A man has been arrested for an incident that occurred on Saturday, Aug. 5, which saw Bensalem Police respond to the area of 1681 Neshaminy Valley Drive for a report of a 64-year-old Bensalem resident who was struck by an illegal dirt bike rider. The rider fled the area with another illegal dirt bike rider.
The victim was transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where he was treated for a fracture of the left clavicle, multiple broken ribs, right orbital fracture and a fracture to his tibia/fibula, which required surgery.
On Aug. 9, the operator of the dirt bike, Brian Barlow, came to Bensalem Police HQ with his attorney and provided a statement to police as detectives continued their investigation of the incident.
On Sept. 11, Barlow turned himself in with his attorney at the police department on felony and misdemeanor charges, including Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injury and Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injury while not Properly Licensed. Barlow was also charged with several summary offenses for operating an illegal dirt bike within Bensalem Township.
Barlow was arraigned by District Justice Brian Marriott and released on his own recognizance. The second dirt bike rider was also cited with several summary traffic offenses for operating an illegal dirt bike within Bensalem Township.
Bensalem Police have zero tolerance for the operation of illegal dirt bikes on township roadways.