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April 29, 2013
Salem News

- A trooper was dispatched to East Liverpool City Hospital April 15 for a man being treated following a motorcycle crash.

He spoke with Joseph Amos, 51, Toronto, who said he had lost control of the motorcycle on state Route 45 near Cameron Road and called a friend, whom he refused to identify, to help him load the motorcycle onto a trailer.

It was taken to a shop, but he also refused to identify the make or model or tell the trooper where the bike had been taken, saying he didn't want anyone to know where it was, according to reports.

Amos failed to report the accident to law enforcement and he reportedly told the trooper it was due to not wanting his insurance to increase. The trooper ascertained Amos was driving under suspension after he left the hospital and reported Amos has not returned phone calls.

He was charged with failure to control, and the case remains under investigation until the trooper contacts the county prosecutor regarding possible criminal charges.

Due to the motorcycle having been moved, the trooper was unable to determine the scene of the crash.

- While southbound on Padgett Road, Daniel P. Brown, 35, Crestview Road, New Waterford, reportedly went off the right side, causing his vehicle to strike a culvert and utility pole.

He reportedly continued driving about 1.5 miles to Hamilton Road, where he abandoned the vehicle and went home.

He was contacted at his home after the crash, and the trooper said he smelled of alcohol, with Brown saying he had had one beer prior to the crash and 1 1/2 afterward. The report indicated alcohol use was suspected in the crash but could not be confirmed.

He was charged with failure to control, no seat belt and leaving the scene of an accident.

- While northbound on state Route 7, Daryl E. Caldwell, 63, Dyke Road, Rogers, turned left in front of a southbound vehicle driven by Kyle D. Burdick, 23, Juniper Drive, Columbiana, and was struck. Caldwell was charged with the improper turn.

- A witness reported seeing a low-boy trailer being pulled by a semi truck cross the railroad tracks in the village of Salineville at 1 p.m. Wednesday, damaging the tracks. The truck left without the driver being identified.

The village street department put rubber strips back into place prior to Norfolk-Southern Railroad inspection and repair crews arrived on the scene about 4 p.m., with all train traffic suspended until after the tracks were properly inspected.



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