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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Gaines Man Hurt After Truck Goes Airborne

Troopers say a Gaines man was moderately injured when his 2003 Ford F-150 went off Route 6 on Saturday at 6:30 PM, struck a culvert, went airborne for 50 feet and continued another 50 feet before coming to rest along the roadway.

David A. Miller, 35, of Gaines, PA, suffered moderate injuries. He was traveling east on Rt. 6 when the vehicle left the roadway to the north, traveled 250 feet before striking a culvert, went ariborne for 50 feet, and continued another 50 feet along the road before coming to final rest.

Miller is being cited for Driving On Roadways Laned For Traffic in District Court by Trooper Mark VanVolkenburg who investigated.
 

15 comments :

Anonymous said...

Cited for "driving on roadways laned for traffic"??? In other words, he wrecked so therefore we must charge him with something so we can make money on a fine even though no one saw or witnessed any wrongdoing.

Anonymous said...

Just curious, aren't all major state roads laned for traffic? Isn't that why there are lines on the highways? It just doesn't make sense to fine someone for driving on a roadway laned for traffic? Think about it, how can you be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic when everyone driving is on roadways laned for traffic.

Anonymous said...

ok...i'm confused and i hope someone can explain this to me. he is being cited for "driving on roadways laned for traffic". isn't that where we are suppose to drive?

Anonymous said...

It's a citation for NOT driving within a single lane. He went outside of his lane of travel. Does that help?

Anonymous said...

Driving on roadways laned for traffic means that you must drive within your lane. Arrarently he left his lane when he wrecked - thus the violation. Poor guy, hope he's OK.

Anonymous said...

it said he was airborne, he should be cited for not having a pilots license.

Jack said...

so was the road icy? Snowy??For god sake, his truck is wrecked, maybe injured..apparently wasn't drunk. So why is it there ALWAYS seems to a citation? Seriously, it's very obviously about the money. Absolutely no compassion for all the other crap he has to deal with. Sorry, nothing personal about any of the officers I know personally but that's just wrong.

Anonymous said...

Probably in this area (like most of route 6) the ditch was a smoother ride than the asphalt. My nads ache for weeks after a ride on the harley on 6.

Anonymous said...

i was in an accident along time ago where my ex was driving and he was fined 350 dollars after all the fines were added up nowadays i just say that it's not an accident you must have wanted to wreck because isn't that what we all want to do but having to pay citations for an accident makes it feel like it was done on purpse hopeing he is ok vehicles can be replaced lives can't

Anonymous said...

Ever notice when a cop pulls someone over they never get completely off the road.

Anonymous said...

That is for their safety. Better that their empty cruiser get hit along the road as opposed to the stationary and occupied car that has been pulled over.... Or he cop standing by the drivers door

Anonymous said...

It's because the new troopers are not taught discretion with people. They are taught they are no longer peace officers, but Law enforcers. The muscle behind the State and the State needs 2 things, control & money.

Anonymous said...

This is soooo sad ! It is pitiful that you have to be fined for having an accident. I realize the state is in need of money but REALLY! We no longer can go to town have dinner and a drink without a DD driver because half of a drink will quailify you as drunk.Now you can not even be in an accident without being issued a ticket~let alone your rig is crashed, your insurance will go up,not to mention possible loss of work, medical bills,ect. Then they wonder why people move away if possible.. So sad..

Anonymous said...

I recall a few years back that it became a law or policy that ALL accidents had to be charged with some sort of violation, thus this and driving at a safe speed actually differentiate from wrecks at fault. Sadly it is b/c the state is in need of funds but it also makes it so that the insurance doesn't increase and the driver doesn't receive points. Not Certain but I think that's why.

Anonymous said...

Another very cheap pinch by the PSP

Way to enforce the law.