NO CHARGES IN CRASH: No charged to be filed in Upper Saucon Crash

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No charges will be filed in a December crash in Upper Saucon Township that resulted in the death of a Parkland High School student, Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin said today.
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Hello World

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Mar 2, 2009
 
I don't understand this. The Express-Times reports the teenage driver (Jaindl) was driving between 45 and 60 mph in heavy fog, and he's not charged? That road near Promenade Shops has a 45 mph speed limit. At the very least, he should be charged with driving too fast for conditions and careless driving. It must be nice to be the heir of Jaindl farms and have a well-connected family.

May the deceased teenager rest in peace. This is so heart-breaking.
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Mar 2, 2009
 
You are blathering fool. This boy is NOT heir to anything Jaindl. He is a fine person. You should wish your children could turn out as well as he has. An unfortunate accident in severe weather conditions is not a crime. It is an accident. You should be ashamed.
Hello World wrote:
I don't understand this. The Express-Times reports the teenage driver (Jaindl) was driving between 45 and 60 mph in heavy fog, and he's not charged? That road near Promenade Shops has a 45 mph speed limit. At the very least, he should be charged with driving too fast for conditions and careless driving. It must be nice to be the heir of Jaindl farms and have a well-connected family.
May the deceased teenager rest in peace. This is so heart-breaking.
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Mar 2, 2009
 
Heir to the Jaindl family - not as you imply it. You are assuming something in fact which is not true. This family has the same name yes, but is far removed from the Jaindl branch of the family that you speak of (Turkey Farming and Land Development.) This Jaindl family is made up of the nicest, most respectful people you could ever hope to interact with. He lost a best friend - let him mourn with out your distractions.
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#6
Mar 2, 2009
 
Jeff is not related to the wealthy land owners. It's been posted here many times.
who do u think u r

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Mar 2, 2009
 
Hello World wrote:
I don't understand this. The Express-Times reports the teenage driver (Jaindl) was driving between 45 and 60 mph in heavy fog, and he's not charged? That road near Promenade Shops has a 45 mph speed limit. At the very least, he should be charged with driving too fast for conditions and careless driving. It must be nice to be the heir of Jaindl farms and have a well-connected family.
May the deceased teenager rest in peace. This is so heart-breaking.
He's not RELATED!!!!!
Winston

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Mar 2, 2009
 
Heavy fog, I usually am driving pretty slow. Sounds like he was not and now someone has died.
Red necks

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Mar 2, 2009
 
The last post was meant for HELLO WORLD....sorry
SAD

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Mar 2, 2009
 
What a sad situation! I feel for all involved. I feel that you should not be allowed to have passangers in the car with you until...25? I don't know the answer but that's the problem. Drivers that don't have that much experience. They are young and panic in these situations. Maybe if they changed the driving laws we would see some of these senseless deaths go away.
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Mar 2, 2009
 
real life wrote:
You are blathering fool. This boy is NOT heir to anything Jaindl. He is a fine person. You should wish your children could turn out as well as he has. An unfortunate accident in severe weather conditions is not a crime. It is an accident. You should be ashamed.<quoted text>
I'm not ashamed one bit. You don't drive 45mph to 60mph in severe weather conditions, especially in the fog.

Besides, the police report doesn't even make sense, especially the part where he swerved to avoid a median he didn't see.(If you don't see something, you don't swerve to avoid it.)

It's too easy to absolve him of responsibility by saying he's a nice kid. But it's interesting to see he has a lot of friends on Topix. You're good friends. I wish he had been as good a friend to the teenager he killed by driving more safely.
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Mar 2, 2009
 
This may sound dumb but what's Topix?

Since: Oct 08

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Mar 2, 2009
 
SAD wrote:
What a sad situation! I feel for all involved. I feel that you should not be allowed to have passangers in the car with you until...25? I don't know the answer but that's the problem. Drivers that don't have that much experience. They are young and panic in these situations. Maybe if they changed the driving laws we would see some of these senseless deaths go away.
Ok so then instead of 4 kids in 1 car, you have 4 kids in 4 cars? So that makes it so much safer? Then they can all race and follow each other around and screw off even more? Sorry, I'll take my chances with 4 kids in 1 car rather than more kids and more cars driving around.
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Mar 2, 2009
 
There was a time in this country where an accident was an accident. Now it is lawyer against lawyer and all the hatred from ignorant people who aren't the least bit involved. Toss in someone perceived to have money and they assume guilt. That's the problem with this country. The hatred and jealousy of successful people. God Bless the deceased boy and his friends who will live with their loss, not to mention their families. So sad. Glad that it was an accident.
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Mar 2, 2009
 
Sometimes an accident is just an accident. Prayers go out to all involved & their families.
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Mar 2, 2009
 
why does there always have to be blame, it was an accident. that's what's wrong with this world anymore blame everybody else for everything and then sue them.
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Mar 2, 2009
 
Does anyone remember when this happened, and the pictures from the scene? They had the road closed for hours later when they were recreating the accident. Wasn't the car was a Miata, a two seat sports car. There were 4 passengers and a driver in a car designed for 2....and no charges were filed...incredible.
A young life was lost and that is a tragedy, but the driver, no matter what his name, should still be accountable.
Hello World

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Mar 2, 2009
 
my3sons wrote:
There was a time in this country where an accident was an accident. Now it is lawyer against lawyer and all the hatred from ignorant people who aren't the least bit involved. Toss in someone perceived to have money and they assume guilt. That's the problem with this country. The hatred and jealousy of successful people. God Bless the deceased boy and his friends who will live with their loss, not to mention their families. So sad. Glad that it was an accident.
The problem with this country is that laws are applied in such a subjective manner.

I don't think at all that the Jaindl kid should have gone to jail for this, but I strongly believe he should have been cited. That he was not offends my sense of right and wrong. That has nothing to do with hatred or jealousy of successful people.
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#24
Mar 2, 2009
 
i feel if you want to post comments on here you should know the facts, many of you are way off.
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Mar 2, 2009
 
SAD wrote:
This may sound dumb but what's Topix?
It's the name of this message board :) When you click on "Read all comments" at the bottom of the Morning Call article, it redirects you to another site. It surprised me too the first time I noticed the different name in the http line!
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Mar 2, 2009
 
Wow wrote:
Sometimes an accident is just an accident. Prayers go out to all involved & their families.
You are 100% right, I was driving in that area right before this accident happened and I couldn't see two feet ahead of me. Having driven in that area many, many times, the fog completely blocked visability. Prayers to all.
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#27
Mar 3, 2009
 
No alcohol.
What about illegal drugs?
What about stupidity?
"Parkland Grad" syndrome.

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