Ok I don’t normally post in the Pit, but this pisses me off. Comming back from New York on Saturday night (well Sunday morning at this point) we pass an accident scene. There is what used to be the body of a car wrapped around a telephone pole with the front half appearing to be intact facing the road after seperating from the car body. This happened at a gas station that was closed because they are rebuilding it on a road with a speed limit of 50mph. The conditions at the time we passed it was a little rainy so I assume the ground was a little slick.
I reaad in today’s Asbury Park Press The following story about the two people who died in the accident who were 22 and 23.
The article says they were traveling at High Speed and the Father is blaming a “dip” in the road for casuing the accident
[Name redacted]'s father, pointed to a dip in the road that might have caused both fatal crashes.
“That damned 37,” he said. “Why doesn’t somebody fix it?”
[Name redacted] didn’t know what the friends were doing yesterday morning, except that they had stopped at a Wawa before the crash – probably to load up on junk food.
Ok I’m sorry for your loss but What the fuck was he doing on that road at 3am? You say he stopped at a convience store, ok but why go to one that is a good 15 minutes from where he lives and would have had to pass 7 other convience stores. Do you not think it was possible that HE WAS SPEEDING AND NOT DRIVING RESPONSIBLY? There have been thousands if not millions of cars/trucks/busses going down that streach of roadway without incident so it must be the road’s fault.
[Name redacted]'s car was sliced in half two poles away from where another Ford Mustang was ripped open, injuring its driver and killing passenger [Name redacted] on May 14, 2000. Police said that crash was caused by drag racing, and the driver, [Name redacted], was charged with drag racing and speeding.
[Name redacted], a Berry Avenue resident, saw the remnants of both accidents. He still has nightmares about the first one and was awake watching television when yesterday’s crash occurred a couple hundred feet from his house.
“It sounded like a motorcycle with loud pipes coming real fast,” he said. “Almost like a jet and then complete silence. Then the house and windows shook.”
Alright I don’t own a Mustang or other sports car but I don’t think a car going 50 MPH is going to sound like a jet. Route 37 is a divided highway with three lanes in each direction and is a major road here. I give 3-1 odds that further investigation shows alcohol to play a part in this