Motorist Caught On Tape Driving Wrong Way On Route 309

HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – What would you do if you spotted someone going full speed the wrong way on the highway?
Adam Zurek went for his cell phone camera and taped the frightening ordeal. Randall Moyer called 911.
“I quickly motioned for her to stop and at that point, I could see she was terrified and she just grabbed the steering wheel and gunned it,” Moyer said.
Police identified the driver as 68-year-old Evelyn Carboni of Perkasie. The incident happened at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on Route 309. Police say Carboni covered about a four-mile stretch from Telford to Souderton. Eyewitnesses say Carboni drove in the breakdown lane of the northbound side at speeds between 55-60 mph.
Watch Zurek’s video…

Moyer added, “All I could see was traffic coming and just moving left and right to avoid her. She hit the median several times.”
Officer Jerry Fish with the Hilltown Township Police Department was the first to respond.
“I was waving at her and she finally looked over at me. Thank God, she came to a stop,” Officer Fish said.
Carboni told Officer Fish she was on her way to a doctor’s appointment and she thought she was turning into the hospital parking lot. Instead, Carboni had actually turned onto the North-bound off-ramp of Route 309.
Last October, another elderly driver was caught on tape driving the wrong way on I-95. Several accidents were reported then. This time, miraculously there were no reports of accidents and no one was injured.
Officer Fish said, “I don’t know how she did it. She didn’t even seem frazzled at all. In fact, she was actually getting upset at me because I kept questioning her mental status. She said there’s nothing wrong with her and she said she knew she was going the wrong way, she was just trying to find the exit.”
Carboni was admitted to hospital overnight for “evaluation.” Carboni was not cited yet as police say their investigation is continuing.
In the meantime, police say Carboni will not drive again until she is re-tested for her driver’s license by PennDOT.

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Reported by Elizabeth Hur, CBS 3

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One Comment

  1. Robb says:

    How about mandatory testing of ALL drivers? Lisa, it’s just not senior drivers who are reckless. Take the thirtysomething guy yesterday who passed me on the right shoulder going 55 miles per hour. Or the twentysomething woman who made a right hand turn at a light this morning from the left lane. Hardly safe driving there and these folks aren’t elderly.

  2. CR Ingram says:

    Story is so hard to listen to. My son was killed in Phil. on Thanksgiving morning. A driver going “fast”, the wrong way on the interstate. How do you get on the wrong way? I don’t understand how this can happen. Thank God no one way hurt this time.

  3. Lisa says:

    Wait a minute– why are the the above replies about the videographer, and not the driver going the wrong way?? Why aren’t charges being filed against the driver? How about mandatory re-testing ALL senior drivers?

  4. Joe P says:


  5. Robb says:

    Um, how about the fact that the driver who shot this video was videotaping while driving in a rainstorm? Probably not the best idea.

  6. Greg says:

    In todays times you cant do anything without someone behind you snapping a picture of you or using there Camera video phone. There are strange people that even do it on the street or in the store. Who knows what they do with it at night.

  7. Cell phone says:

    Oh please. Im sure the two of you use your cell phone while driving.So your saying if you saw a crime happen while driving you wouldn’t video tape it and give it to the police for evidence?

  8. Jeffrey Hosbach says:

    What about the cell phone while driving?????

    1. Al Brown says:

      So What?

  9. Issue A Ticket says:

    Why aren’t charges expected to be filed. At least charge the driving videographer. While the video was great footage Adam Zurek should be charged for driving carelessly. Drivers aren’t allowed to talk on the phone or text yet this guy gets away with videotaping on a highway during a rainstorm. Sounds like driving under unsafe conditions to me.

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