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Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Accident

There are 70 comments on the WFMZ story from Feb 4, 2010, titled Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Accident. In it, WFMZ reports that:

State police say one person is dead after being hit by a car in Lower Macungie Township.

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HateLivingHere

Bethlehem, PA

#1 Feb 4, 2010
Another ANIMAL driver runs down a pedestrian.
Newswatcher

Pasadena, MD

#2 Feb 4, 2010
People drive way too fast on that road. The speed is posted at 45, but most people are going way over 55. In fact, if you go 55 in the left lane, drivers get mad and pass on the right.
minnie

New Tripoli, PA

#3 Feb 4, 2010
at 6:15 am wonder if the person who was walking was drunk and darted across the road.sometimes its not always the drivers fault
pete

United States

#4 Feb 4, 2010
Not sure how many bars are open at 6am,I'd guess walking to work is more likely
LikeToKnow

AOL

#5 Feb 4, 2010
The picture shows the body on the Brookside Road offramp. So unless the body was thrown from the main drag, the driver should have been slowing down to make the curve. No matter what, it's too bad the person had to be walking on that road let alone that time of day.
Cynthia

Zionhill, PA

#6 Feb 4, 2010
It is so sad in this economy that some people can't afford their car payments or insurance. Most of us are lucky to continue to be employed. This person may have been walking for this reason. Many people are flying to work on the roads and not thinking that someone could be walking. Some drivers don't pay attention to things outside of their cars, they are too busy multitasking!
Maria

Whitehall, PA

#7 Feb 4, 2010
I take this route every day. Yes people do fly on that stretch of road from Krocks to Mill Creek! Just fly!! Will tailgate you, seemingly get angry if you are within the speed limit in the left lane and zoom past you! But it is so very sorrowful for someone to have been hit and killed. I rode past the accident site an hour later on the northbound lane on 222 & felt someone had died in an accident. But who knows what could have really happened until we hear more. But either way someone lost their life,and that is going to be a loss and terrible news for someone to bear today.
kittycat

San Francisco, CA

#8 Feb 4, 2010
#1 Why would you even walk on that road to begin with?

There is an accident on that road at least once a week. Why? Not because of driving too fast, but bc of not paying attention.
opps

Macungie, PA

#9 Feb 4, 2010
When I drove past there this morning it looked to me as the body was on the bridge just prior to the brookside road exit. I dont think there is enough room for a person to be walkin along that bridge. Sad story but a bypass is like a highway in my opinion. Only motorized vehichles belong on it. There are to many cars going way to fast to have people walking down the bypass.
Lehigh

Rochester, NY

#10 Feb 4, 2010
On the contrary to the posts about people speeding....major highway such as that invites disaster if the speed limit is 45 but should actually be more like 65
disgusted

United States

#11 Feb 4, 2010
I want to know what kind of person leaves the scene . . . you'd have to be drunk to NOT know that you've struck something, even worse, someone . . .
Gerri

Allentown, PA

#12 Feb 4, 2010
I try not to use this road as much as possible, however sometimes it is a necessity. When possible, I drive 50 mph although the limit posted is 45. No one drives 45 on this road. At 50, I am being passed and God help me if I am on the passing lane going towards Macungie as that is the route that I sometimes choose to go home. I can't imagine anyone walking on this road, particularly at that time. I only wonder how long the body was lying there.
citizen

Macungie, PA

#13 Feb 4, 2010
The person was hit but a vehichle at or around 615 that continued to travel south on 222 while other travelers stopped and called police. In my opinion it is very possible for certain vehicles to hit an object or person and not realize. It just happened yesterday in easton that a person had to run out and stop the trashtruck as it was running over the lady. I also think that although people drive way to fast on this road the lady could be just as much at fault being that none of us actually know what happened for a fact. The only people who know that are a dead person and the person that kept driving.
kutztown

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Feb 4, 2010
2 bodies on 222 in a month or so. things are getting sad...
Theresa

United States

#15 Feb 4, 2010
Gerri wrote:
I try not to use this road as much as possible, however sometimes it is a necessity. When possible, I drive 50 mph although the limit posted is 45. No one drives 45 on this road. At 50, I am being passed and God help me if I am on the passing lane going towards Macungie as that is the route that I sometimes choose to go home. I can't imagine anyone walking on this road, particularly at that time. I only wonder how long the body was lying there.
That road should be 65 like the rest of the highways. Cars built in the 70's were for people doing 45 on a highway. People are going to speed there and it just makes the 45ers the ones that are the dangerous ones. It is not always the drivers fault in these accidents. I know of an accident that occured years ago where the person who was struck on a highway had mental problems, unfortunately, and chose to walk in front of the vehicle. That caused incredible hardship to their family and trust me, the family of the person who struck the pedestrian!
Newswatcher

Pasadena, MD

#16 Feb 4, 2010
Any chance she could have been the victim of domestic violence? It's odd that she wasn't properly dressed for the cold.
the eternal skeptic

United States

#17 Feb 4, 2010
Cynthia wrote:
It is so sad in this economy that some people can't afford their car payments or insurance. Most of us are lucky to continue to be employed. This person may have been walking for this reason. Many people are flying to work on the roads and not thinking that someone could be walking. Some drivers don't pay attention to things outside of their cars, they are too busy multitasking!
Politics have nothing to do with this. This person may have been out jogging early this morning.
the eternal skeptic

United States

#18 Feb 4, 2010
kittycat wrote:
#1 Why would you even walk on that road to begin with?
There is an accident on that road at least once a week. Why? Not because of driving too fast, but bc of not paying attention.
They speed on this road. The speed limit is 45 mph and I know they are going much faster than that!!
skip15

Bethlehem, PA

#19 Feb 4, 2010
For anyone who drives in that area,there is a group of people who cross there every morning. I almost hit somebody in that area. They dress in dark clothes and are hard to see. It isn't a matter of speeding as it is wearing the proper clothes walking in the dark. The person who was killed isn't completely at fault but is partly at fault.
Just Wondering

Easton, PA

#20 Feb 4, 2010
What a tragedy! I'll say a prayer for the unidentified woman. FYI, those of you who say other people are getting pissed off at you for driving the speed limit in the passing lane - it's because you don't belong in the passing lane - hence it's name. "Drive" in the driving lane, "Pass" in the passing lane. Get out of the passing lane if there is room in the right lane so others can speed, if they so choose!

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