18-year-old hurt in crash on Interstate 83

An 18-year-old girl from New Cumberland was injured Monday afternoon when her car crashed on Interstate 83. Full Story
boozehound

Woodland Hills, CA

#1 Sep 28, 2010
Wonder if she had bald tires.
road rage

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Sep 28, 2010
When will people learn to slow down in wet road conditions . Hope the girl is ok .
New Cumberland Dad

Camp Hill, PA

#3 Sep 28, 2010
I have a 17 year old driver. Not knowing what the facts are regarding this accident; I can only conclude the young woman is an inexperienced driver. This is why parents of teenage drivers go gray very fast.
john

York, PA

#4 Sep 28, 2010
speed kills
S York Township

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#5 Sep 28, 2010
No citation and "ponding" of water? Sounds like another classic example of quality PennDot work.
just saying

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Sep 28, 2010
texting i imagine...but i am glad she is ok....
Just_Me

United States

#7 Sep 28, 2010
I hope she hung up her phone when the car came to a complete stop.

I can pretty much guess the exact spot this probably happened. Southbound 83, right past the rest area, water always pools in the left lane at the lowest point of the road between the rest area and Yocumtown exit.

At highway speeds, there's enough water to create an impact that could rip the steering wheel from the hands of any driver who does not realize how much water is sitting there.
haha

Chambersburg, PA

#8 Sep 28, 2010
The people who sit here and assume she was on her phone.... Really? Were you there? Like just shut up and work on your IQ level.. Seriously
Kiwanis Lake Duck

University Park, PA

#9 Sep 28, 2010
over and over again people get in wrecks from speeding on wet roads. Yet they keep doing it and deny there is any risk.

Doop-dee-doo.
Just_Me

United States

#10 Sep 28, 2010
haha wrote:
The people who sit here and assume she was on her phone.... Really? Were you there? Like just shut up and work on your IQ level.. Seriously
My IQ level makes me call the situation based on rational observation and personal experience. I put a lot of highway miles on my car and I notice it's usually females who are on the phone texting/calling while they're driving.

Even PSAs about the dangers of operating your phone while driving use young females as examples because researchers base it on human behavior.
(warning: may be too graphic for some people)
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..or even PSAs about new laws
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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..or real occurrences
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
galvodog6

Bernville, PA

#11 Sep 28, 2010
Just_Me wrote:
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My IQ level makes me call the situation based on rational observation and personal experience. I put a lot of highway miles on my car and I notice it's usually females who are on the phone texting/calling while they're driving.
Even PSAs about the dangers of operating your phone while driving use young females as examples because researchers base it on human behavior.
(warning: may be too graphic for some people)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =QqHAYVvU_WgXX&feature=rel ated
..or even PSAs about new laws
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
..or real occurrences
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
txting with one hand... smoking or makeup with the other
Sue PennDot

Wilmington, DE

#12 Sep 28, 2010
Penn Dot needs to fix the road so that there is no pooling on the roadway. there are several spots on I-83 that need help.

But instead they replace a bridge that is not even big enough for future growth of the interstate. Penn DOT needs to start being held accountable for some of these preventable accidents.
Local

Shawanese, PA

#13 Sep 28, 2010
Just_Me wrote:
I hope she hung up her phone when the car came to a complete stop.
I can pretty much guess the exact spot this probably happened. Southbound 83, right past the rest area, water always pools in the left lane at the lowest point of the road between the rest area and Yocumtown exit.
At highway speeds, there's enough water to create an impact that could rip the steering wheel from the hands of any driver who does not realize how much water is sitting there.
You are exactly right. As soon as I heard about his accident I also knew right where it happened. Pooling of water on the road on this spot of 83 has been the cause of many accidents in the past. yet PennDot has done nothing to try to help the problem by providing better drainage etc.. I live in Etters and when its raining and I have to travel south I make my way via the back roads to get on 83S in Yocumtown. Its much safe to just avoid that stretch of 83S. Luckily the girl wasnt killed. You would think that with all the accidents there it would be a no-brainer to just fix the problem.
Ice Man

Annapolis, MD

#14 Sep 28, 2010
Tip for the winter: Anticpate icy roads any place where you find ponding of water.
highway lord

York, PA

#15 Sep 28, 2010
Perhaps if she had her 18 year old a$$ in the right lane where she belonged, she wouldn't have had a problem

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