disaster Car explosion in Allentown, PA (VIDEO)

A car exploded on my street yesterday and my friend's father recorded it and sent it to me. You can see body parts laying down. He spotted two legs and a mangled body. Though he didn't get too close.
I uploaded the video to LiveLeak because i don't know how to upload it here. Also this is my first post!

EDIT: Here is a news report Three men killed in Pennsylvania car explosion, officials say

 

guyme91 📦🔒

Kinky weirdo ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Fuck, I live in the Lehigh Valley and I drive Uber on Friday and Saturday nights. I passed through Allentown on Saturday night a few hours after this happened. I'm very glad I wasn't nearby when it happened. I avoid Allentown as much as I can and it seems like I'm making a wise choice.
 

guyme91 📦🔒

Kinky weirdo ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Why avoid the area?, bearing in mind the OP stays on the street it happened.... :popcorn:
There are some not so nice areas in Allentown. Plus there are tons of traffic lights and it takes a long time to get down a street. I can earn more on rides elsewhere since I won't get stuck at intersections as much. Plus a lot of the people take very short rides in Allentown which I don't earn much on and they very rarely tip. I prefer to get most of my rides in Bethlehem which is one city over from Allentown where people come from all over the Lehigh valley on Friday and Saturday nights. I get longer, more quality rides and more tips in Bethlehem.

Oddly enough, on the same road that this took place (Turner street) I had something hit my windshield and damage it a few months back. It was right around this same area. I checked my dash cam footage and couldn't see what hit my windshield, but it sure seemed like more than a rock thrown into the air by the car that was way ahead of me.
 

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handsome and approachable...
Its interesting to me to hear stories reagarding the area that crimes are/have been comitted.

Did you keep the rock/stone footage?, would this put you off working in that area?...
 

guyme91 📦🔒

Kinky weirdo ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Its interesting to me to hear stories reagarding the area that crimes are/have been comitted.

Did you keep the rock/stone footage?, would this put you off working in that area?...
I don't have the rock, whatever hit my windshield must have bounced off and is gone. The weird thing is that the damage was all on the inside of the windshield. I did keep the video of it. I'm uploading it to Youtube now and will clip it down to just the part where the damage took place/that specific road. For now here is a photo of the damage:
 

guyme91 📦🔒

Kinky weirdo ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Here is the video. You can't see the damage take place very well since my air freshener is in the way and the damage was off to the left a bit. 5 seconds after the damage took place I am at the spot where that car exploded.
 
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hugowayzern

NewbieX
The police won't let me go back home. They are still blocking the street. I guess they knew of my on-line presence because shortly after this post they asked everyone to leave their homes while a clean up crew and investigators were looking for other body parts that might have flew. Currently they have us at a fucking elementary school make shift rescues center. I just want to go home. Though i live 4 house down from where the explosion was.
 

msr

Here pikey pikey, swallow mah cawk.
Short Bussed
(ALLENTOWN, Pa.) — Authorities said Monday that the three people who died in a car explosion in downtown Allentown, including a father and his toddler son, all knew each other, but the cause of the explosion remained under investigation.

The Lehigh County coroner identified the three dead as Jacob Schmoyer, 26, and his 2-year-old son Jonathan Schmoyer, as well as David Hillman, 66— who was a friend of the older Schmoyer, authorities said. Don Robinson, special agent in charge with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, declined to talk about a possible motive or a cause of the explosion.

“Obviously we are dealing with an explosion — that could be anything from an accident to a device, an explosive device,” Robinson said Monday.

But on Sunday, District Attorney James Martin told reporters at a news conference that he believed there had been a crime.

“We know there’s been a criminal incident,” District Attorney James Martin told reporters at a news conference Sunday. “We have a high degree of confidence that the perpetrator was probably killed in the incident.”

Martin did not speak at the press conference Monday, and it was unclear whether ATF investigators believed either man had purposely caused the explosion.

Investigators returned to the area of the explosion early Monday with about 30 of them combing the scene, most of them from the ATF. Some wore hazmat suits.

Robinson said agents had removed three cars to continue examining evidence, but said the scene would likely be cleared later Monday.

The three were found dead after the 9:30 p.m. Saturday blast, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim. He said the three died from traumatic injuries related to the explosion.

Officials said the blast was believed to have been an isolated incident with no ongoing threat to the public.

Authorities released no information about the possible cause of the blast, including whether it was a bomb, but Martin said “loads of us in law enforcement” are confident “this was A. an isolated incident and B. there’s no continuing threat.”

Authorities are seeking the public’s help and asked anyone with information to call the ATF.

Resident Carlos Perodin told The Morning Call of Allentown that he was watching a movie with his wife when he heard a thunderous explosion and went to the scene.

“The fire was crazy,” he said. “The car was pretty much split in half.”

Stephanie Connelly, who saw the aftermath of the explosion, told The Morning Call that she saw body parts strewn across the street.

A bus station was turned into a makeshift command center with armored vehicles, dozens of police cruisers, mobile command units and even portable bathrooms, the paper reported. Several portable tents were also erected for evidence processing.

Residents were asked to avoid the area, and people who live nearby were asked to shelter in place. A shelter was set up at an elementary school.



 
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