Monday, August 18, 2014

Skid Marks? Wait a minute! Where's the MAKE, MODEL & YEAR?


Elderly woman dies when car hits building at fairgrounds

Jacqueline Hardner · Server at Shanty on 19th
its very unfortunate that this happened to this elderly lady, but what concerns me are the skid marks left on the road. This could have been avoided if the driver was pulling out at a normal speed but the skid marks on the road indicate that he stepped on the gas pedal to speed out of there,,if the driver was in drive instead of reverse who knows what the outcome would have been,,its just being careless that eneded [sic] this womans [sic] life,,very prayers go out to her family and friends

When you shift any vehicle, your foot must be on the brake. WHY THE SKID MARKS?

Can we stop behaving like sheep and ask if CONSUMERS have problems with SUDDEN UNINTENDED ACCELERATION?

When the CORPORATE CONTROLLED MEDIA fails to report the MAKE, MODEL AND YEAR of a vehicle that strikes a building or kills someone, CONSUMERS are ignored!

Car Washes KNOW what vehicles are dangerous....

Bob Schrum, the owner of Flagstop Car Wash, said his employees are provided a list of cars, trucks and SUVs that have been proven prone to unintentional acceleration. In fact, he said the instances have been well documented by the National Car Wash Association.

Car Washes KNOW, but Consumers Don't?

Woman killed by car at Ritz Barbecue identified as 82-year-old South Whitehall woman

By Kathy Lauer-Williams, Of The Morning Call
10:36 am, August 18, 2014
An Allentown-area woman run over by a car and killed Sunday outside the Ritz Barbecue restaurant at the Allentown Fairgrounds has been identified as Shirley Dengler, 82, of South Whitehalll Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim said Dengler was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m. at the scene of the accident in the 300 block of North 17th Street.

Witnesses at the scene said the car sped backward from the middle of the parking lot in front of the Ritz and slammed the woman against the wall, shaking the whole building. They said another woman also was hit by the car, but didn't have life-threatening injuries.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. and the victim was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m. at the scene. He said three people were taken to the hospital.

Selena Cruz of Allentown, a waitress at the Ritz, said she was working by the milkshake machine when she heard a screeching noise and saw the car hit the woman.

"The impact was really hard and put a crack in the wall," Cruz said. "It's a shock to all of us. We all knew her and we were all crying. She was really sweet. She was just in the wrong place at the wrong time."

The Ritz closed after the accident and Cruz didn't know if it would be open Monday.

Police examined the gray compact car that was up against the wall of the Ritz near the front entrance under the big "Our Famous Ice Cream" sign. The nearby iron railing was twisted and bent and a police officer carried a brown leather handbag.

Rich and Donna Tully of Bethlehem had their 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air parked outside the Ritz for the Blue Mountain Chevy Classic Car Cruise that's held the third Sunday of the month when they saw the car racing backward.

"Somebody screamed 'Oh My God,' and the car knocked one lady over and then backed into the wall, hitting the other lady," Donna Tully said.

She said the woman who was knocked down had just walked out of the Ritz with a dish of ice cream and was walking to her car parked in front of the restaurant.

Rich Tully said the woman who was killed was facing the wall and appeared to be stepping up on the sidewalk as if to go in when she was hit.

"She didn't stand a chance," he said. "I thought the car was going to go through the building."
The Tullys said they rushed over to help the victims.
"The adrenaline kicks in," Donna Tully said.
She said she held ice to the hand of the woman who was knocked down and the woman had a "really bad gash on her finger and arm and behind her ear."
She said they also provided chairs for the driver of the car, who she said was an elderly man who had a lump on his head. She said a woman who was a passenger in the car with the man also had injuries.
"It's devastating," she said.
Grim said Allentown police are investigating and he will perform an autopsy Tuesday on the woman who was killed.

The photos in this article more clearly indicate the vehicle and damage:

Allentown Fairgrounds accident results in fatality, coroner says