Updated: Bristol Twp. Firefighter Killed in Motorcycle Accident Tuesday, Police Seek Info
Update: 1:20 pm Wednesday
Bristol Township Police are seeking witnesses to the two vehicle crash fatal crash on Bristol Pike Tuesday evening.
Lieutenant Ralph Johnson in a press release said the crash reported at 6:54 pm was between a 2012 Dodge Durango SUV and 2011 Yamaha motorcycle.
The motorcycle was operated by 25 year-old Edgely Firefighter David “Earl” Widmann, multiple first responder sources confirmed.
Widmann was traveling eastbound on Bristol Pike as the Durango operated by a 40 year- old male from Levittown and was traveling west bound on Bristol Pike making a left turn when the crash occurred, police said.
The Durango drivers name was not released nor did police say if any charges going to be filed.
Widmann was was transported to Lower Bucks Hospital by Levittown Fairless Hills Rescue Squad where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced at the hospital, Johnson said.
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A local fire fighter was killed in a motorcycle accident Tuesday evening on Rt 13 in Bristol Township multiple first responder sources confirmed.
David “Earl” Widmann, a firefighter with the Edgely Fire Company was the victim in the accident only a few blocks away from the company’s firehouse. Widmann was an active member of “Ten House” for about five years, the fire company said.
The accident occurred sometime after 7 pm last night in the area of Rt 13 and Haines Rd. Information about the specifics of what led to the accident have yet to be released.
Edgely Fire Company posted an announcement about Widmann’s passing early Wednesday morning. The post did provides specifics of firefighters death though.
Northbound Route 13 was closed for several hours from Edgely to Haines Road, as investigators collected evidence on the roadway.
Wednesday morning two public safety officials with knowledge of the accident, confirmed Widmann just left the firehouse prior to the fatal crash.
The fatal accident is just one of many involving motorcycles in the Bristol area in recent months.
Sadly its the second first responder in recent years to be killed on Route 13 in the Bristol area too.
Bristol Borough Firefighter Daniel Santiago was struck and killed on Rt 13, in Bristol in June of last year. The invest
“He has been an integral part of this department since he joined in 2017. Everyone knew Earl for his smile and great sense of humor. He was a friend to all and an excellent firemen at that. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers. Until we meet again, may you Rest In Peacr,” said the Fire Companies post.
Lower Bucks Source extends its deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and first responder community on their loss.
This story will be updated as additional information comes in.