The "Jackass" Crash on 322 in West Chester

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Bam Margera First Inteview After Tragedy: MyFoxPHILLY.com

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.

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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!

Police & Fire
Police Identify Passenger in Ryan Dunn Crash
West Chester resident Zachary Hartwell was in the car with Dunn.

By Bob Byrne | Email the author | June 21, 2011

Bam Margera Pays Emotional Visit to Ryan Dunn Crash Site [VIDEO]
Bam Margera Bam Margera Twitter Jackass Roger Ebert Ryan Dunn
1:27 am, June 22nd, 2011

News
'Jackass' star died from Pa. crash’s impact, fire
Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2011
By JOANN LOVIGLIO
The Associated Press

Police & Fire
Car Crashed at 130 MPH at Time of Dunn Accident
Police have determined that the car was traveling at 130 miles per hour when it went off the road and into a tree.
By Jake Speicher | Email the author | June 21, 2011

Philadelphia Inquirer: Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Forgotten victim of 'Jackass' crash mourned

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here is correct link to 130 mph patch story:

http://westchester.patch.com/articles/car-crashed-at-130-mph-at-time-of-dunn-accident

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The road is a bypass. It's called West Chester Bypass. It takes you from one side of town to the other, quickly. It's not busy at 02:30. They're not gonna change it.

 

I don't drink, but if I had that car, I'd probably wind up the same way. I wouldn't drive like that with a passenger, though- unless there were some kind of bet.

 

 

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Yes KJ I am familiar with the road.  And they do need to address these issues.  The problems don't just occur in the middle of the night.  Thanks for weighing in.

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What do you think they should do?

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