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Pa. Motorcycle Accident – Paradise Twp, Lancaster County

Posted on Sep 15, 2014

The Lancaster New Era is reporting about a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident which occurred last night in Paradise Township.  A man was killed and a woman is in critical condition after the motorcycle they were riding crashed into a pickup truck last night in Paradise Township.

Neither of the people riding the motorcycle have been identified by police.  The fatal Pa. motorcycle crash occurred at around 6:20 p.m. at the intersection of Route 896, aka Georgetown Road, and South Belmont Road.  According to witnesses at the scene, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle struck the side of a Ford Ranger pickup driven by Rita Johns of Paradise.  Witnesses said the motorcycle was traveling north on Georgetown Road at an excessive rate of speed, passing other motorists, before striking Johns’ vehicle.

Johns reported that she and her husband were turning south onto Georgetown when she heard a roar and saw the motorcycle come over the crest of the hill and lose control before striking the truck.  The two people on the motorcycle were thrown from the bike. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, while the woman was taken to Lancaster General Hospital in critical condition, an EMT at the scene said.

State police are investigating the collision. No further information on the cause of the accident has been released.

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