Cantonment Man Critical After Motorcycle Crash

November 4, 2016

A Cantonment man was critically injured when the motorcycle on which he was riding was rear-ended Thursday night.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 87-year old Thomas James Harwell was northbound on Highway 29 approaching Diamond Dairy Road about 7:00. He failed to stop for traffic and his 1994 pickup collided with the rear of a Honda Goldwing driven by 53-year old Phillip Roger Bryant of Cantonment. Bryant was thrown from his motorcycle by the force of the collision.

Bryant was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital with critical injuries. Harwell was not injured.

Any charges are pending the outcome of a FHP investigation.


12 Responses to “Cantonment Man Critical After Motorcycle Crash”

  1. Rosco on November 5th, 2016 3:31 am

    I pray that I will recognize my declining eyesight, judgement and reflexes as I get older and realize that to continue driving would be to put others at risk!

  2. mike on November 5th, 2016 1:35 am

    Some cdl holders are required to take a stringent phys exam every 2 years. Can you imagine having to take one to drive a car? ECAT would have a lot more riders, I bet. I wish Mr. Bryant a full & swift recovery.

  3. just country on November 4th, 2016 6:03 pm

    at papaedd… Right on!!!!!

  4. Ann on November 4th, 2016 4:56 pm

    Please remember them in your prayers. All the people involved in the terrible accident. Phillip and his family and friends as well as Mr. Harwell who surely wasn’t out to hurt
    anyone last night.

  5. papaedd on November 4th, 2016 2:24 pm

    Praying for both people involved. Bet more people below 80 cause more wrecks than one’s over 80. Reckon we need to take their License’s

  6. That Guy on November 4th, 2016 2:13 pm

    When I pull up to a light on my bike I always keep it in gear and keep an eye out for people that dont stop.
    Hope this guy is ok!

  7. anne 1of2 on November 4th, 2016 10:11 am

    Driver’s licenses need a cancellation date and all of us need to realize this. I know too many people in their 80’s that cannot see in traffic during the day, let alone at 7:00p.m.
    What really irritates me is that their licenses are renewed by mail! This has got to stop.
    Prayers for the injured man.

  8. paul on November 4th, 2016 8:19 am

    As we get older there should be better/more testing of motor skills to be behind the wheel. 87 is kinda pushing the limit. Just look at the results of this wreck.

  9. Just Me - in the woods on November 4th, 2016 7:49 am

    So sad….
    Well known and loved in the area!!!

  10. Wolf on November 4th, 2016 5:19 am

    He was a good man. He and his wife are good friends of mine and I am praying for you all. People need to look and pay attention to the road. Bikers are everywhere and your mistakes cost us way more.

  11. God help them on November 4th, 2016 4:15 am

    GOD HELP THEM BOTH….I don’t know them but if it’s the same man on the motorcycle I see everyday on Hwy 29 as I’m going and coming from work everyday, I could only imagine he was only doing the same thing as a hard working person does GOING OR COMING FROM WORK.At 87 yrs old Mr. Harwell wasn’t out to hurt anyone intentionally I think it’s a dangerous world out there on the roads and we have to be more careful now days. And my HEART and PRAYERS go out to YOU BOTH AND YOUR FAMILIES. THIS had to be a TRULY ACCIDENT. I PRAY THAT BOTH RECOVERY FAST PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY. IN JESUS NAME AMEN!!!!

  12. Laura (Tinker) Ellis on November 4th, 2016 3:13 am

    This is my friend and co worker praying for his wife Betty. Pay attention people. Motorcycles are out there. LOOK TWICE. Lord please pull him through this

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