Motorcycle Drivers Cited in Limerick, Upper Hanover Incidents

SKIPPACK PA – Two motorcycle drivers suffered injuries but survived, following separate and unrelated single-vehicle accidents that occurred in Limerick and Upper Hanover townships, according to reports distributed Tuesday (April 26, 2022) by Pennsylvania State Police from the Troop K Barracks in Skippack.

Both also were cited for traffic-related offenses in the incidents.

On U.S. Route 422 in Limerick

A 51-year-old Norristown man was charged by troopers with failing to drive at a safe speed following an accident that occurred Thursday (April 23) at 7:40 p.m. as he drove a 2009-model Suzuki GSXR motorcycle eastbound on U.S. Route 422 near mile-marker 180.3 in Limerick Township.

Troopers said the crash occurred as the helmet-wearing Norristown driver “was operating in a careless manner,” and was “reported to be weaving through traffic at a high rate of speed” on the limited access highway. “While weaving through traffic,” they added, his motorcycle “struck a pothole in the left lane,” causing him to lose control.

The motorcycle “slid” down the highway for about a tenth-of-a-mile, troopers stated in their report, and the driver was “ejected” from the machine as it continued its movement down the road’s left lane and shoulder.

He sustained what troopers described as “moderate injuries” and was transported by Trappe Fire Co. No. 1 ambulance to Paoli Hospital for treatment.

As a result of their investigation, troopers also charged the driver for operating a vehicle without an official certificate of inspection, court records indicated. Both citations are awaiting resolution at the Limerick courtroom of Magisterial District Justice Richard Welsh.

On Knight Road in Upper Hanover

An East Greenville resident, age 35, driving a 2016-model Yamaha FZ6 motorcycle was involved in an accident April 15 (Friday) as he turned left onto Knight Road from its intersection with Ward Road in Upper Hanover Township.

As the helmeted driver made the turn, the motorcycle “hit loose gravel on the roadway, causing the rear tire to slide out.” As he “attempted to regain control” the motorcycle struck a nearby barrier, “causing disabling damage” to its front fork, wheel, tire, and engine. The motorcycle came to rest against a guard rail. It later was towed from the scene by Dunnes Towing.

Troopers said the driver sustained what they reported as “suspected minor injury,” with “lacerations on his right hand and scrapes on his legs from the crash.” However, he declined transport to medical services offered by the Upper Perkiomen Valley Ambulance Association.

Following an investigation, troopers ticketed the driver for failing to drive properly on roadways laned for traffic.

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