Traffic Citations Issued Following Accident

NORTH COVENTRY PA – A 21-year-old Pottstown motorcycle driver, injured in an accident investigated by North Coventry police, faces a variety of traffic-related citations, the police department website said.

Jordan A. Sims has been ticketed for driving with a suspended license, lacking a proper class of license required, careless driving, failure to drive a vehicle at safe speed, and disregard of roadways laned for traffic, the website reported. The charges resulted, police added, from a late September (2019) crash in which a a blue Yamaha motorcycle operated by Sims “hit the concrete barriers on the left shoulder” of westbound U.S. Route 422 at mile-marker 173.3.

Traffic dockets from the court of Magisterial District Justice John A. Hipple show summonses were issued Thursday (Oct. 3).

The motorcycle “sustained disabling damage” in the Sept. 29 (Sunday) collision that occurred at 6:17 p.m., and Sims “was transported to Reading Hospital by Goodwill Ambulance for road rash and lacerations,” officers said.

Police reported they spoke “with multiple witnesses on scene” and “determined the operator was driving the motorcycle at a high rate of speed and switching lanes.” They also found “Sims was operating the motorcycle with a suspended license and without a motorcycle endorsement,” according to the web report.

A portion of the left lane of 422 was closed during the accident investigation, the department noted. It was assisted by Lower Pottsgrove police and North Coventry Fire Company volunteers.

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