Schuylkill man struck and killed

Schuylkill man struck and killed

There are 18 comments on the The Morning Call story from Dec 11, 2008, titled Schuylkill man struck and killed. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A 59-year-old Schuylkill County was killed yesterday when he was struck by a car on a highway near his home in the Mahanoy Plane section of Gilberton.

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whatever

Macungie, PA

#1 Dec 11, 2008
slow down grandma that ford escort you are drving has too much power for a little old lady!! get her a bus pass
Mazikeen

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Dec 11, 2008
god bless.... Luckily this 88 yr old lady didnt die of a heart attach.
Concerned driver

United States

#4 Dec 11, 2008
Sorry for the loss.

Was there a yield sign? Does anyone know what the purpose of a yeild sign is? I know a lot of people confuse it with a merge sign.

Red means stop. Not pick up speed to squeeze in.
Noname in Bethlehem

United States

#5 Dec 11, 2008
Mazikeen wrote:
god bless.... Luckily this 88 yr old lady didnt die of a heart attach.
What's a "heart attach"? Wiener.
Dr Porkchopian

Allentown, PA

#6 Dec 11, 2008
Perhaps it's due time for her, and a lot of other seniors, to turn in their drivers licenses before they kill another. Maybe even themselves!
Dr Porkchopian

Allentown, PA

#7 Dec 11, 2008
Noname in Bethlehem wrote:
<quoted text>
What's a "heart attach"? Wiener.
That's the small section of tissue that hooks the heart to the body, silly!
Charles Bronson

United States

#8 Dec 11, 2008
That's why old bastards shouldn't drive, you should make them take a test evry year once they hit 63.

Everyone knows they can't see a damm thing and where those "Mr. Ed" horse blinders while driving.
This poor bastard was probably just going out to the mail box and Miss Daisy was late for the bingo convention.
Good Driver

Washington, DC

#9 Dec 11, 2008
Poor man! 88 years old?!?!? Yeah, SHE should be driving!!!!!

“You call THIS civilization??”

Since: Mar 07

Orefield, PA

#10 Dec 11, 2008
Look, she wasn't charged, we don't even know if she was at fault! Maybe he wasn't watching and stepped out into the road because he checked his mail and thought he was finally Publisher Clearing House's 5 million dollar winner!

I know some old people that are more spry than some much younger.

“You call THIS civilization??”

Since: Mar 07

Orefield, PA

#11 Dec 11, 2008
Reminds me of this email I got, though:

Iíve had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement
new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes.
Iím half blind,
canít hear anything quieter than a jet engine,
take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, subject to blackouts,
I have bouts with dementia.
I have bad circulation and
can hardly feel my hands and feet anymore.
I canít remember if Iím 85 or 92
and Iíve lost all my friends.

But, thank God, I still have my Driverís License!
Mazikeen

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Dec 11, 2008
Noname in Bethlehem wrote:
<quoted text>
What's a "heart attach"? Wiener.
attack.. sorry if you have only a literal sense of comprehension. Some of us can get past small typos.. The rest.. well are you.
Mazikeen

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Dec 11, 2008
Dr Porkchopian wrote:
<quoted text>
That's the small section of tissue that hooks the heart to the body, silly!
yeah.. See! Ha! lol
snowman Easton PA

Nazareth, PA

#14 Dec 11, 2008
A lot of people walk around with dark clothing at this time of day and later and they expect the driver to see them. I personally drive up on them and give them a good blast on the horn hoping they drop dead, the dumb shiitz. I have seen cars driving without headlights after 6 PM, I guess they are trying to save energy.FI(stands for fing idiots)
laid off from victaulic

AOL

#15 Dec 11, 2008
another young man lost in his prime to an older women...i think women shouldnt drive period!!!!!
Rain and Mud

Whitehall, PA

#16 Dec 11, 2008
A good friend of mine was killed while on the job working road construction down near Gwynedd.

It happened about 7AM. He was helping to back up a construction vehicle when a woman decide to go around the truck and plowed into him. He didn't have a chance.

The woman that killed him must have been connected because there was no news coverage and the family had issues dealing with the local cops.

I was surprised that the event was never covered. I thought they would use this tragedy to let people know that they should slow down and drive carfully in constructions zones.

What a bummer.
Mazikeen

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Dec 11, 2008
Rain and Mud wrote:
A good friend of mine was killed while on the job working road construction down near Gwynedd.
It happened about 7AM. He was helping to back up a construction vehicle when a woman decide to go around the truck and plowed into him. He didn't have a chance.
The woman that killed him must have been connected because there was no news coverage and the family had issues dealing with the local cops.
I was surprised that the event was never covered. I thought they would use this tragedy to let people know that they should slow down and drive carfully in constructions zones.
What a bummer.
Im sorry for you loss.. I hear you on that.. I would have expected to see this story as well, and not just for the negative reporting aspect, but the teach and warn others.. I agree, I think she must have known somebody.
on a rant

Whitehall, PA

#18 Dec 11, 2008
The funny thing is....people are so quick to mass judgement on others. The article stated that she will not be cited however, some people see to think that she was at fault. OBVIOUSLY those people are blind themselves. IF she was at fault we all know she would have been arrested and what not BUT this was not the case however, she is probably going to get the third degree from all who know here. My grandmother is 82 and still drives, good bless her with all the @$$holes on the road driving like a bunch of idiots. I would drive with her any day of the week and I am 29. Why do some of you feel the need to post $hit and not have a clue as to what you are talking about? IF you dont know what to say in reference to an article dont post anything. This BS is crazy!!!!! PEACE!
roseiris

United States

#19 Dec 12, 2008
laid off from victaulic wrote:
another young man lost in his prime to an older women...i think women shouldnt drive period!!!!!
A little salty Mort are we for being layed off ..

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