Police Say Driver Was Texting, Had Smoked Marijuana Prior to Fatal Crash

Mar 21, 2013 Full story: Patch.com 8

An 18-year-old Spring-Ford High School student was arraigned today on charges resulting from a fatal March 4 crash on Lewis Road in Royersford that killed Merinda Thompson , a Royersford mother of two.

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Wilma Fingerdu

Norristown, PA

#1 Mar 22, 2013
so tragic.

SEE YA LATER you POS. text, smoke, & give false statemnets to the police? you moron. you changed that family's life forever because you chose to be that dumb..& come on man, sweatpants to your trial? way to disrespect the judge! idiots.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Pennington, NJ

#2 Mar 22, 2013
I got rear ended by a moron texting and am still going to physical therapy and may have to have surgery all because some idiotic kid thought it was more important to text than watch the road. Texting and cell phone use while driving should be treated the same way as drunk driving! It sounds like texting is the real cause of this accident not the pot although driving stoned is never a good idea!
Wilma Fingerdu

Norristown, PA

#3 Mar 22, 2013
according to local paper there was another car that almost became part of that accident too. they swerved out of the way of the d-bag when he crossed the double yellows. he's getting hit with DUI as well. investigations showed NO signs of braking before & after he hit the person. the defense argued he had no intent to kill someone..true..but he had intent to smoke up, text, & ignore the road.
Mike j

Acworth, GA

#4 Mar 24, 2013
They forgot to tell you he smoked 30 days ago and was not impaired. It's the cell phone texting that took the eyes off the road.
Mike j

Acworth, GA

#5 Mar 24, 2013
I think he was eating french fries at the time and picking a french fry off the car floorboard is not the best thing to do.

Wynnewood, PA

#6 Aug 29, 2013
If he smoke pot 30 days ago it has nothing to due with the acc. It the texting I driving on n. j. Turnpike 6 days a week people text all the time I bet ever 4 cars that go by texting or talk on cell phones the person needs to go jail and harder fines and jail time for people do this its got to slow down you won't stop it altogether but you can put dent in It ASAP do sumthing sone

Phoenixville, PA

#7 Aug 30, 2013
Ganja man
Laws what laws

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Aug 31, 2013
If they would only enforce the Dam laws I don't know how many times I have almost been hit or had to veer out of the way of someone on the phone or texting and driving and they give you the finger or mouth off at you for what disturbing them from breaking the law texting or talking on the phone while they should be paying attention to what they are doing on the road driving that cruis missile that change a family's life in the blink of a eye!

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