Elderly Warminster Man Charged in Deadly Motorcycle Accident

Harold Horowitz was charged with several misdemeanors Thursday after an accident that claimed the life of a Huntingdon Valley man back in October.


A Warminster man faces multiple charges following an accident that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist on Street Road last October. 

Eric Hammer, 27, of Huntingdon Valley, was killed after a car collided with his motorcycle at Street Road and St. Davids Avenue on October 1.

Harold Horowitz, 85, was charged with several misdemeanors, including vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment, in a Warwick district court Thursday. 

Phillyburbs.com reports bail was set at $25,000 after Horowitz's attorney waived a preliminary hearing. 

A formal arraignment is scheduled for February 1.

marie mcdade January 04, 2013 at 02:21 PM
I hope they took his license away. This wasn't like what you see all the time, old people driving into stores (claiming either the gas pedal stuck or they mistook the gas pedal for the brake); he killed someone!
Tony Simek January 04, 2013 at 03:50 PM
I think everyone should have some kind of review of their driving skills every couple of years. While the elderly may seem to be a logical focus for this kind of action, there are a lot of not so elderly drivers on the road who drive recklessly and irresponsibly all the time. Some due to drugs and alcohol, others because they are just stupid. Retaking some kind of a drivers licensing skills test could remove dangerous drivers from the roads. But as experience tells us, people will drive whether they are licensed or not. I am a motorcyclist and my challenge is to avoid the dangerous drivers on our roads. I avoid streets like County Line or Street Road for that reason. You can never assume that the drivers around you know what they are doing, or that they care about the lives of the people around them. The age of the driver doesn't really matter.


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