A 64-year-old Bensalem man is hospitalized with possible life-threatening injuries after an illegal dirt biker allegedly ran over him Saturday evening, an act police believe was no accident.
Bensalem Police are investigating the incident as an aggravated assault that occurred shortly before 8 p.m. in the 1600 block of Neshaminy Valley Drive. The victim was walking along the road when he was struck by an “illegal” dirt bike, police said.
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A preliminary investigation found the man, whose name was not released, was intentionally struck and knocked to the ground, and the dirt bike rider then intentionally ran over the man a second time causing substantial external and internal injuries.
He was taken to a hospital, and his condition was not immediately available Sunday morning.
The biker who struck the man was described as a male wearing a white helmet, camouflage shirt and pants, and operating a green-and-white dirt bike. A second male wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, and operating a red dirt bike was with him, police said.
Police are seeking information about the identity of the rider or the location of the bike. Anonymous tips can be submitted by contacting Bensalem police at 215- 633-3719.
Earlier this year Bensalem police announced a new “zero-tolerance” policy targeting illegal bikers and all-terrain vehicle riders in the township. Riders face a traffic citations and can have their vehicle confiscated if they do not have a valid license and proof of current insurance, under the policy.
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