RHOADES FAMILY PUSH ON CHARGES

• February 18, 2011
RHOADES FAMILY PUSH ON CHARGES

Recently, the District Attorney has taken a new interest in the summary offenses originally charged in Mr. Senavitis’ case whereas he had been acquitted of vehicular homicide and several other charges in March of 2010 stemming from the motor vehicle accident in which PA State Senator James Rhoades lost his life.

These summary offenses are as a result of the Fern Ridge State Police investigation and their reconstruction of this accident.
President Judge Ronald Vican heard this case as AD Colleen Mancuso prosecuted it. Corporal Shook and PA State Trooper Beers were the witnesses for the Commonwealth as to the authenticity of the Reconstruction Report filed by them.

It was demonstrated and proven that the Fern Ridge State Police Reconstruction Report was completely incorrect and physically impossible, it defied the laws of physics.

KEVIN R THERIAULT of Crash and Safety out of Virginia reconstructed the accident using the same evidence the State Police had and evidence they felt was necessary to use and came up with the proper reconstruction and only physically possible one.

It was obvious at the time Judge Ronald Vican and AD Colleen Mancuso were completely stunned by the verdict as well as the Rhoades’ family.

Several months have passed, Mr. Senavitis was sentenced and now the District Attorney wants Mr. Senavitis charged with the summary offenses.

It is believed that the new interest in the summary offenses is as a result of the Rhoades family pushing the issue with the District Attorney’s Office.

The District Attorney recently requested a conference with the Judge which has already been held. The question arose whether or not the court still has the power to act on those summary offenses. That legal question is being researched at this moment. The Judge at this meeting gave every indication that he intends to find Mr. Senavitis guilty of most of them. “BIG SURPRISE.”

My question would be if Mr. Senavitis was acquitted of the cause of this accident and Yamila Yafar and Senator Rhoades himself direct cause “Where are the charges on them?”

The Rhoades family needs this as they are pulling strings for their law suits against Yamila Yafar, Mr. Senavitis and Mrs. Senavitis.

Mrs. Rhoades after the trial stated when asked how she felt about the verdict was “I respect their decision”.

Sorry Mrs. Rhoades this is not respecting their decision or the fact everyone is or should be treated equally, with respect no matter what come before their name if anything.

Throughout this case Mrs. Rhoades all you have heard is the late great Senator James Rhoades and that because of who he is and his background he could make no error.

Mr. Rhoades made an error that evening and instead of admitting he is not perfect as no one is you continue to punished an innocent family as much as you can.

I ask myself what is going on in the Secret Society of our Government and will the people ever be free of it?

RHOADES FAMILY SLING LAW SUITS

February 18, 2011

RHOADES FAMILY SLING LAW SUITS

On October 17, 2008, PA State Senator James Rhoades was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Route 209 in Broadheadsville, PA whereas he passed away and his wife Edith Mary Rhoades was his passenger also severely injured.
Mr. Senavitis was driving the oncoming vehicle in this accident and was also severely injured in this motor vehicle. Mr. Senavitis was charge in this accident for cause and death of Senator Rhoades while intoxicated at 4X’s the legal limit as well as numerous other charges.

Yamila Yafar, the third vehicle involved was pulled on the shoulder of the road in which Senator Rhoades went around this vehicle then struck Mr. Senavitis in the oncoming lane sliding backwards hitting Ms. Yafar’s minivan.

Mr. Senavitis was imprisoned for this accident until put on trial in March of 2010 in which he was cleared of causing the accident and the death of State Senator James Rhoades but guilty of DUI and reckless endangerment which was appealed thereafter. He had spent 10 months in prison.

After the trial acquittal of Mr. Senavitis and the Rhoades and their defense claiming Yamila Yafar had no wrong doing or involvement in causing this accident the Rhoades family is now slinging law suits claiming differently.
Rhoades Family Law suits:

Mr. Senavitis for negligence in the manner in which he operated THE vehicle.

Ms. Yamila Yafar for negligence in causing this accident.

Then a third suit against Mrs. Senavitis for negligence in entrusting the vehicle to her husband.
Mr. Senavitis was driving a pick-up truck titled in Mrs. Senavitis’ name.

These are the law suits we are knowledgeable by the Rhoades family which were filed after the trial.

The week after the accident Mr. Senavitis had already obtained a lawyer for the accident knowing fully he was the victim of this accident and that Nationwide Insurance the carrier for Senator Rhoades was pushing for an immediate settlement on the vehicle and Mr. Senavitis’ injuries without the need for him to have an attorney.

One week prior to the trial Mr. Senavitis’ attorney pulled himself for representing Mr. Senavitis in this matter.
As for Yamila Yafar we have no information on her suits against any party other than he had already by compensated for her vehicle by Mr. Senavitis’ insurance company.

Mr. Senavitis’ insurance company reimbursed Yafar and Senator Rhoades for their vehicles after the accident as they were obligated by the Police Report and their Accident Reconstruction.

Mr. Senavitis has yet to be reimbursed for anything even after being acquitted.

RHOADES’S FAMILY PUSHING FOR ADDED CHARGES ON MR. SENAVITIS, JANUARY 2011.

SENATOR JIM RHOADES MEMORIAL BRIDGE: GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PA HOUSE BILL No.2614

I would like to state that Mr. Senavitis the accused of killing Senator James Rhoades went to trial for this in March 2010 and was acquited of the vehicular homicide as he did not cause the accident but infact the Senator himself was at fault for the accident which caused his own death.

Mr. Senavitis was guilty before proven innoccent and then proven innoccent by a jury only to remain guilty as you will see reading this House Bill No.2614 Session of 2010, as of June 18, 2010.

Special attention to (6) states HE WAS KILLED BY A DRUNK DRIVER.
(6) Rhoades died at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown
a day after being injured in an automobile accident near
Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. He was killed
by a drunk driver.

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE BILL No.2614 Session of 2010 INTRODUCED BY KNOWLES, McCALL, GOODMAN, SEIP, ADOLPH, BAKER,
BEAR, BENNINGHOFF, BEYER, BOYD, BRADFORD, BRENNAN, BROOKS,
CAUSER, CLYMER, DAY, DENLINGER, DiGIROLAMO, EACHUS, EVERETT,
FAIRCHILD, FLECK, FREEMAN, GABLER, GEIST, GEORGE, GROVE,
GRUCELA, HARHART, HELM, HENNESSEY, HESS, HICKERNELL,
M. KELLER, KILLION, KORTZ, MAJOR, MILLARD, MILLER, MIRABITO,
MOUL, MURT, MUSTIO, OBERLANDER, D. O’BRIEN, PASHINSKI, PAYNE,
PAYTON, PHILLIPS, PICKETT, PYLE, QUINN, READSHAW, REICHLEY,
ROCK, ROHRER, ROSS, SANTONI, SAYLOR, SCAVELLO, SIPTROTH,
SONNEY, STERN, SWANGER, TALLMAN, TRUE, TURZAI, VEREB, WATSON
AND YUDICHAK, JUNE 28, 2010

REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, JUNE 28, 2010 AN ACT Designating the State Street (SR4028) Bridge over the Schuylkill
River in Hamburg Borough and Tilden Township, Berks County,
as the Senator Jim Rhoades Memorial Bridge.

The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Senator Jim Rhoades Memorial Bridge.

(a) Findings.–The General Assembly finds and declares as follows:(1) James J. Rhoades was a Republican member of the Pennsylvania Senate who represented the 29th Senatorial
District from 1980 until his untimely death on October 18,
2008, at the age of 66. At the time of his death, he was
running for his eighth term in the Senate.

(2) Born December 5, 1941, in Waterbury, Connecticut, 123 456789 10 11 12 13 14 Rhoades graduated from East Stroudsburg University of
Pennsylvania in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree in education
and later earned a master’s degree in education from Lehigh
University in 1966.

(3) Rhoades began his professional career as a teacher
and football coach at the Pottsville and Mahanoy City high
schools. After seven years of teaching, Rhoades was appointed
as the principal of the Mahanoy Area Middle School. He served
as principal for ten years before his election to the
Pennsylvania Senate.

(4) As a former educator, Rhoades had an interest in
education issues and ultimately became chairman of the
Education Committee of the Senate. As chairman of that
committee, Rhoades had influence over almost all education
policy, including policy initiatives that led to the
Pennsylvania Safe Schools Act and the Head Start Supplemental
Assistance Program.

(5) Rhoades also served on the Appropriations,
Transportation, Law and Justice, and Environmental Resources
and Energy committees.

(6) Rhoades died at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown
a day after being injured in an automobile accident near
Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. He was killed
by a drunk driver.
(b) Signs.–The Department of Transportation shall erect and

maintain appropriate signs displaying the name of the bridge to
traffic in both directions.
Section 2. Effective date.

This act shall take effect in 60 days. 20100HB2614PN4001 -2

REPRESENTATIVE JERRY KNOWLES ON JUNE 7, 2010

TO:
All House Members
FROM:
Representative Jerry Knowles
I24th Legislative District
DATE:
June 7, 2010
SUBJECT:
Draft Legislation
Senator Jim Rhoades Memorial Bridge
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that will designate the State Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River in Hamburg Borough and Tilden Township, Berks County, as the Senator Jim Rhoades Memorial Bridge.
As most of you know, Jim was a Republican member ofthe Pennsylvania Senate who represented the 29th Senatorial District from 1980 until his untimely death on October 18, 2008, at the age of 66. At the time ofhis death, he was running for his eighth term in the Senate.
If you wish to co-sponsor this legislation, please contact Tracy Baker, in my Harrisburg office, at 787-9029.

DA DAVID CHRISTINE, TROOPER BEERS SENDING YAMILA YAFAR AWAY (VIDEO)

 

I would like to bring to  your attention several things the first is that in this video the truck (Unit 1) has already been moved off of the front of the Cadillac (Unit 2) onto the double yellow lines which place it completely in its own lane southbound. 

Secondly the only evidence brought before Magistrate Debby York by the Prosecution were three things

1. The Police Crash Report done by Fern Ridge State Police, signed and sworn to by Trooper Jason Beers.

2. The Corner’s Report proving Senator James Rhoades was deceased and died from blunt force trauma to the chest causing internal bleeding due to a motor vehicle accident.

3. Their blood alcohol evidence on Mr. Senavitis from blood at the hospital.

How this was enough relevant evidence after the three months the Prosecution had for Magistrate Debby York to have the charges against Mr. Senavitis to go forward is ridiculous.

Ms. Yamila Yafar showed up to this preliminary hearing and as you see in this video as soon as she started walking to the courthouse doors DA David Christine and Trooper Jason Beers snagged her moving her away and talking to her.  She then abruptly left the Courthouse never going in testify.

DA David Christine during the hearing after the three pieces of evidence stated above were revealed turned to ADA Colleen Mancuso for more evidence and she had stated that was all they had.

 

INJURIES THOMAS SENAVITIS SUFFERED FROM THE ACCIDENT OF 10-17-08 WHEN SENATOR JAMES RHOADES CROSSED LANES

Imagine yourself on your way home from picking your pay check up at work and the stopping to get it cash, all is well driving Southbound on SR 209 to return home with plans of going away that night for a four day weekend but as you enter onto the bridge just before the Beechwood Inn out of the blue your see the front grill of a car coming your way and slamming into you.  

The 1994 Chevrolet Silverado drive by Thomas Senavitis was not equipt with air bags and as he stated he was unsure if he had he seat belt. 

He was found lying across the floor of the truck, removed from the vehicle and put into the back of a West End Ambulance to have his injuries worked on,  from their a life flight came in a picked him up to take him to St. Lukes Hospital in Bethlehem.

Morning of 10-18-08 Hospital

Morning of 10-18-08 at Hospital

Surgically Placed Affixiator To Hold Bone Pieces Together

Surgically Placed Affixiator To Hold Bone Pieces Together

DA David Christine stated “with the alleged alcohol reading he should have been in a coma let alone be able to get in a motor vehicle” .  

The time of accident was about 6:30 PM on 10-17-08 and Mr. Senavitis brought to St. Luke hospital with multiple severe injuries through none of which life threatening if not operated on immediately,  he was operated on within 12 hours of the inital accident.   If Mr. Senavitis had any alcohol level protocal would have delayed the surgery until which time was safe from intoxication as the alcohol would create complications during surgery and anesthisia. 

Imagine yourself coming from anesthisia to in a hospital, being all drugged up and seeing a cage literally going through and around your leg.  Having difficulty speaking, eating and drinking due to severe injuries to the mouth go through the roof of your mouth up into the sinus passages.  

Once released home the care was constant having to continually change bandages and keep the wound clean and covered with medication which took more than one family member to do, to hold bandages from moving out of place, holding the leg up and wrapping it around all those rods, at the same time.

First Surgery Incision

First Surgery IncisionFive rods inserted into Mr. Senavitis' leg as plates were put in to hold all the bits and pieces of bone to gether as the tibia and fibia both broke and shattered into pieces.Ulcer From Injury

 Ulcers Mr. Senavitis developed on ankle and leg due to the severity of the internal damage to leg, ankle and foot.

 

Mr. Senavitis was severely bruised throughout his entire body, had his left elbow wripped open, several broken ribs on the left side which each rib broke in three pieces and a break in his back.

Right Arm Bruise

Right Arm Bruise

Left Elbow

Left Elbow

Facial Bruising

Facial Bruising

The second surgery on Mr. Senavitis’ leg entailed an incision on the inner side of his of his right leg the same size as on the outer side of his left when they removed the affixiator, put in another plate with screws holding bone pieces together and soft casting right away.

He went from the soft case to a hard cast and when the hard cast was removed he worn a moon boot to get used to putting his leg down for walking.  

He went from wheelchair to a walker to a moonboot, and just putting his leg through therapy and weening off the moonboot had his bail revoked in a outragous act by Carbon and Monroe County working together. 

He has not recovered from the leg and back injury and is imprison without proper medical treatment.   He is being victimized over and over in every way by the system and those controlling it.  

Also a note I would like to bring to everyone’s attention when imprisoned they were given no medical problems Mr. Senavitis was suffering but the prosection made it clear to the medical department of the prison that Mr. Senavitis needed to be medicated for withdraw in which Mr. Senavitis refused and never took.  He was seen twice a day for syptoms and a check on his withdraw and show absolutely none, never went through withdraw like the prosection was trying to get documented to make him out to be such a damage to himself and society and a alcoholic that could live without it.  

How much does one person have to endore especially when they are innocent.  He has been proven guilty without a chance to prove his innocense .   Every right has been taken from this man and the abuse continues daily for him.

It’s Never Too Late To Come Forward For Truth and Justice

The accident involving Senator James Rhoades, Mr. Senavitis and Yamila Yafar was on October 17, 2008 at around 6:30pm which was a Friday evening on SR 209 a heavily traveled 2 lane roadway with a small bridge in front of the Beachwood Inn, a bar and grill. 

In the Fern Ridge State Police Crash Report signed and sworn to by Trooper Officer Jason Beers is states for all three units involved “Trailing Units NONE”.   Yet one of the witnesses they have who claimes to be able to see whose tires crossed the yellow lines and whose did not was two car behind Senator James Rhoades. 

There are also several other witnesses whom spoke up about is and quickly changed to they don’t want to get involved, this is what subpoenaes are for. 

In news articles they state that the Chef of the Beechwood Inn heard the crash, told the owner there was a serious accident out front and them along with the patrons  in the Beechwood Inn were stuck there while rescue and removal was done and that they saw and watched what was going on.   They are all obvious witnesses to the resting spot of the vehicles and where the truck was moved to for rescue of Mrs. Edith Rhoades to the double yellow lines.

Although the Crash Reports states no trailing units they have a witness traveling northbound 2 cars behind Senator James Rhoades.  

Those who  know this stretch of roadway know how busy it is and on a Friday at 6:30 pm in the evening there obviously were alot of vehicles trailing behind all Units being witness to the accident itself and the final resting spot of the vehicles before they were moved. 

I know if this happened to you, you would want people to come forward.  It seems people these days just don’t want to get involved but for truth and justice should in any case no matter how big or small, how little you think the information you have is, it all helps in the end. 

Stand together and don’t let others hang for something they shouldn’t.  GOD BLESS ALL

UNIT 2 – 2006 CADILLAC DRIVEN BY SENATOR JAMES RHOADES

In the Police Report done by Fern Ridge State Police, Trooper Jason Beers and Corporal Douglas Shook of the Pennsylvania State Police CARS Unit, State Trooper Jason Beers makes indication of severe damage to the front of Unit 2 with a scuff mark on the driver’s side of the rear bumper.

Unit 2 Front End View

Unit 2 Front End View

If the impact happened as indicated int the Fern Ridge State Police Report the brunt of the damage would been the front with driver’s side getting the force of impact turning the vehicle clockwise instead of counter clockwise as they have documented and sworn to.

Unit 2 Driver's Side View

Unit 2 Driver's Side View

Unit 2 front took the brunt force of the impact more towards the passenger side turning the vehicle counter clockwise inducing more damage to the passenger side.  Also proving the resting point of Unit 1 being againt Unit 2’s front fender and passenger door, not resting in the center of the roadway.

Unit 2 Front Fender and Passenger Side

Unit 2 Front Fender and Passenger Side

As stated in the Fern ridge State Police Crash Report as Unit 2 rotated counter clockwise it then struck Unit 3 damaging Unit 3 and making a scuff mark on Unit 2’s rear driver’s side bumper.   You can see the scuff in white just under the driver’s side tail light and just next to that the bumper sticker saying RHOADES State Senator.

Unit 2 Rear End and Bumper

Unit 2 Rear End and Bumper

In this blog you will find the word by word account in the Fern Ridge State Police Crash Report, Unit 1 damages as well as further information concerning the going ons in this case.   If you read it all and pay close attention to what you are reading you will see how far they have gone to cover-up Senator James Rhoades and Yamila Yafar’s role in the creation/cause of the entire accident.  The one thing we have not been able to collect are photos of the damage to Yamila Yafar’s mini van which we are sorry for.  But please continued to follow up with fighting back1 as well as the others putting together the pieces to make you aware of the conspiracy and corruption with our county politicians, police, judicial system and the other that have been brought in to this.

UNIT 1 PICK-UP TRUCK DRIVEN BY THOMAS SENAVITIS

Unit l Front End View

Unit l Front End View

In the Police Report done by Fern Ridge State Police, Trooper Jason Beers, and Corporal Douglas Shook of the Pennsylvania CARS Unit, Unit l the pick-up truck driven by Mr. Senavitis impact head on with Unit 2 which was the Cadillac driven by Senator James Rhoades and the damage the Unit l was note as severe front end damage. 

Driver Side fo Unit l

Driver Side of Unit l

Driver's Side of Unit l

Driver's Side of Unit l

The impact  to the driver’s side front end of Unit l was so severe that it crumbled and even note the fold in the back corner of the extended cab.    This vehicle was completely totaled in everyway even snapping the driveshaft in half and shoving the tranmission up pushing into the cab of the vehicle.   Understand the damages to all units involved is very important as to what happened.   See Unit 2.

CAPTAIN JAMES MURTIN APPLAUDED YAMILA YAFAR

Yamila Yafar, the driver of the Ford Windstar minivan that was involved in the fatal accident that would claim the life of Pa. Sen. James Rhoades, talks to Monroe County District Attorney David Christine p

Vehicle #3 Minivan Yamila Yafar

Praise Yamila Yafar State Police Captain James Murtin did. He actually applauded her for a forbidden maneuver.

Not even a slap on the hand for committing several traffic violations, endangerment of a child [her own] , being a cause in a fatal accident and just outright ignorant in her actions.

At first it had been said she pulled over to attend her child and had also called 911 after the accident.  Then it went to and stayed to she pulled onto the bridge [an elevated structure, short and narrow] with adequately placed potential danger hazard signs to use her cell phone.  This call must have been life or death for Yamila Yafar because it was for Mr. Rhoades and in actuality for the rest involved including their families.  The Police Report states she never put her vehicle in park.  Was she actually pulled over or still in the act of?  Mr. Rhoades was late for his great award ceremony at Pleasant Valley School, he did secure them $100,000 for renovations for their stadium [football].

Yamila Yafar pulled in at Magistrate Debby York’s Courtroom Building while we were standing outside.  As she walked towards the building Yamila Yafar was approached by State Trooper Beers and County District Attorney David Christine.  They had a short conversation with Yamila Yafar then quickly sent her away. This incident was caught by Channel 16 WNEP who did air this action and the reporters which did publish a picture of them speaking outside.

Testifying under oath Officer Beers couldn’t recall specifics about the third vehicle or driver.  Without her presence there she was not available to testify for the Commonwealth which meant she wouldn’t be cross examined.  Convenient!

SENATOR J. RHOADES, YAMILA YAFAR AND THOMAS SENAVITIS – THE FERN RIDGE POLICE CRASH REPORT

If you actually take the time and read this carefully you will understand the fictional version created to protect Senator James Rhoades, his family and Yamila Yafar’s  dangerous act to use her cell phone.

                                    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

                                                Police Crash Report

 PA State Police – Fern Ridge Barracks

Investigator – Beers, Jason F            Badge – 10386

Reviewer – Dunleavy, James M       Badge –  07680

Approval Date of Report – 11-03-08

Accident Date – 10-17-08   Dispatch Time – 18:35 hrs

 Arrival Time – 18:55hrs

County – Monroe                Municipality – Chestnut Hill Twp

Weather Conditions – None    Illumination – Dusk   Road Surface – Dry

EMS Agency – West End

Number of Units – 003

Number of People – 005

Number of Injured- 002

Number of Killed – 001

Principal Road – State Highway – Route 209 – 2 Lanes of Travel

Speed Limit – 40 MPH   Orientation – SOUTH

Landmarks – 1:  Beechwood Inn Road – 66ft from

                      2:  Fairground Road

Latitude- 40 degrees, 54 minutes, 56 seconds, 467 decimals

Longitude – 75 degrees, 26 minutes, 05 seconds, 068 decimals

Lane Closed – Fully   Direction – North & South   Time Closed – 1-3hrs

 Unit Number 001 – 1994 Chevrolet Silverado Pick Up, Green

Driver – Thomas Senavitis    Owner – Dolores Senavitis

Driver Physical Condition – Unknown

Driver Restrictions Compliance – No Restrictions

Safety Equipment 1 – Unknown    Safety Equipment 2 – No Airbag

ALCOHOL/DRUG SUSPECTED – ALCOHOL   TEST TYPE – BLOOD

ALCOHOL TEST RESULTS – UNKNOWN RESULTS  (AS OF 12-01-08, 10:10AM)

DRUG TEST TYPE – BLOOD   RESULTS – NONE

DRIVER ACTION – DRIVING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD

AVOIDANCE MANEUVER – UNKNOWN

PERSON CHARGED – Yes     CODE VIOLATION – 3309

Direction of Travel – South   Vehicle Position – ONCOMING TRAFFIC LANE

Vehicle Movement – Going Straight    Impact Point – 1 O’CLOCK

Damage – Disabled   Gradient – Level   Road Alignment – Straight

Extrication – Not Applicable

Vehicle Failure – NONE    Removal of Unit – Towed

TRAILING UNITS – NONE

 Unit Number 002 – 2006 Cadillac DTS, Black 

SPECIAL USAGE – NOT APPLICABLE

Driver/Owner – James Rhoades    Passenger – Mary Edith Rhoades

Driver Physical Condition – Unknown

SAFETY EQUIPMENT 1 – DRIVER & PASSENGER – LAP AND SHOULDER

BELT USED (STILL INTECT IN AFTER ACCIDENT PHOTOS, IF USED WOULD HAVE BEEN CUT DURING EXTRICATION)

Safety Equipment 2:  Driver and Passenger Side Air Bags Deployed

DRIVER RESTRICTIONS COMPLIANCE – UNKNOWN COMPLIANCE

ALCOHOL/DRUG SUSPECTED – NO    

ALCOHOL TEST TYPE – TEST NOT GIVEN

DRUG TEST TYPE – NONE   RESULTS – NO TEST GIVEN

DRIVER ACTION – NO CONTRIBUTING ACTION

AVOIDANCE MANEUVER – UNKNOWN

PERSON CHARGED – NO   CODE VIOLATION – NONE

Direction of Travel – North    VEHICLE POSITION – RIGHT LANE “CURB”

VEHICLE MOVEMENT – GOING STRAIGHT    IMPACT POINT – 1 O’CLOCK

Damage – Disabled   Gradient – Level    ROAD ALIGNMENT – STRAIGHT

Extrication Driver James Rhoades – By Mechanical Means

Extrication Passenger Mary Edith Rhoades – By Mechanical Means

Vehicle Failure – None    Removal of Unit – Towed

TRAILING UNITS – NONE

 Unit Number 003 – 1996 Ford Windstar Minivan, Green

Driver – Yamila Yafar    Passenger – Juleanne Steinmetz  DOB – 9-05-08

Vehicle Owner – Silvia Yafar

Driver Physical Condition – Apparently Normal

Safety Equipment 1 – Driver Yamila Lap and Shoulder Belt Used

Safety Equipment 1 – Passenger Juleanne Steinmetz Child Safety Seat Used ,

Second Row, Left Side or Motorcycle Passenger

Driver Restrictions Compliance – No Restrictions

ALCOHOL/DRUGS SUSPECTED – NO

ALCOHOL TEST TYPE – TEST NOT GIVEN

DRUG TEST TYPE – NONE   RESULTS – NO TEST GIVEN

PERSON CHARGED – NO   CODE VIOLATION – NONE

DRIVER ACTION – NO CONTRIBUTING ACTION

AVOIDANCE MANEURER – NO AVOIDANCE MANEUVER

Direction of Travel – North   VEHICLE POSITION – SHOULDER RIGHT

VEHICLE MOVEMENT – OTHER     IMPACT POINT – 10 O’CLOCK

Damage – Functional    Gradient – Level   ROAD ALIGNMENT – STRAIGHT

Vehicle Failure – None    Removal of Unit – Driven Away

TRAILING UNITS – NONE

 WITNESS 1 – Al Guevara Jr. – Allentown, PA

WITNESS 2 – Eric K. Golab – Kunkletown, PA

 Crash Synopsis:

UNIT 3 TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON SR 209.  UNIT 2 WAS FOLLOWING UNIT 3.  UNIT 1 was traveling southbound.  UNIT 3  then PULLED OFF the northbound lane ONTO the northbound SHOULDER.  Unit 2 and Unit 1 collided to the left of Unit 3.  Unit 2 then struck Unit 3 as a result of the collision with Unit 1.  Operator 3 and the passenger of Unit 3 appeared to be uninjured.  Operator 2 and the passenger of Unit 2 along with Operator 1 were injured and flown from the scene.

 AT THIS POINT, THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES TO DETERMINE WHICH UNIT IS AT FAULT FOR THE CRASH.   (12-01-2008 at 10:10AM)

 Narrative:

The location of this three vehicle crash is on a TWO LANE CONCRETE BRIDGE on SR 209, which is approximately 66 feet East of Beechwood Inn Road.  At this location, SR 209 travels in a North/South direction.  The roadway was DRY and had CLEARLY MARKED DOUBLE YELLOW CENTER LINE AND WHITE FOG LINES.  There were no adverse weather conditions at the time.  THE FINAL RESTING POINT OF UNIT 1 AND 2 WAS ON THE CENTER OF THE ROADWAY.  UNIT 3 WAS DRIVEN A FEW FEET NORTH BY OPERATOR 3 FROM ITS FINAL RESTING POINT AFTER THE COLLISION.  UNIT 3 WAS PARKED ON THE NORTHBOUND SHOULDER UPON MY ARRIVAL (Officer Jason Beers). 

 This three vehicle crash occurred as Unit 1 was traveling South on Sr 209.  UNIT 2 AND 3 WERE TRAVELING NORTH.  UNIT 3 PULLED OFF OF THE ROADWAY ONTO THE NORTHBOUND SHOULDER.  As Unit 2 was passing Unit 3 on the left, Unit 2 collided with Unit 1 ON THE NORTHBOUND LANE HEAD ON.  This impact caused unit 2 to spin counter-clockwise and the left side of the rear bumper of Unit 2 collided with the left side of Unit 3.  UNIT 1 AND UNIT 2 CAME TO A FINAL UNCONTROLLED REST ON THE CENTER OF SR 209.  Unit 3 was driven from its final rest a few feet North by Operator 2. 

 This Trooper (Officer Jason Beers) examined Units 1, 2 & 3 at the scene and observed the following:

 I OBSERVED THAT UNIT 1 HAD MAJOR  DAMAGE TO THE FRONT.

I observed that Unit 2 had major damage to the front and a scuff mark on the left side of the rear bumper. 

 I observed damage to the left side of Unit 3.

 Upon arrival at the scene, Operator 2 and the passenger of Unit 2 (Mr. & Mrs. J. Rhoades) were being extracted by West End Fire Co.  Operator 1 (Mr. Senavitis) was being treated for injuries inside a West End ambulance.  I was unable to interview Operator I on scene, due to his injuries and need of medical attention.  I IDENTIFIED OPERATOR 1 VIA A DRIVERS LISENCE.  Upon Operator 2 and passenger of Unit 2 being extracated, I was unable to interview either of them due to their injuries and need of medical attention.  I IDENTIFIED OPERATOR 2 AND PASSENGER OF UNIT 2 THROUGH WEST END EMT’s.    

 On 10-17-08 at approx. 1900 hours, I interviewed Witness 1 (Al Guevera of Allentown, PA) on the scene.  He stated HE SAW UNIT 3 PULL ONTO THE NORTHBOUND SHOULDER TO USE HER CELL PHONE.  He stated there was A FEW SECONDS BEFORE UNIT 2 PASSED IT.  He stated he then SAW AND HEARD UNIT 2 AND UNIT 1 COLLIDE WITH EACH OTHER.  He stated Unit 2 then collided with Unit 3.

 On 10-17-08 at approx. 1910 hours, I (Officer Jason Beers) interviewed Operator 3 on scene.  She stated SHE PULLED ONTO THE NORTHBOUND SHOULDER OF THE ROAD TO USE HER CELL PHONE.  She stated SHE CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP AND DID NOT EVEN PUT HER VEHICLE INTO PARK WHEN SHE HEARD THE CRASH occur to the left of her.  She stated her vehicle was struck by Unit 2 AFTER UNIT 2 WAS STRUCK BY UNIT 1.  She stated she then PULLED HER VEHICLE UP A FEW FEET in case Units 1 & 2 caught on fire.  She stated she checked on her baby then called 911.

 Units 1 & 2 were towed by MATTS Towing back to MATTS impound yard.

 ASSISTING AT THE SCENE WERE SGT. ROBERT CASTNER, CPL.KEVIN FLANNERLY AND TROOPER VITO CUSUMANO OF PSP FERN RIDGE.  ALSO ASSISTING WERE THE WEST END FIRE/RESCUE AND EMS.

 On 10-17-08 at approx. 2300 HOURS, I (Officer Jason Beers) interviewed WEST END  EMT, CHARLES (NMN) FRANTZ (DOB 2-7-75, 50 Ransberry Ave. East Stroudsburg PA 18301).  He stated he was treating Operator 1 on the scene for injuries, he noticed the odor of AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE EMITTING FROM OPERATOR 1’S BREATH OR BODY. 

 Operator’s 1, 2 & 3 were all identified through Pennsylvania J-NET using the name’s and date of birth that I received at the scene.  A check of the operator’ driving records she that they had valid drivers’ licenses.

 On 10-18-08 at 0935 hours, Operator 2 was pronounced dead at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp. By Arjumand ALI. MD.  Operator 2’s death was caused by multiple blunt force trauma, due to a motor vehicle accident; the manner of death was ruled accidental.  (A copy of the death letter w3as mailed to me (Officer Jason Beers) by Coroner, Scott M. GRIM, D-ABMDI.  Death notification was made to the next of kin via Lehigh County Coroner.

On 10-18-08, myself (Officer Jason Beers) and Cpt. Kevin FLANNERLY assisted Cpt. Douglas SHOOK of the PSP CARS Unit with TAKING MEASUREMENT OF THE CRASH SCENE. 

 On 10-18-08, at approx. 1830 hours, I (Officer Jason Beers) interviewed WITNESS 2(Eric K. Golab).  He stated he WAS TRAVELING NORTH ON SR 209 and was the SECOND VEHICLE BEHIND UNIT 2.  He stated he SAW Unit 3 PULLED ON THE NORTHBOUND SHOULD OF SR 209.  He state UNIT 2 VEERED TO THE LEFT WHEN IT PASSED UNIT 3.  He stated UNIT 2 DID NOT DRIVE OVER THE DOUBLE YELLOW LINES INTO THE SOUTHBOUND LANE.   He state HE SAW UNIT 1 VEER TOWARDS THE NORTHBOUND LANE, CROSS THE DOUBLE YELLOW LINES AND ENTER THE NORTHBOUND LANE.  He stated HE SAW UNIT 2 SWERVE TO THE RIGHT, AWAY FROM UNIT 1 BUT STILL GOT STRUCK.  He stated Unit 2 then struck Unit 3.  He stated HE APPROACHED UNIT 1 (pick up truck driven by Mr. Senavitis) and saw Operator 1 lying across the floor of Unit 1.

 ON 10-21-08, A SEARCH WARRANT WAS OBTAINED TO SEIZE THE MEDICAL RECORDS OF OPERATOR 1 FROM ST. LUKES HOSPITAL, BETHLEHEM. PA.  A TOXICOLOGY REPORT ONLY LISTED THE MEDICAL BLOOD RESULTS.  ON 10-22-08 ANOTHER SEARCH WARRANT WAS OBTAINED TO SEIZE THE ACTUAL BLOOD OF OPERATOR 1 FROM ST. LUKES HOSPITAL.  THE BLOOD WAS SEIZED AND TRANSPORTED TO PSP WYOMING LAB FOR TESTING.  THE BAC RESULTS ARE PENDING.  (12-01-08 10:10AM), 

On 10-27-08 at 1111hours, I (Officer Jason Beers) interviewed the passenger of Unit 2 (Mary Edith Rhoades).  She stated that the LAST THING SHE REMEMBERED WAS OPERATOR 2 SHOUT SOMETHING LIKE “HOLD ON” or “ WATCH OUT”.   She stated the next thing SHE REMEMBER SEEING HEADLIGHTS COMING AT HER IN THE NORTHBOUND LANE.  She stated the headlights looked to be higher than Unit 2.  She stated she then felt the impact of the crash.  She stated the next thing she remembers was the fire and EMT’s trying to get her out of the car.  She stated she heard somebody asking operator 2 (Senator James Rhoades) questions.

On 10-27-08 at 1402 hours, I (Officer Jason Beers) interviewed Operator 1.  He stated he was on his way home from his employer which is Midas in Stroudsburg, PA.  He stated he had cashed his check at PNC bank which is near Midas.  He stated all he remembers is driving and seeing a car in front of him coming at him.  He stated there was no one else is Unit 1 with him.  He stated he is unsure if he was wearing a seatbelt.  I asked Operator 1 if he remembered what lane the car was coming at him was in.  He stated the car was in his lane. 

 This incident was logged on the PSP I-Net in accordance with FR-6-4. 

A Notice of Crash Investigation was mailed to Operator 1.  A NOTICE OF CRASH INVESTIGATION ALONG WITH VICTIM/WITNESS ASSISTANCE GUIDES WERE MAILED TO THE OPERATOR 2’S WIFE AND OPERATOR 3.

 A NEWS RELEASE WAS PREPARED AND SUBMITTED.  (12-1-08 l0:l0AM this was printed by PA State Police – Fern Ridge)

 THIS POLICE REPORT WAS WRITTEN BY PA STATE TROOPER JASON BEERS AND REVIEWED/APPROVED BY JAMES M. DUNLEAVY.    NOT TO FORGET THOSE WHO ASSISTED AT THE SCENE, SGT. ROBERT CASTNER, CPL KEVIN FLANNERLY, TROOPER VITO CUSUMANO OF PSP FERN RIDGE,  WEST END FIRE/RESCUE AND EMS.   JUST SO WE KNOW ALL INVOLVED IN THE REPORT COMMITTING PERJURY, COVER-UP, CONSPIRACY AND CORRUPTION AGAINST US THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYVANIA AND WELL AS CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.   THIS CASE USING MR. AND MRS. SENAVITIS FOR THEIR SCAPGOATS.