Brandon “Bam” Margera, the risk-taking star of the Jackass franchise, had to call 911 Thursday afternoon when his new Porsche had a run in with a pickup truck on a country road close to his
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Chester County home. State Police said Margera was “stopped at a properly posted stop sign” at 1:48 p.m. on southbound Locust Grove Road at Corrine Road in Pocopson Township when an unidentified driver of a Ford pickup who was turning onto Locust Grove Road sideswiped Margera’s 2011 Porsche Panamera.
“The fact that the driver was Bam had no bearing on the investigation,” said Trooper Corey Monthei, a state police spokesman from the Avondale barracks. Monthei said the incident qualified as a “non-reportable crash” since no one was injured, no vehicle was towed, and no sign of drug or alcohol impairment existed. He said it was not unusual that the truck driver was not cited.
“That occasionally happens,” Monthei said. “I don’t know the specifics here, but sometimes there are reasons for not filing charges; sometimes we’ll just issue a warning.” Monthei said it appeared that Margera, who has elevated a penchant for risk-taking high jinks into a lucrative career, was simply the victim of a minor accident. A West Chester native, Margera skateboarded to fame on MTV’s Jackass, a venue for stupid human tricks that led to a succession of popular movies.
The accident comes four months after Margera’s best friend and costar Ryan Dunn crashed his 2007 Porsche in Chester County’s West Goshen Township – a fiery speed- and alcohol-fueled wreck that killed Dunn and his only passenger. For a free car insurance quote check out http://www.kimberleyvassal.com today!
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“Jackass” star Bam Margera talks on WMMR radio about not being able to cry anymore over his friend Ryan Dunn’s death. He also talks about how West Chester is mourning with him and a message for drivers.
The void left by the passing of Jackass co-star Ryan Dunn is still being felt by cast members and anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Ryan. Johny Knoxville, one of the show’s break-out stars wrote a blogpost expressing grievance for his late friend.
Johnny said: “You’ll have to excuse me, I’m just very sad because I lost my brother andmy world got about 134 per cent less funny. I don’t know what else to say right now, so I will close with I love you, Ryan. I have a lot of emotions swirling, but I want you to know I love you so very much.”
“He had such a hair trigger laugh reflex. He lived his life wanting to laugh and wanting you to laugh with him. He would cackle really loud, too, and it wasn’t uncommon that he would fall over from it. “Sometimes I would fall with him because his spirit was very contagious. He was always there if you were sad about something. That’s why all this is even harder because right now I really need to talk to him but I can’t.” After Knoxville went on to reveal how hard it was to tell his daughter that Dunn had died, he closed by saying, “I love you, Ryan. I have a lot of emotions swirling, but I want you to know I love you so very much.” Our condolences go out to all of Ryan’s family and friends.