Two Dead After Street Road Motorcycle Crash [Updated]

A man and woman died after the wreck at Street Road and Knowles Avenue Saturday evening.

Monday, 1 p.m.:

Saturday, 10:35 p.m.:

According to police a middle-aged man and woman are dead after a serious wreck involving a car and motorcycle at Street Road and Knowles Avenue.

Upper Southampton Police Lt. Frank Groome said the female victim police was pronounced dead at the scene and the male victim was declared dead shortly after being taken from the crash site by paramedics. Both victims are Bucks County residents.

A driver and a passenger in a Chevy Impala, which suffered heavy front-end damage, were for the most part uninjured but were taken to St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown, Groom told Patch.

Both the male and female victims were thrown from the bike and onto the pavement of Street Road.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by officers and detectives. Police did say the motorcycle was headed eastbound on Street Road towards Feasterville when the crash occurred at around 7 p.m.

Motorist Kathy Garrett said she arrived on the scene right after the accident and alerted EMTs at the nearby ambulance station, as other passerbys worked to try to save the male motorcylist life.

Police investigated the crash for more than two hours before the Bucks County Coroner arrived at the scene to retrieve the female victim’s body.

The motorcycle that carried the two victims sat, broken into two pieces, on the sidewalk outside the as multiple investigators took measurements at the scene. Strewn about Street Road were some of the victims’ personal belongings.

A sport bike was parked at the scene shortly after the crash. That motorcyclist left shortly after spearking with police, and his relationship, if any, with the victims in unknown.

Eastbound Street Road was closed until shortly after 10:30 p.m. as authorities worked the scene.

Northampton Township police and the Southampton Fire Co. assisted Upper Southampton police at the scene.

Groome said more information on the accident would be dispersed via a press release.

In April, 22-year-old Trevose resident .

Original story:

UPDATE: Breaking News Network confirms one person is dead following the Saturday evening accident. (8:57 p.m., Saturday).

The eastbound lanes of Street Road have been closed at Knowles Avenue following a car versus motorcycle accident Saturday evening.

Upper Southampton Police are currently investigating the crash that involved two motorcycles and a Chevy Impala with New Jersey tags.

Police said the accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Street Road and Knowles Avenue. Unconfirmed reports have listed one fatality. No word on any other injuries.

Northampton Police and members of Southampton Fire Co. are assisting at the scene.

Patch is on scene and will have more details as they become available. 

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Niki July 02, 2012 at 02:48 PM
@Christine.. Thanks for letting me know she had her helmet on... I didn't see it on her or around her-that's why i asked if they big were wearing one. I want everybody to know that young Jersey driver was so emotionally heart broken... You can clearly see that he felt as if had done that to his mom! Christine you can find out his name in the police report and since you are related... You have rights to those documents and names of the party or go online and look at civil docket search under that county. Anybody else out there in world reading these comments... If you ever in your witness a tragedy like this in the street or you are related to anybody of this tragedy like Christine... PLEASE SHARE YOURSELVES either if you were a witness on the scene or the actual participating party from either side because it helps answers some questions, be able to heal knowing that the person didn't passed away alone and there were people helping and praying, and giving information that investigators would never be able to give which is the impact of thsee type of tragedy connects us to people we never know or ever see.
Nicole Vickery July 02, 2012 at 03:53 PM
joe, how do u know anyone was drinking. niki, i did not see the accident occur, but drove up right after and the young woman was wearing her helmet. this is such a tragedy and people need to stop voicing their negative opinions as the family is surely going through enough pain and certainly does not need to see all the negarivity. again god bless the family
Jennifer Mohan (Editor) July 02, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Police have released the results of the preliminary investigation, along with the names of the deceased. http://patch.com/A-vGQv
Jonathan Edel July 02, 2012 at 08:09 PM
From one family to another dealing with the loss of a loved one. We are very sorry for your loss. It is a solemn place here to day as we grieve the loss of our dad. A man that would give you anything he could. Thank you for all the prayers and support from friends family strangers.
ingrid July 02, 2012 at 08:33 PM
@Joe - please let us know where in Patch's coverage they mention anything about drinking or speeding. That is your assumption solely and insensitive to the families that are grieving.
Mark Mercer July 02, 2012 at 10:46 PM
...nicely said Niki.
willy g July 04, 2012 at 12:57 AM
dan mulvihill, you are a true d****bag!
Jennifer July 04, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Christine, I too was at the scene of the accident within minutes of it happening... I cannot seem to get Ellen, her children or her family out of my head since it happened.... And i want you to know she did not pass on alone... I prayed for her as I stood up there.... and I pray for healing for you and Ellen's children... I ran by the scene last nite ... Im not sure who the two women were up there with flowers. My heart breaks for all that knew Ellen and is grieving.... as i went running again tonight i ran by and said a prayer for you.... I am truly sorry for you loss..~Johnathan my thoughts and prayers for you and your family as well... Jennifer
sk July 04, 2012 at 11:40 AM
I happen to know the driver of the car. Not only was he not drinking, he was on his way to an event honoring the life of a young man who lost his life as a result of addiction. This is a terrible accident, but blame is no where to be found in the definition of the word "accident".
Cristine Johnson July 04, 2012 at 04:00 PM
I am Sorry for the loss of your father. This has been a tragic nightmare for everyone involved.
Cristine Johnson July 04, 2012 at 04:06 PM
It was me and Ellen's daughter at the scene with flowers. We felt the need to go to the accident scene because that was where Ellen took her last breath, where her spirit left her body. Ellen's daughter has shown incredible strength through all of this, including the inappropriate comments made on line and in the newspapers. She is my hero. Ellen would be so proud of her 2 children. Thank you for your kind words.
Cristine Johnson July 04, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Please tell the driver of the car that Ellens family does not have any ill feelings towards him. May god bless him. I would offer him a hug if I could.
Cristine Johnson July 04, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Can everyone just pray for the people who have been affected by this and stop placing blame?
Glenn B. Reday July 05, 2012 at 12:44 PM
So long, 'Jack', we hardly knew ye. John was my younger brother's best buddy through the years when the family lived on Jeffrey Lane. My brother, sadly, informed me of this tragedy yesterday, and knowing John myself, I felt deflated for a life younger than mine gone in an instant. So as it now must be as with the younger brother that I lost two years ago; John will remain forever young in my memory and as a part of those sunlit days spent wandering the fields of our youth, traveling together, forever 10 years old and hopeful. May God soothe the hurt of such a tremendous loss and allow for us to remember that our lives touch each other's as ever-falling dominoes.
Sharon July 06, 2012 at 04:57 PM
They were both wearing helmets. And to Dan Mulvihill who wrote a comment that should driver's of car's bend over backwards for people on motorcycle's ? You are frigin right they should. I was in an accident 3 years ago on my bike and do you no how it happened ????? A guy in a car trying to beat me out. I was just riding down 413 and he turned to get into the shopping center cause he was in a hurry. He saw me. He didn't use his brakes or his turn signal. Just turned. Well I went flying, my bike got back up and started riding down the road. And I was rolling 70 feet like a rag doll down the street , the bike just about ran me over. My hair was in my foot pegs. The funny thing was I was on my was to my girlfriends house who was just having a get well party from her accident on her bike, where a guy ran the red light and hit her on Street rd and knight's rd. She blew right out of her shoe's. Her helmet went flying off her head he hit her so hard. So yes he was responsible for there deaths. Give the bikers a break you ass. He was in a hurry to turn and hit and killed them. A good friend of mine was right behind them riding whit them. You don't know what the happen and ur comment really sucks.
Sharon July 06, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Yea he is.
Cristine Johnson July 06, 2012 at 05:33 PM
As one of Ellens family members this is no time to lay blame on anyone. Pray for the famiilies involved....dont argue over who is at fault , what a waste of energy.
Mark Mercer July 07, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Well Jack, I'm gonna miss ya. The line at Calvary went about 5 football fields long. (I know cos I went thru it 2x's, once with John Pultro and once with Jamie Burtt) Kathy, Johnathan & the girls said things that reminded us ALL about Jesus, and in whose presence you stand right now. You'll be glad to know that Tim Patrick didn't waste a breath getting the gospel out, complete with an alter call....you'd be proud of him. Only your family spoke, and I rekon it's a good thing. If they opened the mic for folks to share about you, we'd still be there, and only 1/2 way thru. Jack, do you have any idea how many people whose lives you touched? I'm telling ya buddy...we're gonna have one HOOT of a get together when we're all standing at the Throne of God together! I can hardly wait... So yer Home now, safe in the arms of Jesus, and we'll have no undue fuss about you leaving us so soon. It's guys like you, who helped make our burdon's lighter, made us laugh harder and make us stop and wonder, at the Glory of God and his plan for our lives. See ya at the Tree of Life. Love, Mark
Jennifer July 07, 2012 at 12:18 AM
I feel so bad for the people that loss there love ones. Im so sorry for your loss's
Mark Mercer July 07, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Jennifer, That's very kind of you to say. Just remember, no one has been lost, when you know where they are...safe in the arms of Jesus. ~Mark
Kathy Edel July 08, 2012 at 03:36 AM
Jack was the love of my life, my soulmate here on earth for 29 years until Jesus called him home. An amazing man of courage and strength. I have an ache in my heart so deep I have never felt such pain. He would be so very proud of his children who showed his courage and shared wonderful memories before our church family. I take comfort in knowing you are in the arms of Jesus. As you would have wanted, Jesus is my comfort and my strength. I will always love you.
Cristine Johnson July 12, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Kathy I am so very sorry you are hurting. It seems you are leading everyone to believe you were happily married when in fact Jack had been seeing Ellen for at the very least a year and a half. He actually filed for divorce in spite of the "marriage intervention" you and your pastors tried. You also know more about her then you lead everyone to believe in your interviews. Jack had every intention of spending Saturday night with Ellen which means he would have been with her Sunday. May God be with you in your time of pain and also guide you into being truthful to yourself and others so as not to make a dead woman look as if she were interfering in a happy marriage when in fact it was anything but.
Kathy Edel July 12, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Christine - I knew Ellen. I spoke with her. Everytime I asked Jack about her, he told me he broke up with her. I even have an email from her dated the second week of May verifying they were broke up and she had not seen him for two weeks. Jack was struggling to do the right thing in the marriage. I was the one who filed for divorce because the pain of adultry was too much for me to bear. I never once stopped loving him. He even said right in front of me and Ellen that he did not want to be divorced. When I came out of work on Friday, June 29, I found a gift of gold earrings and a card in my car for my birthday. He signed the card "I love you". He bought the earrings at his Aunt's store and when I spoke with her at the viewing, she told me he also picked up his wedding ring that he had re-sized. He would text me good morning and good night up until June 29. He had been meeting with the pastor of the church and the pastor shared with me the last two meetings he had with him. Very personal for me. Please do not presume you knew him from the few encounters you had and the small bit of information you were given. Jack had a divided heart but I will always believe that he truly loved me and we would have worked things out. My heart is sad for you and your family and I am very sorry for your loss.
Mark Mercer July 13, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Christine, Thank ever so much for your words of encouragement. Have you considered becoming a grief counselor? "May God be with you in your time of pain" - I mean wow! Two people have passed thru the veil, and you condescend to besmirching someone who has been ground down to powder. Good for you. It must be a real treat being around someone like you. Please, do offer us ALL some more of your insights and comfort. Why God has allowed people like you, the ability to type, I'll never understand. Allow me the opportunity to offer my condolences to the next fifty people you try to "help".
Kathy Edel July 13, 2012 at 10:44 AM
Our marriage had weathered many storms over 29 years, this was just one of them. My children and I mourn Jack as a husband, father, and grandfather, and we also mourn for Ellen, knowing all to well the pain your family is experiencing, expecially her children. We are truly sorry for your loss Christine.
Ellen's Schweitzer BFF July 29, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Today would have been Ellen's 51st birthday....Happy Birthday Girlfriend!! Hope you're enjoying your first birthday in heaven with all of your loved ones......Love & miss you..... Tina
HeynowCrheynow August 25, 2012 at 03:47 AM
I guess Joe was right. Drunk and speeding and blew right through the red light. You can remove the word accident from the story. Very senseless.
Elise August 30, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Some of the comments made are unthinkable. Such lack of regard for a grieving widow & family & THE TRUTH of the situation from God's view point. God makes it VERY clear in His divinely inspired Word, that marriage is "until death..."...w/ ONLY . 1 exception, permission to divorce for adultery. That is God's grace b/c He KNOWS that some people cannot recover from that. This is all in the Bible, not rules men made up. HOWEVER, Kathy's choice was to remain faithful, walk in fellowship w/ God, pray for her husband & marriage, seek Godly council, forgive repeatedly and give Jack total respect and honor God when she eulogized him. Respect is what God's commands a wife give her husband. All her actions were and are Christ like and completely in order with God's will. Marriage is sacred...Holy. ALL "relationship" outside of marriage IS ADULTERY. He was still married! God is more than able to restore a marriage to "better than before" if both parties surrender to God and repent and woe to anyone who interfere's in what God is doing. God's opinion IS THE ONLY ONE THAT COUNTS. Bible warn's that the world will hate us Christians & God's Word we speak. A 29 year marriage & bearing someone's children can NEVER be overshadowed by an "fling" that should not be. My view is "qualified" b/c I have lived in each of these positions BEFORE I repented, returned to Christ & am in a Christ centered marriage. My compassion for E's children is great as well, with these circumstances...
RUKidding ME August 30, 2012 at 06:47 PM
I am curious as to your opinion (with regards to what the Bible says) on drinking and driving then killing someone because you are drunk?.No longer an accident....how sad
MIKE CURRY September 04, 2012 at 07:06 PM


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