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Four People Die In Traffic Accident in Georgetown Delaware

There are 22 comments on the WUSA Washington, DC story from May 4, 2008, titled Four People Die In Traffic Accident in Georgetown Delaware. In it, WUSA Washington, DC reports that:

Delaware State Police say it started about 8 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of State Route 9 and State Route 30.

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Project45

Hilliard, OH

#1 May 4, 2008
It is quite possible that the cops were trying to apprehend some robbery suspect and the suspect eluded police. That is what usually happens in cases like this. Violent crime is in that jurisdiction too.
Mark

AOL

#2 May 4, 2008
How do you come to a conclusion like that? There is nothing in the story that even hints at that possibility. Or are you just showing how smart you aren't?
Mark

AOL

#3 May 4, 2008
In fact here is what really happened. Nothing to do with a robbery or a chase;

"Police said at about 8 p.m., a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am driven by an unknown Hispanic male was stopped at the red light on eastbound Route 9 at Route 30. A 2001 Chrysler Seibring driven by Rolanda Ayers, 29, of Lewes was stopped behind the Pontiac.

A 2001 Chevrolet Suburban driven by an unknown person approached the intersection as the light turned green and failed to slow down for stopped traffic. The Chevrolet struck the rear of the Seibring as it began to pull away from the light. The Seibring was forced eastbound and struck the rear of the Grand AM. The Seibring continued in a southwest direction and went off the roadway- rolling over several times before it came to a stop.

A 1996 GMC pickup driven by William Low, 30, of Georgetown and a Dodge Stratus driven by Terrance Palmer, 21, of Georgetown were traveling west on Route 9 at the time of the initial crash. Now after the initial impact, the Suburban continued forward, crossed the center of the road and into the westbound lanes where it then struck the GMC head on. The Suburban then rolled over and caught fire. The final impact involved the Pontiac Grand AM and the Dodge Stratus.

The operator of the Grand Am fled the scene after the crash. He has not been identified.

Three occupants in the Suburban died as a result of this crash. They were not identifiable and investigators are working to learn who they are"
Jay

Dewitt, MI

#4 May 4, 2008
Project from Columbus isn't quite as smart as he thinks.
Edwin Anthony of Lewes DE

Philadelphia, PA

#5 May 5, 2008
I think 'project' is referring to a recent fatal in Georgetown, Ohio! From reviewing all the PICS, the driver of the 'Blue Grand Am' must of fled on foot because the vehicle is in the gallery of photos.
http://www.georgetown77.com/gallery.cfm...
BkJ

Newport News, VA

#6 May 5, 2008
Slow down people....it's not that serious to be in a rush.If your late your late...and leave the booze alone
Bernard Getz Even

Eton, GA

#7 May 5, 2008
BkJ wrote:
Slow down people....it's not that serious to be in a rush.If your late your late...and leave the booze alone
A-FUGGIN-MEN SLOW DOWN GOGDAMNIT!!!!
Save some gas !!!
Beach Jay

United States

#8 May 5, 2008
Whatever happened out there, it's a terrible accident. Why can't we do anything to slow folks down and be more careful/safety conscious? I am shocked at the number of fatal and serious accidents in lower DE. I live at the beach but commute often to Dover. People drive as if they are in a race or demolition derby, what's the rush? The majority of them are down here on vacation! Thoughts & Prayers to the victims and their families.
Bernard Getz Even

Eton, GA

#9 May 5, 2008
Beach Jay wrote:
Why can't we do anything to slow folks down and be more careful/safety conscious?
obviously raising gas prices hasen't worked in that regard. or back seat driving.

How about billboards of nasty collisions with bodies lying about.
Sick of it

Centreville, VA

#10 May 5, 2008
Bernard Getz Even wrote:
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obviously raising gas prices hasen't worked in that regard. or back seat driving.
How about billboards of nasty collisions with bodies lying about.
Oh I like this idea. Let stop advertising on billboards about alcohol, tobacco and mattress discounters and put some real information up there.

On the other hand, whats the chance that more accidents will occur due to the graphic nature thats blown up several hundred times? We as a people love guts and gory.
MARYLAND GIRL

Salisbury, MD

#11 May 6, 2008
project 45 needs to find something else to do instead of making such stupid accusation about robbing and eluding.some people have better things to than waste time eluding policemen.lives where taken here focus on important things and dont'make unknown assumptions.
del girl

Salisbury, MD

#12 May 6, 2008
Project45 wrote:
It is quite possible that the cops were trying to apprehend some robbery suspect and the suspect eluded police. That is what usually happens in cases like this. Violent crime is in that jurisdiction too.
such a stupid asscusation
Law girl

Wilmington, DE

#13 May 7, 2008
Project45 wrote:
It is quite possible that the cops were trying to apprehend some robbery suspect and the suspect eluded police. That is what usually happens in cases like this. Violent crime is in that jurisdiction too.
Yeah, umm... local girl here... You have obviously never been to this area. We hardly ever have any criminal activity that results in police chases. To make such a baseless assumption is ridiculous. We are not a crime infested are ... we are SLOWER LOWER. As horrible as the accident was, it was a simple case of somebody driving too fast and not paying attention.

PS- Jurisdiction has nothing to do with it. Before throwing legal terms around... make sure you know their definitions.
Just me

Wilmington, DE

#14 May 7, 2008
Law girl wrote:
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Yeah, umm... local girl here... You have obviously never been to this area. We hardly ever have any criminal activity that results in police chases. To make such a baseless assumption is ridiculous. We are not a crime infested are ... we are SLOWER LOWER. As horrible as the accident was, it was a simple case of somebody driving too fast and not paying attention.
PS- Jurisdiction has nothing to do with it. Before throwing legal terms around... make sure you know their definitions.
Get 'em!
Bernard Getz Even

Eton, GA

#15 May 7, 2008
Investigators believe alcohol was a a factor in the crash.

OMG not on the Eastern Shore where every gas station has to have a liquor licence. where more adults are clinical alcoholics then not. Not in delmarva say it aint so.

the cops don't do enough to stop DUI/DWI. they are a huge part of the problem.
Georgetown Resident

Wilmington, DE

#16 May 7, 2008
Bernard Getz Even wrote:
Investigators believe alcohol was a a factor in the crash.
OMG not on the Eastern Shore where every gas station has to have a liquor licence. where more adults are clinical alcoholics then not. Not in delmarva say it aint so.
the cops don't do enough to stop DUI/DWI. they are a huge part of the problem.
FYI-NO GAS STATIONS ARE ALLOWED TO SELL ALCOHOL IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE... you know... where the accident happened. And, just in case you don't realize... the location of the accident is 45 minutes AT LEAST from Maryland where they do have beer and wine in gas stations.
Beach Jay

United States

#17 May 7, 2008
Folks, let me tell you, I used to work not far from this accident scene. I can tell you that some people turn the east-west roads between the beach area and the Georgetown area into raceways! The roads that I am talking about are Rt. 24, Rt. 23 Beaver Dam Rd. and Rt. 9. As most of you know these are country type roads, people drive them as if they were in Dover at a NASCAR race! Slow down, speed kills! Honestly though, the State/County needs a new campaign to try to educate folks that you cannot drive through those rural areas at speeds 10 to 20 miles over the speed limit!
billfish

Jamison, PA

#18 Aug 18, 2008
this is way late but illegal mexicans drinking were the cause,everyone wants to be the first one to shoot there mouth off.
deleon9

Magnolia, DE

#19 Sep 15, 2008
billfish wrote:
this is way late but illegal mexicans drinking were the cause,everyone wants to be the first one to shoot there mouth off.
let me tell u something u dont know who caused the accident it was another car it wasnt the hispanics it was the other car that did not want to stop and by the way i take it very offensive cuz my cuzin was involved there
billfish77

Florence, CO

#20 Dec 8, 2008
deleon9 wrote:
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let me tell u something u dont know who caused the accident it was another car it wasnt the hispanics it was the other car that did not want to stop and by the way i take it very offensive cuz my cuzin was involved there
WHAT OTHER CAR?????? THAT WAS MY GMC! there we go again, so tell me what i DONT KNOW!!!

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