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Woodbourne Road Motorcycle Death Ruled Accidental

Brandon Rogers, 20, of Levittown was killed when he lost control of his sport bike on Sunday afternoon in Middletown.

A cause of death for the 20-year-old Levittown man killed when he lost control of his sport bike motorcycle on Woodbourne Road in Middletown on Sunday afternoon has been ruled accidental.

Bucks County Coroner Dr. Joseph Campbell said Brandon Rogers died of “multiple traumatic injuries” sustained when he was thrown off his bike. Police sources say the victim was located several hundred feet away from his bike.

Authorities believe the victim was ejected from the bike after losing control at around 3:15 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus Hall. No other vehicles were involved.

Rescuers rushed the Red Rose Gate resident to nearby Aria Health Bucks County Campus in Falls Township. Campbell said lifesaving efforts were in vain and Rogers was pronounced dead on arrival at the emergency room.

Middletown police close the road for more than an hour while they investigated the accident.

Officials said Rogers, a former Neshaminy High School student, was wearing a helmet when the crash happened.

The coroner said fatal motorcycle accidents are not as common in the winter months as they are in warmer weather when the conditions are more favorable.

The most recent statistics released by the Governors Highway Safety Association show 171 people were killed in bike accidents Pennsylvania in 2011, down 13 percent from 2010.

TeamRogers January 09, 2013 at 05:21 PM
First of he Wassent being reckless when the accident happend you simply have no room for error when riding a bike and an ACCIDENT took him as for the cars doing burn outs It happened with in an hour period you people are over exaggerating everything just because you herd some loud noices and had to wait a little longer in traffic pull the stick out of your rectum and stop complaining we never asked nothing from you if we are ignorant for paying our respects the best way we know then so be it just remember no one asked for your ignorant opinions
A Friend January 09, 2013 at 07:52 PM
Rest in peace Brandon. I'm sure he loved the way his friends chose to remember him, burn outs included. That's the way these kids will always be. Let them show their best friend how much they miss him.
Anonymous January 09, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Did not know Brandon but it looks like he was loved by many. When I was in high school, two of my best friends had a race on a public street (very common back in the day). One of the cars was in a head on collision. Five people died that day two were children ages two and five. It shut our school down, it was horrific. Enjoy yourself and enjoy your youth but realize that even the most cautious and experienced drivers share the road with the public. Just be careful and understand the finality of death. RIP Brandon
Marge Allen January 09, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Rest in peace young Brandon. To Dawn, Jim , Brittany and Jessica, you are in my thoughts, my prayers and my heart. The outpouring of love from Brandon's friends and family is quite a testimonial to the incredible man he was. The Allen family.
RIP B-ROG January 10, 2013 at 08:53 AM
This is bullshit The ones that new Brandon know that,that is how he would of wanted it to go. Forget the cops forget the ppl that live around there go big for me. So that's what happen. You old folks don't under stand times have changed since u where a kid. Like the wheel. Now its about having fun doing what u want to do regardless what others think. If u want to see us be disrespectful,rude then come to the spots where Brandon and his friends chilled and say this to our face. It was 45mins at most we all sat there n respected him. Ur not scared for life because of it u don't have nightmares of that night u don't need to keep the hallway light on to sleep. Shut up only thing that happen to u was u had to turn the sound up to watch ur corny ass TV show. Respect us and how we respected Brandon the only way we knew how. The way he would of wanted it to be done. R.I.P B-ROG
JA Logan January 10, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Actually, no, I wasn't that guy, he's to short to be me. I did not know what was going on until about 5 to 10 minutes before the police showed up. Being PEACEFUL and no drag racing? Why was the acrid smell of burned rubber and smoke all around? Hmmm? even when the police pulled up?
JA Logan January 10, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Thank you for being another witness to this cdm. Thought I was the only one who had the cojones to state it.
JA Logan January 10, 2013 at 12:45 PM
He would want reckless driving on an open public road? I would say a " closed demonstration" would have been honorable, but the road was not closed, there was active public traffic.
JA Logan January 10, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Never said I was police, but I know the law.
JA Logan January 10, 2013 at 12:49 PM
I never called the cops either, others did. Didi Brandon do burnouts with groups of people and heavy traffic around? If so maybe there was a reason for his premature departure? A parent should never out live their child, but if you tempt fate often enough sooner or later it will pay attention.
JA Logan January 10, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Thank you for showing that I am not the only one.
JA Logan January 10, 2013 at 12:58 PM
When you stretch the back end of an R6, or any sport bike, you reduce the agility of that machine drastically. The only thing stretched swingarms are for is to prevent wheelies for drag racing. That was the point of my years of riding in my first post, but people like Jethro can't seem to think that all those years, I know what is done to bikes for what reason. And I agree, it was not respectful.
JA Logan January 10, 2013 at 01:11 PM
First, finish your grammar and spelling lessons. As for your statement, "If u want to see us be disrespectful,rude then come to the spots where Brandon and his friends chilled and say this to our face." Do you really want to pick a war with a veteran's organization, especially the motorcycle arm of it? It sounds as if you do. BTW I am also the Chapter President of our Riders Scared of life, not at all, most of us were getting shot at, dropped from planes, and defending your right to be a dipsh*t. So having words with you, not scared at all. How about you hiding behind a keyboard now? You were there that night, right? You could have walked across the street and said something directly to any of us from the Legion, the apartment complex, you know all of the people you were disturbing with the burnouts and such. I was told (by the accused yeller from an earlier post, and the bartender) it was going on for 3 hours. As I said, I knew nothing until smelling burnt rubber about 5-10 minutes before the police returned. Now if you want to be brave and step, step to me little boy, you will learn a new lesson.
JA Logan January 10, 2013 at 01:40 PM
As far as why the one person came out yelling about all of the burnouts and such. Remember about a year ago a woman was hit by a speeding car out front of the Knights of Columbus on Woodbourne? It was right about Christmas time 2011. That was HIS MOTHER. So you took a solemn 1 year remembrance of a lost mother struck by speeder not 100' away from the supposed peaceful vigil of Brandon. I can see we he was upset, but then again, you were all closed minded and thinking of yourselves and how everything effected you.
Tom Sofield January 10, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Memorial for Young Motorcycle Crash Victim Grows - http://patch.com/A-0WN0
Ashhhhh January 10, 2013 at 06:34 PM
We weren't thinking about ourselves. Clearly we were thinking about BRANDON. YOU MAD BRO! Brandon would be out there screaming CHILLLLLL so its done and over with get over it. Your words clearly aren't going to stop what we do. And if we want to continue to do what we do then we will. Your not going to stop any of us.
JA Logan January 10, 2013 at 06:48 PM
Your last two sentences contradict your first. Endanger me or mine and we will see how quickly I stop you from doing so.
Marge Allen January 11, 2013 at 12:07 AM
Enough already. A young man with a great future ahead of him, has lost his life. His family and friends are heart broken and devastated. All of this negativity must stop. JA Logan, you started this, you can stop this. Were you ever twenty years old? Did you really think you could incite these young people with your comment and they would not respond like they have? This is not the time or the place. What you took as disrespect they saw as a salute to their good buddy.. It's time to let this go. Please allow Brandon's family to bury him in peace. He deserves that much and so does his family and friends.
JA Logan January 11, 2013 at 12:30 AM
I will concede, as you are right Marge. I even stated earlier to the fact that this was a tragedy, however when disrespected and incited I react. My sincerest condolences do go out to his family for their loss. Leave me out of future comments and I will not comment back as a compromise.
Marge Allen January 11, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Thank you.
Ashhh January 11, 2013 at 04:14 AM
We will continue to do whatever we want to do. Burnouts happen all over the world. Levittown being one. Mind you're own business as we did that night. just because Burnouts happened for a half hour your going to disrespect us on here. This our friend. Get off his page. No one asked for you negativity. Burnouts aren't going to stop. They happen everywhere and because your trying to address these Burnouts that happened the other night they aren't going to stop. Stop trying to be a big shot. Get off our friends page.
JA Logan January 11, 2013 at 01:02 PM
As I said Marge... THIS is not your friends page, it is Patch News' page which is open to comments from ALL people about the article. I attempted to concede and leave it lay, you truly are a special individual though, aren't you. Sounds like you are the one attempting to be a big shot and get your testosterone going. Mind my own business as you all did that night? You are an idiot, you/your friends interrupted many peoples lives, and interfered with traffic, how is that minding your own business? That is a rhetorical question, hmm, let me make that simpler, that is a question that is not really expected to be answered, but to make you think about a stupid statement you made and help you realize you made it. Go ahead continue to do what you want, just remember for every action there is a reaction, and some of them may not end well.
Ashhh January 11, 2013 at 06:16 PM
Before correcting me. Why don't you correct yourself. I'm ash, not marge. So therefore appologize to marge for blaming her and calling her the idiot. Dumbassssss! And don't worry. We will continue to do whatever we wanna do. And if that interupts you. Then OH WELL! I'm done here
WithInterest January 11, 2013 at 07:06 PM
I can't help but thrown in 2 cents, to say how STUPID Ashhh is!
John January 12, 2013 at 02:12 AM
First off R.I.P. Brandon Rogers you'll be missed -we all left the dump from a group gathering a lot of mixed emotion. Brandon was into anything with a motor an deff love how his friends acted. I was also told his mother actully smiled
John January 12, 2013 at 02:49 AM
When she saw us doing burn outs yes plenty of cars lighting there tires burning rubber for our friend Brandon. in no way were we street racing. Hazard on a main road ? We did have our lights on most people should see brake lights knowing to slow down an stop. You mention " maybe his life was a reason why he passed away" . But what exactly happen is unknown I'm sure he was going fast but also in the news they said he swerve a bmw that car could have cut him off an he swerved an lost it if that bmw was never there maybe none of this never happened.. "lilitalty" go ahead move we don't want you here us low life's are a family an love one another. Go live in your fake house wife's of stuck ups tv show you wish you were on an get out of here. Maybe you can hitch a ride on Ja hogan hog. This also isn't English class so ashhhh. Can type how she likes. In all I would love the BMW driver to come forward please.
ashhh January 12, 2013 at 06:53 AM
Thanks John, I appreciate it. These people can complain all they want but its not going to stop what everyone does. So there was no need for them to make a comment about it anyways because i am sure that they dont go around and make random comments on the death article of someone who has passed away due to a motorcycle accident and reckless driving...Because i am sure when they were our age they did these kind of things as well. This is the way the world is now and you can say every action has a reaction that won't turn out so well. and its sad to say Brandon was so young but at least the way he left us on earth was doing something he loved. Brandon was defiantly watching when everyone took off out of wendys that night and we all know he had a smile on his face because this is what he lived for, it was his passion and he loved it and wouldnt let anyone interfere with stupid remarks. Rest easy B-Rog your truly missed. Watch over your family. Esp..Your Dad, Mom Britt and Jessica. They need you the most. Make sure you guide them. Thats what they need. Fly high and shine bright our handsome angel. We'll all see you someday!
dawn January 14, 2013 at 02:54 AM
listen i realize you are young, and wanted a send off for your friend. as we get older we learn lessons in life, 1 unfortunately you are all learning now is that no one is invincible. i drove down woodbourne rd that night twice, the first time was a nice candle ceremony, truly a beautiful thing. on the way back it was horrendous! as a mom who was driving her 2 kids on woodbourne road that night i almost slammed into another car. i had 1 car burning rubber and passed me on the wrong side of the road and i almost crashed my car not knowing what the hell the driver was doing, in front of me was another car burning their tires so badly i couldn't see. there are plenty of parking lots you could have played around in. i am sure that he did not want any of you, or hopefully anyone else to follow in his footsteps to the gates of heaven. there is always a way to compromise, you can have fun and be responsible.
XB12R February 04, 2013 at 05:08 PM
As someone who used to hit the street races hard and often (before they became a gathering of low-common sense, low-responsibility jackoffs), and as someone who themselves HAS a sportbike - the mentality of you "kids" (grow up, you're in your 20s) is absolutely disgusting. I keep seeing this theme of "it's okay, he would have wanted it that way" - or "we're not going to stop" - are you kidding me? Just get "disrespectful moron" tattooed on your face, it'll accomplish things much quicker. I've had FOUR friends die on bikes since I was 18. Not once did any of us act like idiots "in tribute" for our fallen friends. He loved anything with a motor? You don't say? That doesn't mean that you go out and act like morons "for" him. What if you hit someone? Don't think it happens? I've seen PEOPLE RUN OVER by irresponsible fools "just doing burnouts", much like you guys. it doesn't matter WHY you were doing what you were doing - the only thing that matters is that you were WRONG in doing it. If you think that's up for debate, then you need a serious lesson on acting like an adult and growing up. When someone dies from lung cancer, you guys all going to show up and light 'em up "in honor" of your buddy? How about when someone overdoses? Speedballs on the house? Grow up, people. I'm only 30, and the gap between the stuff we did as stupid kids, and the attitude you clowns display is jaw-dropping. And for the responsible few? Keep it on two wheels, guys. Ride safe.
EAT1B4FORCD May 17, 2013 at 02:01 PM
I like the last comment, I'm 28 and your right the dumb shit we used to do compared to the dumb shit these BABIES do is basically uncalled for no excuse, if gas were brains these cabbage patch kids wouldn't have enough to power their buddies bike around a penny!!! You gonna act stupid and act like you put time in on this planet, get more lessons before the last one is the one YOU don't get the chance to learn from. I lost a lot of friends to death and stupid choices,as a father I would have taught my son better. One person on here said no parent should out live their child, if that was my son...... Well I'd rather not say. My condolences to the lost's family. But for those battling with these fake tough guys,(I swear to God I hate these punk ass young boys)I'd love to hang out and maybe give one of these kids a good 'ol fashioned ass wooping!!

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