Central Pennsylvania Motorcylce Accident In Lancaster County Seriously Injures Two
Posted Scott B. Cooper on Jul 16, 2012 in News
Posted on Jul 16, 2012
Southern Regional police declined to identify the crash victims Sunday but said the motorcycle's driver — a 56-year-old man from Conestoga Township — was in fair condition at Lancaster General Hospital.
The man's passenger — a 45-year-old woman from Conestoga Township — was listed in serious condition, police said.
According to police, the motorcycle was traveling south on New Danville Pike at 9:15 p.m. when it drifted into the northbound lane and collided with a Volkswagen driven by a 48-year-old woman from Lancaster. Police also declined to name the car driver, who was not injured.
Upon impact, the motorcycle driver and his passenger were thrown into the air and landed about 30 feet from the crash site, police said.
Both sustained serious injuries, police said.
A Southern Regional officer on duty Sunday didn't know if either motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
An investigation continues, according to police.
July has been a rough month for local motorcycle riders.
Ty H. Mowbray, 20, of Pequea Township, was killed July 12 when his motorcycle hit a van on New Danville Pike and he was thrown into the opposite lane of traffic and was struck by another vehicle, police said.
Just a day earlier, Luis Miranda-Jimenez, 25, of Lancaster, was killed when his motorcycle crashed at Brewster Drive and Hoover Road in Lancaster Township.
And on July 1, Robert L. Long, 44, of Middletown, was killed when his motorcycle left Route 441 near Bainbridge in Conoy Township and rolled several times before coming to rest in a wooded area.
According to newspaper records, at least six other people have been injured in motorcycle wrecks on local roads since the beginning of July.
If you have an injury or a loved one is killed in any type of car wreck or accident in Pennsylvania feel free to contact the Central Pennsylvania (Pa.) based Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers who can answer any questions you may have about your rights or even about how to coordinate paying bills or applying for benefits.