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Motorcycle-Van Collision Traps 5 on Route 355

The collision trapped five people on Sunday afternoon.

UPDATED — An accident between a van and a motorcycle on Frederick Road in Germantown on Sunday afternoon, June 24, trapped five people, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Assistant Chief Scott Graham.

As of 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, one person had been removed from the scene of the collision and was reported as being in serious condition, while four more people were still trapped, Graham added.

 

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This story was updated to provide the correct the address of the collision, which occurred on Frederick Road.

Diane Scriba June 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM
I was there right after it happened. It was a tragic mess. The crotch rocket was in pieces and it's amazing that he was alive at the scene. The four in the van were older. Two crawled out the other 2 had to be pulled out but were alert and speaking. I would just like to say the response to the accident was so incredibly fast and well executed. Bravo to the Montgomery county fire and rescue! If the cyclist survives it will be due to their quick actions! I hope they are all doing OK today!
Cindy fields June 25, 2012 at 02:04 PM
I was there too and have many pictures if the patch wants them. 1 person ( a man ) crawled out. 3 had to be cut out. The 3 cut out were responsive. One actually walked from van, after being cut out. It was horrific. The motorcycle was in pieces. Apparently he broke his neck ( what I heard from someone who knows him.) broken ribs, teeth , collarbone. Someone at scene said he was allegedly going at Hightower rate of speed and Van was turning left out of shopping center onto 355 and motorcycle hit rear end of van and van spun and over turned. I too was very impressed with the response time of getting these folks out and on way to hospital. Prayers to all who were involved and their families. SLOW DOWN people! And even if you have a green light..... LOOK both ways to ensure someone is not going too fast to stop. I have almost been hit several times when I have right of way, and someone is punching it to beat a red light.
Tiffany Arnold (Editor) June 25, 2012 at 02:49 PM
@Cindy: Could you email the photos to Germantown@patch.com? I've updated the story; it should be appearing momentarily. Tiffany Arnold, editor
valerie lavely June 25, 2012 at 02:51 PM
@Cindy i was woundering if u could email me the pictures. my brother and u grew up wuth the guy on the motorycle. babygirlval08@gmail.com
glen robey June 25, 2012 at 03:01 PM
I would like pics also. My son has been a close friend sense elementary school of the guy rising the bike. gr6155@gmail.com Thanks
deb kefauver June 25, 2012 at 03:32 PM
@Cindy could you please email me the pictures. My relatives were the ones in the van at dbear1k@aol.com. I hope the gentleman on the bike will be ok. Still not sure what happen but again I hope he will be ok. Thank you.
Cindy fields June 25, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Done just sent you several.
Tiffany Arnold (Editor) June 25, 2012 at 04:15 PM
@Cindy — Got them, thanks. Update posted here: http://patch.com/A-v4lR
Leslie Danovich June 25, 2012 at 06:44 PM
I'd appreciate the pics too Cindy, the motorcyclist is my nephew. Right now he's in stable condition, medically sedated.
Diane Scriba June 25, 2012 at 08:04 PM
I have a few pics and some video as well if any of you are interested. I am praying for your nephew! It was such a tragic accident all the way around! As for the 4 in the SUV I hope and pray they are doing well too. I worked in an ER and I do not miss seeing accident victims and their families come through, it's heart breaking! God bless!
Tamara Veith June 25, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Hi Cindy, I live in Florida, got the call last night from my brother that my parents were in this accident. Horrible....so glad everyone survived. Thank you for your prayers, we are all still emotionally impacted by this.
shannon June 25, 2012 at 10:16 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PRAYERS!!! IT WAS MY GREAT AUNT AND UNCLE AND 2 COUSINS FROM TEXAS IN THAT VAN :( THEY ARE HOME AND OK FOR NOW JUST BANGED UP... THEY WERE HERE FOR A FAMILY REUNION WHICH WAS THE DAY BEFORE THE ACCIDENT...WE ARE PRAYING FOR THE MOTORCYCLIST!! IF ANYBODY WITH PICTURES COULD SEND THEM TO ME THAT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU AGAIN. shannon_marie8921@yahoo.com
Debbie Patton June 26, 2012 at 12:44 AM
please give the family of the motorcyclist our thoughts and prayers. my husband was the one on the scene with your nephew until the peramedics showed up. we know it will be a long road ahead of them as we to experienced same type of agony several years ago our family member. please keep us updated on his condition. also glad to hear that the people in the van also were able to get out safely, we were unaware that there was so many inside of van.
jessica dzikowski June 26, 2012 at 06:47 AM
Cindy, Diane if possible please email any photos or video you have to jdawn514@gmail.com. the man on the bike is my cousin. I'm glad everyone in the van is ok, and would appreciate any prayers for my cousins recovery. Thanks! <3
deb kefauver June 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM
can you email me the video and pics. dbear1k@aol.com My family was involved in the accident
Cindy fields June 26, 2012 at 12:35 PM
They updated the story with pics http://germantown.patch.com/articles/update-motorcycle-van-collision-on-frederick-road
Ali Imran June 27, 2012 at 04:57 AM
God bless all the injured and peaty for fast recovery... I am a rider too and I m glad everyone is okay especially the rider because he took the most hit, any updates on him is he gonna be ok?
Ali Imran June 27, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Pray* for past recovery
patrick September 18, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Hi my name is patrick I'm the one that was riding the motorcycle that got takin out by the van I am doing ok now just got a lot of broken bones and teath as well as my mouth. My right are does not work my nerves got riped off. If anyone has ant ? Feel free to email me and Ppl that have the pic's and videos please email me them please do my email is patrickdzikowski@gmail.com. Please do email me them thank you.
patrick October 21, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Well least we can c that ppl was liein about havin a video and pics of my crash just wish the never opend there lips

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