May 30, 2014 - Motorcycle Accidents

Pennsylvania State Police at Chambersburg say that a truck caused a motorcycle accident, which resulted in two people suffering serious injuries. Police say the accident occurred on May 25 in Guilford Township, Pennsylvania, on U.S. 11.

Although police have not yet identified anyone involved in the crash, it is believed that a motorcycle being driven by a man with one passenger was traveling north on Molly Pitcher Highway when a small truck pulled out in front of the motorcycle’s path from where it had previously been sitting at a stop sign at Alleman Road.

According to police, the driver of the motorcycle then swerved to avoid colliding with the truck, but the result of that action caused the motorcycle to crash to the ground along Molly Pitcher Highway. Both motorcycle riders suffered moderate injuries, despite wearing helmets. It is unknown whether the driver of the truck was injured in the crash. The motorcycle driver was admitted to Chambersburg Hospital. The passenger is currently listed as having suffered non-life threatening injuries although that person was airlifted to York Hospital.

Police have not mentioned alcohol or drugs as having played a role in the accident, although the accident investigation is still ongoing.

Motorcyclists involved with car crashes often experience severe injuries. Road rash is one such common injury people receive after being thrown from their bike and sliding along the pavement. There are often broken bones, head and spine injuries and a host of other wounds one might expect when a person collides with a much heavier object such as a car.

Motorcyclists who are harmed by motorists who are distracted, or otherwise impaired should know that they may be entitled to receive compensation for their medical bills and lost wages, as well as other damages.

Source: Public Opinion, “Passenger flown from Guilford Township motorcycle crash” No author given, May. 28, 2014

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