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Ferrari Driver Taken to Hospital After Late Night Crash in Peckville

PECKVILLE -- A crash that sent a driver to the hospital in Lackawanna County is under investigation.

A Ferrari was cut in half after hitting a parked car and tree on Gino Merli Drive in Peckville just after 12 a.m. on Monday.

The driver, Ken Santarelli, 51, from Peckville, was taken to the hospital.

Authorities haven't said how he is doing after the smash-up in Lackawanna County.

75 comments

  • III%

    Pretty obvious this was no fender bender speed was the factor but I have a feeling this is about all the info that will be made public seems the individual that was driving was a prominent person and we know how that goes……….

    • Donna Kennedy

      Honestly, I think people should be more concerned with the driver…and hoping and praying he makes it and for his family as well. I don’t have time for “ignorant” comments and won’t feed into the typical stupidity.

  • Donna Kennedy

    I was driving in the opposite direction at the time and he FLEW by me. The REASON why his car was split in 2 and he totaled the parked car was….he HAD to be doing close to 100 mph. Going that fast ANYWHERE…let alone down a road where people live and in the rain is something you’d expect from a 20 something year old….not a “respectable” 51 year old father of 3. Sorry but I have NO COMPASSION for someone who a) disregards the rules of the road and b) disregards the safety of others.

    • Sinbad

      This screen name has turned up more than once on here, not saying that you are lying about your experience, but it is usually something about a traffic accident involving motorcycles when I notice “Donna Kennedy” making the comments in the past. I might be a moron or autistic as you’ve previously pointed out. Thank you for being you.

      • Donna Kennedy

        In case you aren’t aware of this fact, Donna Kennedy is a very common name in the United States of America. Go on Facebook and do a search for my name. Personally, I don’t care what you or anyone else thinks or says. All I know is what I saw. Not continuing with this conversation because with some people, it’s pointless. Have a good evening.

    • Patti

      U should not jump to conclusions. Could have been mechanical problem, throttle issue. U do not know what really happened. Try not 2 post one sided negative comments. This man has children & family. God Bless the Santarelli Family. Praying for Kenny!🙏

  • banananas

    Looks like a 2002 Modena Spider with the upgraded Challenge Stradle/Enzo style brakes. It kind of doesn’t make sense unless you’ve worked on them, but this car was upgraded at some point. To own something like that? You really have to know your stuff, and I hope that the driver is okay. Slick roads can get the best of any of us in any car. Judging by how intact the driver’s seat looks, that car was cut apart by an invention of George Hurst called “The Jaws of Life”. They are mostly aluminum vehicles and are designed to keep the passenger area intact while separating from the engine, just like F1 cars do in bad crashes. This seems drummed up as the rear sub-structure is still attached. He could’ve swerved to miss a deer and hit one of PA’s infamous potholes that our outlandish taxes go to in a hurry.

  • 🤔

    Jealousy is a sin btw. We all need to be grateful for what we do have and not be concerned with what others have.

  • Billy graham

    He certainly allowed it to happen, didn’t he? If those people that died were Christians they’re with Jesus today. Why do people that mock and deny God always ask why God allowed something to happen? If you can’t answer your own question, you need to repent and find Jesus.

  • 🤔

    Who cares what kind of car he was driving? The point of the matter is he was seriously injured. We should all be praying this man makes it. Who knows how bad the injuries are. I know I’ll be praying he makes a full recovery and for his family to have strength through all of this.

  • Jen

    No the reason I don’t want to see is bc I have a heart my cousin was killed in an accident I understand how the family feels having this man hurting n people making comments n criticizing him making judgements when no one knows wut happened yet……..if that was Ur family member believe me u wouldn’t want anyone to see it

  • Texas ranger

    And we can bet that you’ll never be a successful business man like he is. Oh well, sucks to be you. Maybe you and the pot smoker can start your own dope business.

  • Texas ranger

    Did that make you feel better saying that? Does your parole agent know you have a smart phone? How much longer is that PFA order against you?

  • I Know Better

    Hey Dufus. It’s maybe a $60-80,000 car. Do you have any clue how many 4×4 trucks are running around NEPA that are that much too?

    • Not All true

      Your point? The point I was making is that its a 13 year old vehicle worth more than a brand new pickup. It serves only one role, can’t haul lumber, a boat, a trailer, an ATV. Minimal use during the winter if the owner should dare take it out. I highly doubt that that 360 was his daily driver or only vehicle. Lets be real here. By all means resorts to name calling. You can’t have a civil discussion about facts. NEPA in a nutshell.

    • papokergod

      OFFICER DUFUS actual quote and words. “How many people around here can afford a Ferrari?” was the point. PLENTY can afford one. Why? Because PLENTY can afford a brand new truck. Also, PLENTY people buy them just to have them not to actually use them as a work truck.
      And “Dufus” is in his own name “Officer Dufus”. Typical can’t read NEPA BS.

    • Work for it

      Hey, not all true: Let’s do a little poll here. For one week, everyone needs to take note how many huge diesel trucks are rolling down the road empty, and not towing anything. Next, take note how many brand-new Suburbans are doing the same, with only one person in them. This poor guy happens to like Italian cars and could afford one, and people are acting like he’s Elon Musk. He can’t help it if some people are lazy and settle for crap jobs. Jealous much?

    • Not All true

      Not jealous at all. Assumptions are good though, continue on with them. “PLENTY can afford one. Why? Because PLENTY can afford a brand new truck.” Assuming every truck you pass on the road is “new” and also assuming every truck you pass is max trim. Please. Lets not also discuss the insurance differences or maintenance costs. “For one week, everyone needs to take note how many huge diesel trucks are rolling down the road empty, and not towing anything. Next, take note how many brand-new Suburbans are doing the same, with only one person in them.” Again because a lot of these vehicles are the only vehicles people have to accommodate multiple needs through out its usefulness. You can argue all day long that “Oh well its a waste”. At the end of the day a 50K Suburban driven by a solo person on their commute daily is more financially viable for people in this area than a 60k exotic with a 15k daily driver. “This poor guy happens to like Italian cars and could afford one, and people are acting like he’s Elon Musk.” No where in my post did I attack the owners taste in vehicle. Its his money and he should choose what he wants. I merely pointed out how flawed it is to compare a 13 year old exotic at 60k to a brand new Benz, Audi, BMW, Suburban, Truck at 50k.

    • Car fax

      Let me know where I can buy that brand new Escalade, S-Class, A8, or 7 Series for $50k. I’ll by two at that price.

  • Judy Mercatili

    How sad that not one person expressed concern about his condition…. Only bashed his name and choice of car…. Someone actually made a joke about an oil slick, which is sick.

    • No class

      And such is the world we live in Judy. The same people making the no-class comments would not want their lives on display. Satan has twisted their hearts and minds.

  • High times

    Keep smoking dope, that way you can ensure you’ll never be able to afford anything decent. Hey, you can always drive your blown out mini-van or Dodge Neon to your job at Taco Bell though. Live Mas!

  • Open your eyes

    How many people can afford an S-Class Mercedes, 7 Series BMW, Chevy Suburban, A8 Audi, or any big diesel truck around here? Obviously quite a few. A used 360 Ferrari sells for less than any of those new. A Ferrari is an exotic, not unobtainable.

    • Gene Parmesan

      This guy is not your average guy:

      KEN SANTARELLI ENTERPRISES LLC 601 GRIER ST DICKSON CITY
      10412010008 KEN SANTARELLI ENTERPRISES LLC 1110 FILBERT ST ARCHBALD
      09518020011 KEN SANTARELLI REALTY LLC 165 WHITE OAK ST ARCHBALD
      11406010041 KEN SANTARELLI REALTY LLC 113 2ND ST BLAKELY
      10316060040 KEN SANTARELLI REALTY LLC 344 MAPLE ST BLAKELY
      10316060041 KEN SANTARELLI REALTY LLC 340 MAPLE ST L 12P BLAKELY
      10408030026 KEN SANTARELLI REALTY LLC 188 MAIN ST ARCHBALD
      10418010018 KEN SANTARELLI REALTY LLC 134 PALMER DR JESSUP
      11316070038 KEN SANTARELLI REALTY LLC 908 CARMALT ST DICKSON CITY
      10316060039 KEN SANTARELLI REALTY LLC REAR MAPLE ST BLAKELY

    • Unreal

      So obviously he has drive and business smarts that low-lifes in this area are jealous of. So by all means, let’s bash a successful businessman that employs people and provides a service to his customers. I used to drive a high-end car that I caught some punk spitting on. I asked him why he did it – he said he didn’t like ‘wealthy’ people. I’m far from wealthy but I like nice cars and don’t mind working a little extra to buy them. Oh – the spitter – he has more room between his teeth now.

    • Not All true

      I must be getting something wrong here. A 2004 Ferrari 360 has a KBB MSRP of 150k with used ones falling between 60k and 80k. That is 13 years old. Lets not forget the maintenance cost of the Ferrari because not every mechanic will touch them. Comparing a 13 year old exotic to a all those domestics you speak of is asinine. Half of those vehicles you mentioned wouldn’t even be on the road in 13 years let alone retain a value of 40K+ at that time. The only one that MIGHT would be those big bad diesel trucks and even then at 13 years old you aren’t paying 60k for them.

    • Work for it

      I didn’t know that Mercedes, BMW, and Audi were domestic autos? Are you saying that I wasted a trip to Germany to pick up my last Porsche when I could have just driven to Detroit? Thanks for tip!

    • Gene Parmesan

      Not “bashing” because I’m jealous, I’m pointing out he’s a rich boy with a toy who thought he’d go real fast vroom vroom. Oopsie.

      Not so smart and business savvy is he if he splits his car in two by hitting a parked car and tree. Speed kills.

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