4 Die, Baby Survives When Car Hits St...

4 Die, Baby Survives When Car Hits Street Sweeper

There are 54 comments on the NBC 10 Philadelphia story from Sep 12, 2008, titled 4 Die, Baby Survives When Car Hits Street Sweeper. In it, NBC 10 Philadelphia reports that:

Four people are dead after a car crash in Gloucester County on Thursday night. State Police said 18-year-old Jon Nordberg , of Pilesgrove, drove a Honda Accord off the roadway on Route 55 in Elk Township and ...

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Brenda Roman-Dixon

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Sep 12, 2008
I feel so bad for the family of Rhonda Giorno I went to school with her mother My prayers are with you Rhonda, Lou and the rest of your family as they are with the families of the others who passed is the accident I know what the families are going through my brother recently lost his son 8/9/08 May God be with all of you
Dominique

Mount Holly, NJ

#2 Sep 12, 2008
omg i feel so bad cuz i know rhondas brothers richie and dion i feel so bad for u dion!!! and richie cant 4get u
Melynda

Philipsburg, PA

#3 Sep 12, 2008
This is such a tragedy. I knew Rhonda from when she lived In Collings Lakes and she was a very sweet girl {at the time she was only about 14-15}. She was always happy and looking to spend as much time with friends and family as possible. I love that on a different page the drivers cousin and the street sweepers wife are so interested in who is to blame then the tragedy at hand. To this mans wife... I understand your upset but you have to realize there were alot of obstacles surrounding the tragedy that night,{speeding as you said, and road work thats a disaster waiting to happen} Another thing no matter what at this point in time you should be grateful your husband is still alive and stop posting absurd messages to who is to blame. Go spend time with your hurt husband!!! To the drivers cousin, if he wasnt speeding no1 would be talking about this b/c all these people would still be alive. As to you, your cousin was a selfish bastard he was more interested in speeding and enjoying himself then being extra cautious with his daughter in the car. Deal with that!!!!
LikeitORnot

United States

#4 Sep 12, 2008
Melynda wrote:
This is such a tragedy. I knew Rhonda from when she lived In Collings Lakes and she was a very sweet girl {at the time she was only about 14-15}. She was always happy and looking to spend as much time with friends and family as possible. I love that on a different page the drivers cousin and the street sweepers wife are so interested in who is to blame then the tragedy at hand. To this mans wife... I understand your upset but you have to realize there were alot of obstacles surrounding the tragedy that night,{speeding as you said, and road work thats a disaster waiting to happen} Another thing no matter what at this point in time you should be grateful your husband is still alive and stop posting absurd messages to who is to blame. Go spend time with your hurt husband!!! To the drivers cousin, if he wasnt speeding no1 would be talking about this b/c all these people would still be alive. As to you, your cousin was a selfish **** he was more interested in speeding and enjoying himself then being extra cautious with his daughter in the car. Deal with that!!!!
my messages are absurd but you point the finger as well? like that makes a whole lot of sense. if he didn't have the facts wrong there would have been no reason to respond. very sad situation; four people to die so young but no one should be pointing any fingers.
Melynda

Philipsburg, PA

#5 Sep 13, 2008
Look i didnt mean to sound rude when I said absurd. Let me clear that up. The argument between u and this kids cousin was absurd, u should be more worried bout dealing with your injured hubby then pointing the finger. Your gonna wish that you spent this time that your so busy online pointing fingers with your husband and your gonna be guilty as shit if something happens to him and say "omg all that time i was in the other room talking trash to this guys cousin NOT EVEN TO THE GUY HIMSELF, his cousin!! I could have been spending that time with my hubby" YOU CAN NEVER GET THIS TIME BACK so go spend as much time with your hubby as possible. Things can happen in a heartbeat, you dont want to live with any regrets.
Melynda

Philipsburg, PA

#6 Sep 13, 2008
How can u seriously say no1 should be pointing fingers when you were the first one saying how he was wrong....?? I was pointing fingers everyone in gods creation knows if he was more cautious this wouldnt have happened. I mean if you want I could say "oh your husband is to blame, he was sitting still but yet caused the accident"... Which makes no sense and is very unrealistic! Im not going to apologize bc someone else was dumb and coulda killed their own child.
Captain

Woodbury, NJ

#7 Sep 13, 2008
Could you people learn the difference between your and you're?Your is a posseive pronoun, you're is a contraction for you are.got it?
PDC

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Sep 13, 2008
LikeitORnot wrote:
<quoted text>
my messages are absurd but you point the finger as well? like that makes a whole lot of sense. if he didn't have the facts wrong there would have been no reason to respond. very sad situation; four people to die so young but no one should be pointing any fingers.
Right.
There were OTHERS in the car too that could have spoken up about the speeding or just plain got OUT if it was that bad.

Obviously nobody did.

Since: Mar 08

Brookhaven PA

#9 Sep 13, 2008
It's a shame four kids are dead. I'm glad the baby is ok, but my common sense brain begs the question: What causes a guy to swerve off route 55 and crash into a parked truck/streetsweeper?

It's not incredibly difficult to remain on the road. Why isn't the story giving the 'story'?
woo woo

United States

#10 Sep 13, 2008
Melynda wrote:
How can u seriously say no1 should be pointing fingers when you were the first one saying how he was wrong....?? I was pointing fingers everyone in gods creation knows if he was more cautious this wouldnt have happened. I mean if you want I could say "oh your husband is to blame, he was sitting still but yet caused the accident"... Which makes no sense and is very unrealistic! Im not going to apologize bc someone else was dumb and coulda killed their own child.
puhleeasse...stop your nonsense drivel. it's not neccessary for you to explain your comments. blah, blah, blah, blah.
Morgan

Wallingford, PA

#11 Sep 13, 2008
RIP Shaheem.
You made us all smile for years.
You will be missed have fun up there with Nelmy. God Bless you. Thanks for all the smiles and laughs.

A. says hold a spot for him. We'll see you some day
robbnbetty

Northville, MI

#12 Sep 13, 2008
R.I.P. Shaheem.......it was good to see u at aunt cakes house for xmas dinner...u will be missed...
a friend of rhonda

Mantua, NJ

#13 Sep 13, 2008
she was such a nice girl wouldnt hurt a fly and her poor bay will grow up with no mama or daddy it is so sad im friends with her younger brother and in school on friday everyone was crying so rhonda r.i.p we will always love yoyu and remember you
Laura

Mohnton, PA

#14 Sep 13, 2008
I was Shaheem's (foster) mom and I am devestated by this tragedy. I am still in shock and I can not believe that he is gone. Shaheem was a beautiful person and I was lucky to have had the opportunity to share a part of his life with him. I wish I could have one more chance to see him and tell him that I love him and let him know how much he meant to me.

I am so sorry for all of the families involved. My thoughts are with you.
At this tragic time, let us just remember the lives of these kids in a positive way and not argue. This is supposed to be a way to connect and express our grief.
PattyNJ

Newark, DE

#15 Sep 13, 2008
Hi, I just want to say that this is such a bad tragedy. I live in Clayton and my kids were friends with Rhonda and I must say that they are totally devastated! I feel for the parents of these young kids. This whole thing was an accident and an accident only!
Noone should blame anyone at this point. Everyone should just say a prayer for them and Thank God that the baby is still here to bring joy to both familys. God Bless us all!!

Since: Mar 08

Brookhaven PA

#16 Sep 13, 2008
somebody probably cut the kid off and he panicked, or maybe one of his friends was goofing off in the car. Its a shame whenever you hear young kids die.
TYESHA HAMILTON

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Sep 13, 2008
THEY NEED TO PUT SOME DAMN LIGHTS ON THAT HIGH WAY TO MANY PEOPLE HAVE DIED. AND ALSO THAT DAMN STREET SWEEPER TRUCK SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PARKED ON THAT DARK HIGH WAY WITH NO LIGHTS OR HAZARDS ON. IM MAD AND PISSED OFF MY BROTHER WOULD PROBABLY STILL BE HERE IF NOT FOR THAT TRUCK........
TYESHA HAMILTON

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Sep 13, 2008
THIS IS TO PDC HOW CAN U SAY NO ONE SPOKE UP ABOUT HIM SPEEDING. THEY MIGHT HAVE IF THAT WAS THE CASE AND IF HE DIDN'T STOP THE CAR HOW WAS THEY TO GET OUT U IDIOT.......
roadworker

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Sep 13, 2008
This is so sad that this happened .but for someone that works road construction and that was there the sweeper did have his caution lights on which is a amber light on top and a caution bar on the rear of the truck also the truck is neon green. We work on the highway everyday and we put our lives on the line everytime we go out there.The night before this happened there was a drunk driver who came through the cones where we were working and a state trooper stopped him and he was arrested. lets stop putting the blame on people and just pray for the family's thats lost their loved ones.Us construction workers are out there trying to feed our family's.I dont know were you people get your info at but you were not there. alot of the construction workers were very sad that night we are human we all have feelings .you should of seen some of the construction workers faces that night. my prayers go out to the family's
GREIVING MOTHER

Jenkintown, PA

#20 Sep 14, 2008
My hearts & prayers go out to the family. I know the pain they are going through. All the heart felt people, GOD BLESS YOU & for ALL those who show NO COMPASSION, I feel sorry for you. God takes his children back when they are needed back. NO ONE is to blame. You should hope God doesn't take your loved one too soon.(could be tomorrow) Don't spit into the wind. Oh, don't bother commenting back. I WILL NOT stoop to your disturbing thoughts.

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