FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 29
 
By Deputy Chief Chuck Fields
June 1, 2017
 

Just as Kimberton Firefighters were arriving on the scene of a motorcycle accident on Western Road at Route 113, they were advised by the 911 center of a 2nd motorcycle accident on Route 29 & Buckwalter Road. Chief 61 (Gable) redirected the Engine and himself to the 2nd accident along with a unit from Valley Forge and the MICU. Asst Chief Pollinger & Rescue 61 remained with the ambulance at the first incident.

Chief Gable and Engine were the first to arrive and found a pick-up truck vs. motorcycle accident in the intersection. The motorcyclist was found in the street in cardiac arrest. Crews from Kimberton, Valley Forge and Trappe (of Phoenixville) EMS worked on the cyclist and rushed him to the Phoenixville Hospital. Phoenixville Hospital later flew the injured cyclist to the Paoli Memorial Hospital trauma center. After continued efforts throughout the night, the victim eventually passed away.

Crews from both fire stations remained on the scene for lighting as police reconstruction teams worked into the night. Route 29 (State Road) and Buckwalter Road remained closed for 5 1/2 hours. Fire Police from the Kimberton FD and East Whiteland FD remained with fire crews keeping the roadways closed. Units cleared the scene t 2:14 AM.

 
Units: Engine 61, Traffic 61, Chief 61, 61-30 & 31
 
Mutual Aid: Engine 68-2, MICU 85, Traffic 5 and 5-30
 
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