The car turned in front of John Biondo’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle so suddenly he wasn’t even able to form a complete thought before being jettisoned from his bike and tumbling through the air.
It was the middle of the afternoon last Sept. 10 and Biondo, 59, an industrial maintenance technician, was headed home from work. As he approached Brodhead Road on Route 191 in Bethlehem Township, Northampton County, he remembers keeping an eye on traffic as usual.
Out of nowhere, a car turned in front of him, causing a collision Biondo couldn’t possibly avoid. “I remember thinking ‘what the…?’ and then hitting the other vehicle and tumbling through the air for what seemed like forever,” says Biondo, of Hellertown. “And then I remember the pain. I never felt so much pain.”