The "Jackass" Crash on 322 in West Chester
Ok you all know how I am about people who speed and do crazy stuff on busy roads. And I am truly sorry for this guy's loss of his friend.... the media outlets are all picking this up talking about Bam Margera visiting the crash site, people talking to the bar people where this guy was drinking, etc. But what no one, not one single outlet seems to be talking about is that this road can be considered a problem road. They should go on it through multiple municipalities in Chester County. Parts of it are such crazy speedway straightaways.
No one ever wants to deal with problem roads and intersections. We know that ALL too well in Lower Merion.
And another thing? There was a regular non-jackass person in the Jackass crash on route 322. Zachary D. Hartwell.
I also understand that Bam Margera has been hopping all over people talking about the potential drunk driving aspect of this crash? That's like hopping all over the cops for releasing the rate of speed that car was traveling at pre-crash. Which was reported to have been around 130 mph.
Sorry but this was an all around jackass foolish situation which has caused grief and tragedy and I feel for the young widow of the passeneger who died. Not just the driver. And Bam Margera.
So now maybe in Chester County they can look at how those bars serve folks in West Chester and the speed on these roads which are in fact highways? And it's not any great secret that people fly on 322 especially late at night. So now because someone quasi famous in the pop culture of it all died, maybe just maybe they will look at this road? Life should mean more and I really, really wish people would just slow down on roads some days....and I wish municipalities would take road conditions, traffic, and parking and problem intersections more seriously too - another example? Maybe Lower Merion wants to talk to that young mom who almost got herself and two kids in a stroller killed a couple days ago when she tried to cross on green across Woodside on Lancaster Ave? Not only did cars NOT stop for mom in intersection as pedestrian, but the pole and Sunoco stuff on other side did not even leave enough room for her to get stroller by on sidewalk! And there are also intersections like that all over!
By Bob Byrne | Email the author | June 21, 2011
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