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!
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.
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.
NBC highlights West Chester restaurants in a new video. You’ll be ready to eat your way through West Chester after watching Tim Furlong in this video episode of Nonstop Foodies on NBC Philadelphia Nonstop.
“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.
If you are new to the West Chester area or just visiting check out the video above for a little tour of downtown! If you’re looking for some fun things to do while in West Chester make sure to check these things out:
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.
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The Swingin’ Summer Thursday Series is an evening of live music on the streets of Downtown West Chester. It is held the first Thursday in
June, July, August, and September. Each Swingin’ Summer Thursday has a musical genre theme and two bands are selected to perform. Local food vendors, information booths, and local artisan booths are spread out among the event. The next event is coming up soon on July 7th from 6:30PM-9:30PM and is free to attend. For more information, contact WC Parks & Recreation at 610-436-9010.
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To many, Ryan Dunn was just one of those crazy stuntmen from “Jackass” but for the people who have had the privilege to meet him around West Chester or the surrounding areas know he was just a normal kind hearted person. Below is an interview with Bam Margera who says “Dunn was my best friend.” I will never be able to recover from this.” Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone especially family and friends who were affected by the loss… Rest In Peace, Ryan Dunn.
Also, here is an interview with Bam’s parents, Who Ryan called “Mom and Dad.”
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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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