Biker fleeing West Penn Police seriously injured
A PennStar helicopter arrives to pick up a seriously injured motorcyclist following a chase with West Penn Police on Saturday afternoon. LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO TIMES NEWS
A motorcyclist was critically injured Saturday afternoon when attempting to elude the West Penn Township Police. The incident began when police attempted to make a stop on Route 309 for a traffic violation. The biker took off, turning west on Zions Stone Church Road at a high rate of speed. He traveled to the intersection at Archery Club Road where he turned left, traveling south. As he crested a hill he side swiped an oncoming pick up truck, causing severe damaage to his leg. He continued on through the intersection with Route 895 to Blue Mountain Drive to his residence. West Penn Police, talking to area residents, were able to locate the actor’s home, finding him with the serious injury. He was treated at the scene by members of the Penn Mahoning Ambulance and Lehighton paramedics before being flown by PennStar helicopter to a Lehigh Valley trauma center.