Accident causes extensive damage

By Matt Coughlin
February 22, 2001

On Feb. 13, David Mackay, a senior, was involved in a one-car accident on Cabrini Drive East, the main driveway. Mackay’s 2001 Jetta slid off the road while headed off campus. The Volkswagen went out of control and into the trees by the side of the road. The accident occurred at approximately 1:15 p.m.

Mackay was uninjured in the accident. However, the car “sustained major damage to both front fenders and both front doors,” and the front axle was broken according to the Radnor Township police report. Inspector Calloway filed the report.

According to Charlie Schaffner, director of public safety, the driver has been issued a citation for reckless driving, which carries a $75 fine. Mackay has also had his on-campus driving privileges revoked.

Apparently Mackay has been cited for traffic violations by public safety before.

“At this point it’s not a good idea to have him driving around on campus,” Schaffner said. When reviewing the incident, Schaffner estimated the speed of the vehicle to be approximately 50 mph. The posted limit is 15 mph.

According to the report, Mackay told police that a vehicle entered his lane, which caused him to turn abruptly and lose control of the car.

Radnor Police cited Mackay for driving too fast for the conditions.

“From the extensive damage and the distance of loss of control Mackay was driving too fast for the damp conditions,” the report said.

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