Allegheny Township, Pennsylvania (July 30, 2022) - At least eight people were hospitalized following a multi-vehicle motorcycle crash in Westmoreland County on Saturday afternoon.
According to emergency dispatchers, the collision occurred near Lynch Road in Allegheny Township around 1:30 p.m.
Four of the injured people were taken to the hospital by air transport. The other four were taken by ground vehicles, dispatchers said.
A Facebook post from an account called Riding for the Cure said the crash happened during their annual ride for breast cancer patients.
“We have been made aware of the accident that occurred on the ride,” the post reads. “Everyone involved has received medical attention. Please keep those involved in your thoughts and prayers, as well as those that are continuing on.”
The post emphasized that reports saying 30 bikes were involved in the crash were incorrect.
Columbus, Ohio, USA (July 29, 2022) - Bobby Hill passed away July 12, 2022 100 years old. He was born July 8, 1922 in Tridelphia, West Virginia to the late Laura Mae and George Hill. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Lee, and brothers William Hill Sr. (Janet) his son William Hill JR and Robert Eugene Hill. He began racing flat tracks in 1940 on a 1939 WLDR Harley.
In 1942, he won 6 of 7 feature races before entering the marines in World War 2 as a Hydraulic mechanic for planes. Never racing as an amateur, he returned to racing in the expert class. He won his first National Championship, in 1948 on the 10 mile track in Jacksonville, FL. In 1950, Bobby became part of the Infamous Indian “Wrecking Crew”, made up of himself, Bill Tuman and Ernie Beckman.
In 1951 and 1952 he won National Championships at Springfield, Illinois and the honor of using the #1 plate for two years. He was the Most Popular Rider in the US in 1952. In 1954, he won the Daytona 200 race on the beach-road course on a BSA.
Over the years, he was honored as the first inductee to the Charity Newsies Hall of Fame in Columbus, Ohio, the National Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Sturgis SD, the Springfield Indian Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass, and the AMA Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio.
He was most honored by an engraved photo on the Monument commemorating the winners of the Daytona 200 erected on the old beach-road course. Bobby and Nancy lived in Grove City since 1954 and loved their friends like family.
He is survived by children: Barbara Ohly, James R Hill (Judy), Tami Steele (Steve Capocciama), grandchildren: Dane Ohly (Ainsley) son Dash, Josh Hill (Whitney) son Townes, Jordan Hill, Joe Hill daughter Haylynn, Erin Steele son Jax, Jamie Steele (Krista), Shana (Cory) Aycock daughter Marlee, cousins: Charlotte (Tim) Reichert, Mary Ruth Brennan, Niece Mona (Jon) Journey and son Austin (Brittany) Journey.
Friends and family may visit Tues 2-4 pm July 26 at Newcomer Southwest, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, Oh 43123.
Oakland, California, USA (July 17, 2022) - The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has requested to hold Sonny Barger’s memorial service at the Oakland Coliseum complex, just a couple of miles away from the Foothill Boulevard clubhouse where he founded. Barger died June 29 at his home in Livermore.
A funeral at the coliseum may or may not happen, but it is up for discussion. Henry Gardner, the executive director of the Coliseum Authority, plans to discuss the club’s proposal with his board.
In a memo to the board, Gardner said the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club have asked to use the stadium’s parking lot for a service in August, but he’s waiting to hear back from authorities.
“We have consulted with the city’s leadership, including the Oakland Police Department, to seek guidance on whether or not this event can be safely and securely managed,” Gardner wrote. “The group estimates there will be approximately 2,000 of their members in attendance".
"The Oakland Police Department is taking the lead in determining a safety plan and will be providing us with their recommendations on whether and how we should proceed.” it continued
Events at the Coliseum, which is publicly-owned, do not necessarily need the approval of the Coliseum board, which is made up of members of the Oakland City Council, county Board of Supervisors, and members appointed by both government bodies.