Driver Struck Giant Carts Collector Who Was ‘In His Way,’ Police Say

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Lower Saucon Township Police say an upper Bucks County man was charged with a motor vehicle code violation after he allegedly backed into a Giant Food Store employee in the parking lot outside the supermarket at 1880 Leithsville Road Monday.Giant

In a news release, police said Martin Staff, of the 2500 block of Old Bethlehem Road, Springfield Township, told them the carts collector was “in his way” as he was backing out of a parking space.

Police said Staff left the scene following the accident–which happened at around 5:50 p.m.–and was later identified.

Staff was charged with “limitations on backing,” they added.

The news release didn’t indicate whether the carts collector suffered any injuries in the accident.


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Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is the owner, publisher and editor of Saucon Source. A Lehigh Valley native, he's covered local news since 2005 and previously worked for Berks-Mont News and AOL/Patch. Contact him at josh@sauconsource.com.


  • Wouldn’t that be considered a “hit and run” if he left the scene? And isn’t a human life worth more than a “He was in my way”? At the very least he could have said he didn’t see the employee as he was backing up.

  • I was at the Hellertown Giant just after the incident occurred, and spoke with Ian, the carts collector in question. He was not injured, but in his own words he did “catch air” when the idiot backed into him. Frankly, I think that a traffic ticket doesn’t even go as far as a slap on the wrist. “He was in my way” suggests that Mr. Staff, the idiot who was driving that white Prius, couldn’t care less about what happened. If it were me, I’d give him jail time.

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