Police Seeking Witness in Crash That Critically Injured Motorcyclist

Andrew Karners, 27, was seriously injured when his motorcycle was rear-ended by another vehicle. Police are looking for a female witness who left before they arrived.

Hatboro police are looking for a female witness to a crash between a car and motorcycle that left one man in critical condition. 

The crash happened about 1:15 a.m. Sunday near North York Road and East Monument Avenue, police said. 

A motorcycle operated by Andrew Karner, 27, of Jamison, PA, was stopped in the northbound lane of North York Road when a northbound vehicle operated by 44-year-old James Haitsch of Warminster rear-ended the motorcycle, according to Police Chief James E. Gardner.  

Just prior to the crash, Karner had stopped his motorcycle in his lane of travel and was approached by an unidentified woman wearing a pink shirt and carrying a large handbag, who was walking north on York Road.  

Karner was transported by ambulance to Abington Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Monday afternoon, Gardner said.  

Police want to speak to the woman, who left before police arrived. Anyone who witnessed the crash or knows the woman's identity is asked to call Hatboro police at 215-675-2832.

Hatboro police were assisted at the scene by the Montgomery County Detective Bureau, Second Alarmers Rescue Association and Enterprise Fire Company of Hatboro.  

York Road remained closed for several hours following the crash.


donna cramer June 04, 2013 at 03:38 PM
RIP Andrew Heaven's newest angel
Annette P. June 04, 2013 at 03:45 PM
My heart is breaking. Drew was the kindest person you would ever want to meet. Far too soon for him to be gone. RIP Drew you were incredible in life as you will be in heavan.
Susan Hedrick June 04, 2013 at 05:28 PM
Su H. My heart is broken to hear such sad news. Drew was the nicest, kindest, most generous boys I knew. He would do anything for anyone. I am blessed to have know you. You will be greatly missed. RIP Drew. XOXO
David Karner June 04, 2013 at 09:15 PM
The Karner family in Florida is devastated to learn that Andrew died as a result of this accident. There was so much promise in him. Speechless.
Simon Tarpinian June 05, 2013 at 12:46 AM
To the Karner family and his friends, I am so sorry to hear about Andrew's passing. Though I only knew him briefly, he made an impression on me. A truly nice guy. Very sorry to hear the news. RIP.
Terry Rogers June 05, 2013 at 01:48 AM
Andrew was a true friend... he was one of the good guys! Im honered to call him a friend! Ill miss u lil buddy
Sharon June 05, 2013 at 02:56 PM
Hi Simon! We were shocked! I was wondering if you heard the news. Drew was so nice to us and the kids. We were all just talking to him Sat. afternoon :-( My crew is pretty upset. Hope everyone is well.
Michael McMahon June 05, 2013 at 03:51 PM
Drew is my brother, I cant believe this is even a reality, I was talking to him on Saturday night. I got the phone call at work on Tuesday about what had happened...I'm speechless. He was a very nice guy, loved being around him. Still cant believe this happened. He had his whole life ahead of him. Our hearts and love goes out to him. We will love and miss him greatly. Its unbelievable. we love you brother.
Susan Hedrick June 06, 2013 at 12:23 AM
David, I am so sorry for your loss. He has touched so many people, including myself. I will keep your family in my thought and prayers!
Susan Hedrick June 06, 2013 at 02:11 AM
Hi Michael, I'm very sorry for your loss. It sure was devastating news. Keep all the fun times together and happy memories alive. I always enjoyed the times when he was at my house with my son. Lucy and Drew spent the nights many times. I will keep you and your family in my thought and prayers!!
Susan Hedrick June 06, 2013 at 09:24 PM
I meant Alice and Drew spent the night many times.


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