LUZERNE — A crash on the Back Mountain Trail led to a donation to give Luzerne law enforcement officials a brand new manner to patrol.
On May 29, Forty Fort resident David Bass was riding south on the trail while he collided with a rope strung throughout it. It knocked him to the ground, and he went to the clinic for treatment.
After learning about the crash, officers at Trans-Med Ambulance looked into donating a bike to the borough. They deliberate to donate an everyday bicycle powered by pedaling, but found out that Vector Security and Joseph Aiello were also interested in contributing, said Trans-Med spokesman David Prohaska.
With their combined contributions, they had been able to accumulate approximately $three 000 to buy a “Recon Power Bikes Commando,” a bicycle that could flow via pedal energy or an electric powered motor. They additionally bought accessories for the motorcycle. The bike can journey at 30 mph and has an electric variety of fifty miles on a full price, Prohaska stated.
The police branch has desired to add a bicycle for some time, said Mayor Jim Keller.
“We have the trail, and now that we have this bike donated, we’ll be capable of patrol the path lots easier to make sure the safety of the individuals who are walking, so we don’t have this incident occur once more. Not handiest will or not it’s used for the path, we can use it for activities we’ve got in town,” as well as other patrolling stated police Chief Michael Kotwasinski.
The bicycle is equipped with massive four-inch tires, lights, sirens, a highlight, and a bag to hold tools again. It additionally has that conventional bicycle accent — a bell.
As soon as the borough provides the bicycle with insurance coverage, which should take place inside a week, it’ll be ready for officials to use.
Kotwasinski plans to ship officers to Derry Twp., Dauphin County, to take a category for police patrolling on bicycles.
Since the crash, Bass remains sore and bruised but returned to motorcycle driving. He’s revisited the site of the incident.
“I recognize what may want to have happened. I recognize how blessed I am that I walked faraway from it,” he stated.
The investigation into the rope that brought about Bass’ fall is ongoing.
“We’re hoping that the individual or people that did it say something to someone, and they arrive ahead. It’s going to stay open, and optimistically a person does come forward eventually and says something,” Kotwasinski said.
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