Conner Forsythe Injured in Car Accident on Rt 28 in Clover Township, PA
Clover Township, PA — October 26, 2022, 18-year-old Conner Forsythe was seriously injured in a traffic accident on State Route 28 in Jefferson County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 10:55 a.m. on Route 28. Preliminary investigation suggests Forsythe was driving a Chevy Cobalt south on the roadway when he lost control and the car started to spin. It hit the east guardrail and continued south while spinning, then hit a northbound Ford vehicle driven by 41-year-old Jesse Greeley.
Responders extricated Forsythe from the Cobalt and transported him to an area hospital for treatment of suspected major injuries. Greeley was unhurt.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Conner Forsythe Accident in Clover Twp
Early reports about this accident only say that a young driver lost control, spun out, and crashed into another vehicle. Police apparently issued him a citation, but before anyone writes the whole thing off to teen recklessness it's important to consider where there's more to the story.
For instance, I can't help but notice that the vehicle that went out of control was the infamous Chevy Cobalt. Many may recall that car featured heavily in 2014's GM ignition switch recall. For those who don't know or remember, that involved millions of GM and Chevrolet vehicles recalled because they could randomly lose power over little more than a heavy or jiggled keyring. Vehicles in motion, most notoriously the Cobalt, would suddenly lose access to power steering, anti-lock brakes, and safety measures--most of the things they needed to avoid or survive a wreck.
That defect killed over a hundred people and wounded countless others before the dots were finally connected, yet in the meantime how many of those drivers were unfairly blamed for their crashes? I don't know that's what happened in Pennsylvania, but the possibility that things aren't what they seem deserves a full investigation. Will police take the time and care needed to be sure everyone gets the truth?