. Jeanne's family should take the driver and his company to the cleaners! Odds are this wasn't the first time Thatcher had been on Bergey Road; an excess of truck traffic in the area. No excuses!
Gloria

Allentown, PA

#11 Dec 24, 2008
May Jeanne rest in peace. Jeanne was my best friend for twenty years. Her last 2 years were spent raising her 7 year old grandson and holding down a full time job. She had a huge heart.
RU4real

Lady Lake, FL

#12 Dec 24, 2008
Very SAD event. May she rest in peace.
hold on

United States

#13 Dec 24, 2008
don't really think thats what happened so give the trucker a break. i was there 1 minute after it happened. all witness' said it wasn't his fault. we'll see. it was a tragic accident, we got to her immediently but it was already too late. from the way the truck and car looked it's kind of impossible to do that much damage pulling onto 309. i think the story will change.
SHUT UP

Allentown, PA

#14 Dec 24, 2008
They only want to get their miles in.

Your point is great except the company that owns the truck, they dont need to 'get their miles in' he was just on his way back to the terminal from making regular deliveries....get your facts straight before you start flappin your mouth off.

“Reality is subjective”

Since: Aug 08

Reading, PA

#15 Dec 24, 2008
Ok. Let's ease up on the hate here. Please.

This is tragic. The law will deal with the driver in it's own time. He's got his own guilt to deal with.

Please pause for a moment, remain quiet and say a prayer for this family and this woman. When somebody is taken this suddenly, I believe that God has a serious need and called her in, right now.

I lost my Dad, An Uncle, My grandmother and a good friend a few days before Christmas (not in the same year). Your whole body goes numb. All the festivities for the holidays just go away. You almost miss the day. I buried my Grandmother on Christmas Eve in 97. My Dad on Dec 18, Uncle Dec. 20 and my friend on Dec. 22.
wow

Allentown, PA

#17 Dec 24, 2008
you are a completely selfish, ignorant asshole. it is very sad this lady has lost her life a few days before christmas for an accident that wasn't even her fault. how can the man who wrote about his loved ones dying & to pause for a moment of prayer for the woman be selfrightous & ugly. He was only making a point on how a loved one dying around the holidays is very hurtful. Those characteristics you stated are actually of you & you're stupidity and disrespect. To think there are people in this world that could be so cruel and have no sympathy. if you have nothing nice to say, don't say it at all. merry christmas.
julie

Reading, PA

#18 Dec 24, 2008
Brian wrote:
You know what? Go to maps.ask.com , type in Souderton, PA, look for the Bergey Rd / Rt. 309 intersection and center the map on it, and click on the "Bird's Eye" link and zoom in. You'll CLEARLY see TWO sets of right turn only arrows on the road itself. Jeanne's family should take the driver and his company to the cleaners! Odds are this wasn't the first time Thatcher had been on Bergey Road; an excess of truck traffic in the area. No excuses!
It is pretty said that the first thing that came into your mind was to take them to the cleaners instead of your condolences to the family.
julie

Reading, PA

#19 Dec 24, 2008
Lost us at I lost wrote:
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So sorry for you. Your dead loved ones should have timed their demises better...huh? Your "festivities" went away? Almost missed the day?
Are you kidding me? Dam...you selfish...selfrighteous, ugly man. I guess you feel the loss a little more deep than anyone else who lose loved ones in July or October. Wait...wait...they may miss the fireworks...DAM! Or the Halloween party? No way!!
Boo-f--k-n-hoo. Get over yourself.
YOU have got to be the biggest JERK I have every seen on this forum. How dare you make rude and crude comments about the man that lost some of his family around the holiday. You must be a sad old lonly man full of hatred. You are a pathetic excuse for a human being.

To the man that lost alot of members of his family. I sympathize with you and I know its hard to deal with.

My condolences to the family.
4 wheeler imperialist

Lancaster, PA

#20 Dec 24, 2008
SHUT UP wrote:
They only want to get their miles in.
Your point is great except the company that owns the truck, they dont need to 'get their miles in' he was just on his way back to the terminal from making regular deliveries....get your facts straight before you start flappin your mouth off.
Well I have seen plenty break the law. So what's their excuse? Have to make a living?
Well Hitler's soldiers said they had to make a living and they still got hung.
Former Truckdriver

United States

#21 Dec 24, 2008
There are a lot of good truck drivers out there. To judge this driver before all the facts are in is wrong. YES it's a tragic accident! They happen everyday and most are between two cars and no trucks are involved at all. It's amazing how as soon as a truck is involved they want to hang the driver! I drove truck for over 20 years and have seen a number of accidents involving trucks and cars. This diver could have been lost and wasnt paying attention as best he should have. Just because trucks use a certain road all the time doesn't mean they all know their way around. This may have been his first time in that area and just made a bad decision! We all make mistakes, unfortunately this time someone made a mistake and it cost someone their life! Lets wait untill all the facks are in before we judge! Lets keep our thoughs and prayers with both families on this tragic accident!
karin

Perkasie, PA

#22 Dec 25, 2008
I saw this accident tues night and knew someone had dies just from the damage to the driver's side door.....how very sad and unecessary....i know this intersection amd it it CLEARLY marked....it would have been obviously dangerous for ANY vehicle to attempt a right turn here, especially at rush hour,AND in rain, AND driving a tractor trailer no less...this man should never rest in peace for his actions....totally avoidable and senseless!!
ljfud wrote:
I think the driver did not see the sign stating he couldnt' turn there. Sometimes it just a tragic accident, the man probably wasn't being careless, it one of those sucky things that happen. Sad.
karin

Perkasie, PA

#23 Dec 25, 2008
oops, i meant LEFT turn....across traffic...

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