Utz truck crashes into porch

Full story: Evening Sun 68
A driver lost control of an Utz truck Saturday afternoon, crashing it into the front porch of a home in the 2900 block of Baltimore Pike, West Manheim Township. Full Story
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Greg Stevens

Burbank, CA

#1 Dec 4, 2010
Well, I thought you might want to see this! At least it wasn't me. Also, it might be interesting to check out the article on here about the stores opening in Hanover at that new complex out towards New Oxford. They are going to have an Olive Garden, a 5 Guys, a 5 below, and a craft store. You can see the article on this eveningsun site too.
Smashed

Hanover, PA

#3 Dec 5, 2010
Why wasn't the accident on 83 yesterday reported? That involved an Utz truck that was spun out by a drunk driver and rolled several times.
TWS

Hanover, PA

#5 Dec 5, 2010
really wrote:
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Friends from other states? Let me guess, a transplanted Baltimoron, right? You are the one who is out there at 3 am when these guys go to work driving like you have no where to go! there are several hundred Utz trucks that leave Hanover every day! And your right you werent there!
No "really", from Texas. We Texans know how to drive fast, but, we use are heads and drive fast in the appropriate setting. Not in an area so largely populated like this area and down into Maryland.

Notice everyone how some of the "local" population resort to name calling. Hey really, are you that upset with my statements? Are you steaming mad under the collar, do my statements of fact hit a little to close to home? Are you one of the Utz drivers who drive recklessly and endanger other peoples' lives?

Being a route salesperson is a commendable job but with that position comes the responsibility to conduct yourself in a manner that is consistent with company policy. Read the handbook your human resources people gave you, it outlines company policy on how you are to drive a company vehicle and, how you are to conduct yourself when wearing the uniform.
The next time I'm at a social with the Rice's, I'm going to press the issue of putting GPS equipment on all of his trucks. He'll lower his insurance rates and drivers who drive poorly won't be behind the wheel.
Note; no name calling here.
Smashed

Hanover, PA

#6 Dec 5, 2010
tws You were probably let go from Utz do to your poor driving habits and this is your chance to vent. As far as gps units go that won't happen unless they are willing to NOT build another mansion.
really

York, PA

#7 Dec 5, 2010
TWS wrote:
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No "really", from Texas. We Texans know how to drive fast, but, we use are heads and drive fast in the appropriate setting. Not in an area so largely populated like this area and down into Maryland.
Notice everyone how some of the "local" population resort to name calling. Hey really, are you that upset with my statements? Are you steaming mad under the collar, do my statements of fact hit a little to close to home? Are you one of the Utz drivers who drive recklessly and endanger other peoples' lives?
Being a route salesperson is a commendable job but with that position comes the responsibility to conduct yourself in a manner that is consistent with company policy. Read the handbook your human resources people gave you, it outlines company policy on how you are to drive a company vehicle and, how you are to conduct yourself when wearing the uniform.
The next time I'm at a social with the Rice's, I'm going to press the issue of putting GPS equipment on all of his trucks. He'll lower his insurance rates and drivers who drive poorly won't be behind the wheel.
Note; no name calling here.
In Pa. we spell it "our"! And I guess they are right everything is bigger in Texas, Even the idiots! maybe you should go back?
Tax Payer

Shippensburg, PA

#8 Dec 5, 2010
With all the talk of merger for Lance and Snyders; I guess this UTZ driver tried to get in on the action and merge with a house.

My gripe with UTZ drivers is not how fast or how slow they drive; it is the fumes comming out of their trucks. There is one that travels RT 30 towards York in the morning and if you get behind it, or at least for me, My eyes water and I can hardley breath for most of the day. I dont even have asthma or any other problems.
Statement

York Springs, PA

#9 Dec 5, 2010
Tax Payer wrote:
With all the talk of merger for Lance and Snyders; I guess this UTZ driver tried to get in on the action and merge with a house.
My gripe with UTZ drivers is not how fast or how slow they drive; it is the fumes comming out of their trucks. There is one that travels RT 30 towards York in the morning and if you get behind it, or at least for me, My eyes water and I can hardley breath for most of the day. I dont even have asthma or any other problems.
You might be driving to close, the fumes might help you be nicer at work. I have only found the driver's of these vehicles to be good. If you have a concern take down the truck number and call Utz's office. This is the same for any truck on the road.
Natty Doh

Hanover, PA

#11 Dec 5, 2010
It's gonna take a while to get the stains out of the seat of that truck! I'm glad no one was seriously hurt.
Hanover

Hanover, PA

#12 Dec 5, 2010
really wrote:
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In Pa. we spell it "our"! And I guess they are right everything is bigger in Texas, Even the idiots! maybe you should go back?
Hahahahaha.... I hate it when people act like they were there and just assume.
Common sense

Gettysburg, PA

#13 Dec 5, 2010
Well, this does not surprise me one bit!!!
I have been tailgated several times on Old Hanover Rd
You can't get the "am I driving safe" # off the back of their truck because they drive too fast!
Slime

Newville, PA

#14 Dec 5, 2010
Was the truck empty? I'll help to unload it. Free "choke & chuck-up chips.
LMAO

Carlisle, PA

#15 Dec 5, 2010
Those guys drive like a bunch of idiots!! I guess they work down in the rat race all day & when they come back up to civilization they bring the aggressive driving with them. Of course they're not the only ones,, too many drivers act like they're on the beltway while driving our little 2 lane roads in the country.
West Manheim resident

Carlisle, PA

#16 Dec 5, 2010
I have to argue with the comment in the article that this accident is a "rare event". It is true that nothing quite as "dramatic" has occurred here before, but it truly was only a matter of time before it did. The intersection it involves is one of the most dangerous in the area, and has been for years.
I live in the vicinity of this accident and have for the last 15 years. Not only has my own home been hit (thankfully just the front porch as well), but also the houses across the street have been hit several times. In fact, just a few weeks ago the front porch of another property on the opposite side of the road was hit and the front porch supports were destroyed. It is incredibly stupid that the Township and State continue to ignore the dangers here. I think it's time that they seriously considered putting a guardrail along this section of the Pike. Also, since the accident started because the car traveling north couldn't see around the blind corner to turn right onto Pleasant Hill Road, perhaps they should consider the long overdue improvements to that intersection as well.
As for the Utz drivers, they DO drive too fast (I see it all day, every day along the Pike). They are certainly not the only ones, though. NO ONE (unless you live here in the area and know the dangers of it) slows down enough or pays much attention to the speed limit around here. It's a sad fact of life. Thank the good Lord no one was hurt in this particular situation. Because it's a miracle that no one's been killed by the dangers at this particular intersection...
Rob H

Hanover, PA

#17 Dec 5, 2010
I must agree with the posts above. Having lived in the area for my whole life I concur that many of these drivers tear down rt 94/30 at break neck speed everyday.
Ifyou

Hanover, PA

#18 Dec 5, 2010
think they drive tooo fast, REPORT them! This is an excellent point why local police should be ALLOWED to run radar! PA is sooooo behind the times! If police were allowedto run radar, ALOT of this kind of thing would be prevented!

Wake up PA! Get with the times!
West Manheim Resident

Carlisle, PA

#19 Dec 5, 2010
It amazes me how so many people can have opinions about things and not really know anything. If people would know the road situation maybe they would understand that regardless of rather the Utz driver was driving fast or not he came around a blind spot and all of a sudden there was a car sitting in the road. He did the best he could to avoid hitting the car and lost control. It is still amazing that he did not roll the vehicle and made it between the tree and house. I think there was a guardian angel watching over him and the family sitting in the living room of the house. In the 16 years I have lived here there have been at least 6 accidents at this intersection. Does someone have to lose their life in order to have something done?
really

York, PA

#20 Dec 5, 2010
You people cut the Utz drivers. There are over 200 who leave there everyday! Thats like saying everyone driving a ford is nuts!
Hometown Girl

Shermans Dale, PA

#22 Dec 5, 2010
C'mon people - you know Utz's motto - gotta get the chips out no matter what. If you need to drive 100 miles an hour, work on holidays, whatever it takes to make the CEO richer. Doesn't matter that the guy could have been killed - I am sure he will still get his 3 days off without pay.
Thank goodness he was okay!!
West Manheim resident

Carlisle, PA

#23 Dec 5, 2010
really wrote:
You people cut the Utz drivers. There are over 200 who leave there everyday! Thats like saying everyone driving a ford is nuts!
It's not just Utz drivers...actually, in this case I think it's commendable (and a true miracle) that the driver did as well as he did not to either roll down the incredibly steep hill right next to the house or to hit either the tree or the house itself.(It's also completely miraculous that no one was coming southbound on Rt. 94 at the moment he was driving northbound -- in his attempts to swerve he'd have hit head-on.)
But if you notice in my earlier post, it says that EVERYONE drives too fast through this area. It's really a bad spot out there and people need to S-L-O-W down. But human nature is that they aren't going to, so at least perhaps some preventative measures could be taken to make the area safer -- either by putting up guardrails or police presence or whatever does the trick. So far the "powers that be" seem to just look the other way and it drives those of us who live here nuts! I fear it's going to involve someone's death to make them wake up. That's the main reason I don't walk on the sidewalk they constructed along here or let my child ride the bus which stops along the Pike -- it's just not a safe spot no matter how you slice it...
Smashed

Hanover, PA

#24 Dec 5, 2010
Frank Mills please do explain what a jerkward is.Oh, your comment on "I carry tire spikes for my next Utz encounter" could be used in a court of law.

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