Police: Man Wrecked Car at Bingen and Old Mill

Lower Saucon Township Police say Christopher M. Mamy, of the 1000 block of Third Avenue, Hellertown, will be cited for driving too fast on Jan. 25. Police said Mamy crashed his car at Old Mill and Bingen roads.

Although roads were snow- and slush-covered at the time, Lower Saucon Township Police say a local motorist will be cited for "Driving at Safe Speeds" following an accident that occurred Friday, Jan. 25.

In a news release, police said Christopher M. Mamy, of the 1000 block of Third Avenue, Hellertown, reported that he was traveling at approximately 30mph in a posted 40mph zone on Bingen Road southbound when he approached the curve at the intersection with Old Mill Road.

"According to the tire marks in the snow, (Mamy) appeared to cross into the opposite lane of travel, then cross back over to the correct lane of travel," police said.

Mamy then allegedly struck an 'Adopt a Highway' sign with the passenger rear side of his vehicle, before sliding along a roadside embankment and coming to rest next to a tree.

Although Mamy was not injured, police said his vehicle was disabled and had to be towed from the scene by Saucon Collision.

The accident happened shortly after 11pm, according to authorities.

Arthur Joel Katz January 28, 2013 at 02:24 PM
I hope he was arrested for driving at unsafe speeds, not "Driving at Safe Speeds."
Josh Popichak January 28, 2013 at 05:29 PM
In PA there is no charge of "Driving Vehicle at Unsafe Speeds." The official name of the offense is "Driving Vehicle at Safe Speeds" and that's how it is reported by police. I personally think the name should be changed, but until it is I have to follow protocol and report it as such. Good question, though (other readers have asked the same one in the past, which proves that it's confusing to the typical layperson).
Moe Szyslak January 28, 2013 at 08:40 PM
I think the "Driving at Safe Speeds" is a catch all law that allows police to charge a driver for something even if traffic laws were not being violated. Basically, if they want to harass you, here is the ordinance they use to do so.
LSTPD Chief of Police January 28, 2013 at 09:43 PM
Would Gerry be of the same opinion if the a vehicle slid out of it's lane of travel & into him, his vehicle or a family member...


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