Middle Smithfield Twp . Man Killed Driving Under Tractor-Trailer

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An 88-year-old man was killed when he drove his car under a tractor-trailer pulling onto Route 209 in Monroe County on Sunday night.
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bethlehem_me

Fairport, NY

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Feb 24, 2009
 
My thoughts exactly. The trucker pulled out into traffic.
Always Right

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Feb 24, 2009
 
No, Dummies. The 88 year old man didnt see the trailer. WHY are people of that age still allowed to drive?? At least he killed himself and not an innocent person.
cereal city

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Feb 24, 2009
 
thats what it sounds like to me,, the truck pulled out when it was not clear to do so, causing the death of an 88 year old man.
Da Bird from 18018

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Feb 24, 2009
 
How do they know he did not see the truck if he is dead? Can't exactly ask the deceased questions and expect him to answer, can you?
Oh My

Mount Carmel, PA

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Feb 24, 2009
 
I wonder if they needed a translator for Mr PEREZ ..
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Jamison, PA

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Feb 24, 2009
 
I wonder if these kind of statistics are used to trump up the need for speed traps and inflated "safety corridor" fines?

I wonder

Franklin Park, NJ

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Feb 24, 2009
 
I wonder if your all a bunch of morons....remember your drivers test? it doesn't include obstacle courses, or avoiding tractor trailers. If you can start the car, maintain your lane and speed, park, make a K-turn and display proper turn signaling you pass the test, why are you all ASSUMING that because he was 88 he was a bad driver? maybe he was getting a blow job! maybe it was suicide! the point being, know one knows, including you buncha rejects sitting on here yapping those holes in your faces
aged not dead

Robesonia, PA

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Feb 24, 2009
 
Wow. and exactly how did they determine that the driver did not see the truck? How can you interview a dead man? Of couse they take the word of the "other driver" that they did nothing wrong.
Sounds like Mr Perez needs to be fined for failing to yield and charged with manslaughter or vehicular homicide too! You cannot just pull out into traffic when there is not enough room for you to safely do so.
Why do these truck drivers think they can do this and it is everyone else that has to watch out for them? You see them pull out in front of cars, change lanes when there is not enough room, enter a highway when there are cars that can not move over, or they attempt to drive as fast as the fuel gage goes from F to E. They are slow to speed up even when empty, they can not make the same turns and maneuvers as a car do, and yet they drive them as if they are driving the family mini van!
As far as the victims age...who cares! That has NOTHING to do with anything. Unless YOU peronally are going to volunteer your time to drive EVERY senior around to do their errands when THEY need to do them they will be forced to drive longer and longeer. Just because they have aged does not mean they do not have needs. They must survive too! They are no more dangerous than those of you yaking on your phones, yelling at the kids while the music is blaring and driving like a madman/madwoman to get only 2 spaces in from of all those you passed or ran off the road by the next light.
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Feb 24, 2009
 
DAM WHY DO THE LET A 88 YEAR OLD PERSON DRIVE HE SHOULD BE HOME SLEEPING OR SOME 1 CLEANING HIS BUTT
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Feb 25, 2009
 
Da Bird from 18018 wrote:
How do they know he did not see the truck if he is dead? Can't exactly ask the deceased questions and expect him to answer, can you?
Exactly what I was thinking -
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Bethlehem, PA

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Feb 26, 2009
 
This article stinks! It makes it sound like it was the truckers fault at the beginning, but then it says the car drove under the truck, which would most likely mean it the gentleman driving the cars fault. I also thought it was funny how the said the dead guy didn't see the truck coming. Anyway R.I.P the man that lost his life. At least he had a long one.
Joe

Allentown, PA

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Feb 27, 2009
 
Too many people pull out into roads where there is obviously someone coming. Those people should wait until there is a real opportunity to pull out. I think the truck driver should be charged here.

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