Motorcyclist hospitalized, man charged after Chesco crash

Robert Elwood Landis: Charged with DUI and other offenses.
Robert Elwood Landis: Charged with DUI and other offenses.
Posted: April 29, 2013

A 24-year-old motorcyclist was hospitalized in critical condition after a crash Friday night with a pickup truck driven by a West Chester man with a history of drunken-driving convictions, police said.

Robert Elwood Landis, 49, was charged with driving under the influence, driving without a license, and related offenses after the accident, which occurred about 10:30 p.m. near Route 202 and Stanton Avenue, in Westtown Township.

Police said Liam Crowley, of Chesterbrook, Tredyffrin Township, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, remained in critical condition Saturday.

Crowley was traveling north on Wilmington Pike, near where 322 and 202 diverge and Wilmington Pike becomes High Street. Landis was driving south on High Street, and when he made a left-hand turn, the motorcycle struck the passenger side of the vehicle.

Landis, of the 900 block of South Concord Road, appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests, police said.

After his arrest, he was taken to Chester County Prison on a state parole detainer.

According to court records, Landis has pleaded guilty to DUI and related charges for incidents in 2009, 2005, 2003, and twice in 1997.

Police ask that anyone with information about the accident call 610-692-5100.


Contact Jonathan Lai

at 856-779-3220, jlai@phillynews.com, or on Twitter @elaijuh.

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