Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Biker Hurt in Crash

LANSDALE - An Ambler man was injured and a Lansdale man detained after both were involved in an accident Monday afternoon.

The Ambler man was riding a Honda motorcycle east on Hancock Street when his bike was struck by a gray Pontiac Grand Am driven by a Lansdale man, who was turning from Jefferson Street onto Hancock Street, police said.

The biker, wearing an orange Flyers hoodie and jeans at the time of the accident, was treated at the scene by Volunteer Medical Service Corps personnel, who stabilized the man's head and neck.

He was alert and talking to the VMSC volunteers before being taken to Central Montgomery Medical Center in Hatfield Township for examination, police said.

Lansdale police directed traffic down Hancock past the accident scene, where the motorcycle lay sideways on the street.

Traffic was directed from shortly after the accident occurred at 12:35 p.m. until around 1:10 p.m., when the motorcycle and the Pontiac were removed from the scene.

The motorcycle suffered significant front-end damage, including the loss of one rear-view mirror.

The driver of the Pontiac was administered a Breathalyzer test on the scene, and was taken into custody by Lansdale police for further questioning.

Just this afternoon, in the Norriton Square shopping center, I nearly had this happen to me. A woman was backing out and never looked to her right (which is the direction I was coming from).

I yelled "Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot!" to get her attention, and admonished her for not looking both directions before backing out...she returned a gaze that spoke volumes...it said "you have three heads".

Sometimes, I hate people. Okay, sometimes I hate some people!

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