1 killed in motorcycle accident

1 killed in motorcycle accident

There are 83 comments on the Public Opinion story from Aug 6, 2008, titled 1 killed in motorcycle accident. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Fatal: Emergency workers block off the body of a victim of a motorcycle accident Wednesday near the 8000 block of U.S. 11 just outside of Shippensburg.

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townie

Johnson City, TN

#41 Aug 7, 2008
Old person driving + motorcyclist without a helmet = recipe for tragedy
ihatethispaper

Wilmington, DE

#42 Aug 7, 2008
theMan wrote:
hey ihatethispaper,
do you honestly think that any charges would be filed on him immediately after the accident?? those things take a little time. the paper is not going to kno immediately if charges will be filed because the police don't even know that themselves yet. use your brain before you just bash the paper so much. and if you hate it so much then quit reading it!!!
FIRST OF ALL, I wasnt bashing the paper for not knowing about the charges, i was asking. and i can read wut the he-- i wanna read. wut are u the paper's personal bitch?
mmmm

Wilmington, DE

#43 Aug 7, 2008
ihatethispaper wrote:
<quoted text>FIRST OF ALL, I wasnt bashing the paper for not knowing about the charges, i was asking. and i can read wut the he-- i wanna read. wut are u the paper's personal ****?
tell'em!!! lol
Lisa

Toms River, NJ

#44 Aug 7, 2008
I just wanted to let everyone know that I personally printed off your comments for Donnies' father (my uncle) and our family to read.We read them tonight. Your kind words and support is much appreciated. If you knew Donnie than you know what a caring,funny and lovable spirit our family has lost. If you didn't know him,please understand that our family is in enoromous & unbelieveable pain right now. Please keep his parents,his sister Cassie (I love you sweetie) and most of all his adorable little girl Mia in your thoughts and prayers.We will forever love and miss you Donnie!
Dan

Littlestown, PA

#45 Aug 8, 2008
Hi posters----maybe this isnt true. That is why I am asking. Does anyone know if there was anyone else involved? I talked to a man who was at the scene who claims there was a youth on the bike with Donnie Moats? They said he was flown to Hershey with severe injuries. Does anyone know if this is accurate?
Lisa

Toms River, NJ

#46 Aug 8, 2008
Not true,Donnie was alone.
Curious

Barnesville, OH

#48 Aug 8, 2008
Mr. Moates was simply on his way home, alone, from Cressler's after buying some cheese. Just a meaningless task. A quick "run to the store" that turned out so tragically.

LifeLion was called (it was already at C-burg Hospital) but almost immediately placed back in service when emergency personell determined that nothing could be done for Mr. Moats.

If there is one thing that we can learn from this situation let it be this: Live life to its fullest and make sure that the people you love know that you love them.
ANON

Houston, TX

#50 Aug 8, 2008
Donnie was a great guy with a huge heart! His daughter meant the world to him. He will be missed by many.
Gotta Wonder

Greencastle, PA

#51 Aug 8, 2008
This is horrible and very sad thing to happen. My heart goes out to Donnie's family.
This did not have to happen. From what I have been reading, it seems like the older man driving the car was overly tired and dozed off. Please everyone reading these posts, Do Not keep driving if you are having trouble staying awake. It only takes a few seconds for an accident to happen
Pull over somewhere and take a nap. A store parking lot will even do. Don't take a chance on this tragedy happening to someone else.
Bored

Greensboro, NC

#52 Aug 8, 2008
Earl Hickey wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps a re-test and drug test with every license renewal. Why put an age on it?
ummm a drug test? cmon buddy get real! Just because someone smokes a joint before they go to bed maybe once a month doesnt mean that person should go without a driver license.

Never mind drug test for all then that way when we are paying so much more in taxes for welfare because people cant get the license to drive to work because they like to catch a little buzz on the weekend when they are at home yeah great idea. then i'm sure you would be one of the people whinning because of taxes for public transportation and welfare. Just because you dont loosen up a little bit doesnt mean everyone else doesnt.
cody rockwell

Hagerstown, MD

#53 Aug 8, 2008
You will be missed greatly.......Prayers go out to the family members
Sheila Fieni

Nanty Glo, PA

#54 Aug 8, 2008
For those who knew Donnie one word would describe him: beautiful. He was 6 foot 7 and was very fit. He loved to eat healthy and be active. He loved martial arts and had even taught me a few moves. His passion for life was enormous; his love for his family and his daughter huge. He was a beautiful person inside and out. He loved his family; his mother, sister, father and his daughter, Mia was his life. Here was this massive man, who had to duck to get through my doorway. I loved watching him with his daughter. He was so tall yet had the biggest soft spot for his little girl. He was the perfect example of what it meant to be a father. Mia was so lucky to have him as her dad. His passion for life always surprised me and he was always trying to help others by saying, "Do you want to talk about it?" Now it is my time to talk. I think what needs to be said is not the fact that he wasn't wearing a helmet. It was the fact that he broke his neck so regardless we lost him. Why do you need to put in the article about the helmet. It makes it seem like he is to blame. He did nothing wrong and instead of stating facts that seem like he is to blame you should report by using specific adjectives to describe him for who he was. Donnie loved to ride that bike and he was so excited when his roommate moved in because he had the bike available. I have rode with him before. He was careful and he never made bad choices. He died because someone hit him head on not because of the lack of wearing a helmet. He was just running errands minding his own business. I use to make fun and tell him he makes the bike look little. Oh God I can not stand it knowing that I never got to say goodbye. He was a beautiful person because of his loving and supportive family. They taught him to be who he was. He has touched so many lives and there will always be a piece of Donnie is all of us.
The world just got a little darker with the passing of such an enormous, bright, happy and beautiful personality. Donnie was best man at Jeremy's wedding and now he will walk with Donnie in his passing. My heart breaks I can not stand the thought of never talking to Donnie again. Poor Chris, Don, Cassie, Wess, Mia, Gram, etc. How much pain can a family have without breaking. I am praying for all of you. I will miss you Donnie and our late night talks. God bless you and we love you.
my two cents

Tuckerton, NJ

#55 Aug 8, 2008
I don't know how many old people who shouldn't be driving have to kill someone in the prime of their lives, before there is a law passed that requires the elderly to have to retake the licensing test to ensure that they are fit to drive every few years. Something needs to be done, b/c more and more we are hearing about some little old man or woman crashing into someone and killing them, meanwhile the old person survives b/c they're in some huge boat of a car like a Lincoln or Cadillac. I knew Donnie and he was an awesome person and very capable in his driving. This should not have happened period, the idiot that killed him will hopefully be brought up on serious criminal charges and not just fined.
mom4

Camden, NJ

#56 Aug 8, 2008
Sheila Fieni wrote:
For those who knew Donnie one word would describe him: beautiful. He was 6 foot 7 and was very fit. He loved to eat healthy and be active. He loved martial arts and had even taught me a few moves. His passion for life was enormous; his love for his family and his daughter huge. He was a beautiful person inside and out. He loved his family; his mother, sister, father and his daughter, Mia was his life. Here was this massive man, who had to duck to get through my doorway. I loved watching him with his daughter. He was so tall yet had the biggest soft spot for his little girl. He was the perfect example of what it meant to be a father. Mia was so lucky to have him as her dad. His passion for life always surprised me and he was always trying to help others by saying, "Do you want to talk about it?" Now it is my time to talk. I think what needs to be said is not the fact that he wasn't wearing a helmet. It was the fact that he broke his neck so regardless we lost him. Why do you need to put in the article about the helmet. It makes it seem like he is to blame. He did nothing wrong and instead of stating facts that seem like he is to blame you should report by using specific adjectives to describe him for who he was. Donnie loved to ride that bike and he was so excited when his roommate moved in because he had the bike available. I have rode with him before. He was careful and he never made bad choices. He died because someone hit him head on not because of the lack of wearing a helmet. He was just running errands minding his own business. I use to make fun and tell him he makes the bike look little. Oh God I can not stand it knowing that I never got to say goodbye. He was a beautiful person because of his loving and supportive family. They taught him to be who he was. He has touched so many lives and there will always be a piece of Donnie is all of us.
The world just got a little darker with the passing of such an enormous, bright, happy and beautiful personality. Donnie was best man at Jeremy's wedding and now he will walk with Donnie in his passing. My heart breaks I can not stand the thought of never talking to Donnie again. Poor Chris, Don, Cassie, Wess, Mia, Gram, etc. How much pain can a family have without breaking. I am praying for all of you. I will miss you Donnie and our late night talks. God bless you and we love you.
Sheila, that was lovely. Thank you for sharing with your feelings with me.
its me its me

Gettysburg, PA

#58 Aug 8, 2008
There was another accident on Molly Pitcher this evening. It wasn't even a mile from the last one. I talked to the neighbor who witnessed it and he said a woman passed out (fainted)? behind the wheel as she was coming to she hit head on into a telephone pole. It seared it right off. Power was out for a few hours. The guy said a truck was involved, someone was ejected from that. 4 were taken to the hospital. There may have been children involved.
This is only hear say. I suppose we will read about it tomorrow. I hope everyone is ok.
Sheila Fieni

Nanty Glo, PA

#59 Aug 8, 2008
mom4 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sheila, that was lovely. Thank you for sharing with your feelings with me.
Is this Christy?

Since: Dec 07

Shippensburg/origianlly C-burg

#60 Aug 8, 2008
its me its me wrote:
There was another accident on Molly Pitcher this evening. It wasn't even a mile from the last one. I talked to the neighbor who witnessed it and he said a woman passed out (fainted)? behind the wheel as she was coming to she hit head on into a telephone pole. It seared it right off. Power was out for a few hours. The guy said a truck was involved, someone was ejected from that. 4 were taken to the hospital. There may have been children involved.
This is only hear say. I suppose we will read about it tomorrow. I hope everyone is ok.
The accident you are referring to happened early this afternoon. A large SUV going north crossed over the middle and southbound lane and sheared off a telephone pole. They had to extricate the driver of the vehicle being as the SUV rolled over onto the drivers side. I don't think that there was another vehicle involved, at least not from what I saw anyhow. It took the emergency personnel approx 20 minutes to extricate the driver. It looked as if there may have been maybe 5 or 6 passengers in the SUV at the time of the crash, all but the lady who they had to extricate were out of the vehicle when I was there. They transported 4 to the hospital via ambulance. With the exception of the driver, I believe that most injuries were probably minor. The electricity did not go off until the electric crew had to turn it off to fix the pole and the electricity was off for about an hour and a half.
its me its me

Gettysburg, PA

#61 Aug 8, 2008
koozie wrote:
<quoted text>
The accident you are referring to happened early this afternoon. A large SUV going north crossed over the middle and southbound lane and sheared off a telephone pole. They had to extricate the driver of the vehicle being as the SUV rolled over onto the drivers side. I don't think that there was another vehicle involved, at least not from what I saw anyhow. It took the emergency personnel approx 20 minutes to extricate the driver. It looked as if there may have been maybe 5 or 6 passengers in the SUV at the time of the crash, all but the lady who they had to extricate were out of the vehicle when I was there. They transported 4 to the hospital via ambulance. With the exception of the driver, I believe that most injuries were probably minor. The electricity did not go off until the electric crew had to turn it off to fix the pole and the electricity was off for about an hour and a half.
I see. I could see the vehicle on its side from my house but I couldn't tell what type it was.
Dan - Mary Ann

Riverton, NJ

#62 Aug 8, 2008
We just heard the sad news of Donnie's very untimely death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and freinds. This is such a loss of someone so young with so much life ahead. God Bless those he has left behind and give them the strength as they face this very difficult time ahead.
law needs changed

Johnson City, TN

#63 Aug 9, 2008
It is very sad that a young man has to die. I work at a hospital and can attest to the fact that broken limbs do not kill. Head trauma does kill. Why do we not have mandatory laws for helmets.

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