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Overturned Jeep's Bumper Sticker: 'If You Can Read This, Flip Me Over'

Crash at Coolidge and Bay Avenues

A bumper sticker took on a new meaning in an accident reported at 8 p.m. Sunday on Coolidge and Bay Avenue in Toms River.

The East Dover accident involved an overturned Jeep, with the bumper sticker “If you can read this, flip me over.”

A 1999 Ford Escort driven by Michael Palmieri, 36, of Toms River was eastbound on Bay Avenue when it collided with a 1996 Jeep driving that was westbound on Bay Avenue turned left onto Coolidge Avenue, said Chief Michael Mastronardy.  The jeep overturned after the vehicles collided. 

The Jeep was driven by James Twaddle, 25, of Seaside Park.

The irony of the bumper sticker was not lost on the officer that responded to the scene, said Mastronardy.

“Ironically, Officer Victor Tamaro quickly observed on the back window of the overturned Jeep was written ‘If you can read this, flip me over.’

Mastronardy said neither driver was injured.

Toms River Traffic Safety officer Eugene Bachonski is investigating the accident.

1stcav November 03, 2011 at 06:22 PM
Jeep, almost as wide as they are tall, center of gravity on the edge of tip over at all times. Don't push the envolope or you will have this same problem...if you own one might as well turn the license plate upside down too , on the rear anyway...
. November 03, 2011 at 06:40 PM
They don't just flip over without reason.
clamdigger November 04, 2011 at 10:43 AM
I've seen that bumper sticker on many 4x4's, the owner probably does some off roading.
M November 16, 2011 at 04:36 PM
More likely, a lot of off-roading. There's a big market for funny 4x4 stickers (an even bigger market for unfunny ones :p)
Sue November 20, 2013 at 07:21 AM
The cell phone made him do it.

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