Motorcyclist severely hurt in 2-vehicle crash

October 07, 1997

A Damascus motorcyclist was severely injured Saturday in Mount Airy after attempting to pass on the right a truck that was making a right turn, state police said.

Lori Kidwiler, 38, was taken by MedEvac helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she was in critical condition yesterday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police said Kidwiler was traveling east on Old National Pike near Bennett Branch Road behind a truck driven by Vernon James, 34, of Mount Airy.

The truck attempted to turn right into a driveway, and Kidwiler's 1985 Harley-Davidson, being driven on the right shoulder, collided with the truck, police said. She was trapped under the truck and suffered severe leg injuries.

James and a passenger in the truck, Larry James, 54, of Loysville, Pa., were not injured, police said.

Fire

Winfield: Firefighters from Mount Airy assisted Winfield at 4: 59 p.m. Saturday, responding to a fire alarm in the 1300 block of W. Old Liberty Road. Units were out 25 minutes.

Pub Date: 10/07/97

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