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Bam Margera’s new Porsche smashed by pickup

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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Fairman’s Skate Shop: Skateboarding Since 1977

Established in 1977, FAIRMAN’S is one of the East Coast’s oldest and most respected Skate, Snow and Surf shops. Home of professional skateboarders, Bam Margera and Mike Maldonado, Fairman’s skate shop has been a staple of the east coast skateboarding community for over 30 years. Fairman’s is located on the corner of West Gay and North Church Streets in the heart of historic downtown West Chester.  For more information about the shop check out the video below and visit their website http://www.fairmans.com

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Fairman’s Skate Shop

Fairman’s skate shop has been a staple of the east coast skateboarding community for over 30 years and has been a local West Chester business for decades as well. Here, Dave Fairman himself talks about his achievements while giving a guided tour, “MTV Cribs” style, around his famous shop. Support local businesses and go check out Fairman’s today! http://www.fairmans.com.

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A Tribute to Ryan Dunn

The Jackass crew put together a great 5 minute clip of Ryan throughout the past 12+ years, Check it out below! Ryan was a West Chester local and will be missed by all, Rest in Peace.

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Today Is National Go Skateboarding Day!

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It’s the 8th Annual International Go Skateboarding Day!  Tuesday, June 21, 2011.  Join us for an afternoon of fun at the West Goshen Township skatepark!

Activities begin at 1:00pm.  (Remember – the skatepark is closed to the general public in the morning until 12:15pm for skate camp this week…)

Celebrate skateboarding on the first day of summer at the region’s best FREE skatepark!  We’ll have contests and raffles, free drinks from Vitamin Water and some cool live music by local bands When Clouds Turn to Mountains – rock from WC Henderson HS; and Cooch Beehar and the Dollars – old school punk from Strath Haven HS. For further information visit Fairman’s skate shop homepage at http://www.fairmans.com!

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‘Jackass’ Star Ryan Dunn Tragically Killed in Car Accident at Age 34

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Ryan Dunn, the 34-year-old “Jackass” star, died in a fatal car crash on Sunday night in Pennsylvania, MTV News confirmed Monday (June 20). According to TMZ, the accident occurred at 3 a.m. on Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township. While it’s unknown who was driving at the time, an unidentified passenger also died in the crash. April Margera, the mother of Dunn’s “Jackass” co-star Bam, broke the news to WMMR 93.3’s “Preston and Steve” radio show.

TMZ also reported that the car caught fire in the crash. A tow truck was later sent to the scene to remove the car. A photo obtained by an NBC affiliate in Pennsylvania, showed the wrecked car on the side of the road. As of press time, no further information was known about the accident.

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