Newville, PA (May 11, 2023) – On Monday, May 8th, troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police say that a 17-year-old from the Newville area was killed when he was involved in a motorcycle accident on Ritner Highway.
As reported in a PSP news statement, the 17-year-old was driving a 1999 Kawasaki motorcycle when it was involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer along the 3400 block of Ritner Highway and Route 11 at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Monday.
The teen, whose identity has not been disclosed, died from his injuries at the scene, but police say that the truck driver was not hurt.
The 17-year-old was reportedly wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, according to the State Police.
An investigation is still active in the interim, and no further details have been released in connection with the crash.
Our deepest condolences are with the deceased victim’s family members.
Fatal Motorcycle Crashes in Pennsylvania
Motorcycle collisions frequently rank among the deadliest in the state. Furthermore, the results may be especially deadly when they occur on major streets and motorways in heavily populated cities like Philadelphia and the surrounding regions.
Motorcycle accident victims have a high mortality rate. According to studies conducted recently by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were up to 30 times as many deaths associated with motorcycle accidents in Pennsylvania as there were with other forms of motor vehicle accidents.
Furthermore, proving that the other party was at fault for an accident is one of the most difficult things a rider must accomplish after being involved in one. After a claim has been submitted, the insurance company will most likely want to pay out as little as possible.
After an accident, you may feel helpless and that you have to fix everything by yourself. After an accident, it’s common for victims and their loved ones to feel helpless and bewildered, particularly when it comes to navigating the complex world of third parties like insurance companies and increasing expenses. You may have many legal avenues to pursue after a motorbike accident.
You should definitely get in touch with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Philadelphia. Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys is here to help if you were hurt in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault. We will defend you no matter how complex your claim becomes.
Motorcycles are potentially among the most hazardous forms of transportation since they provide far less protection than conventional passenger cars. Furthermore, it is obvious that motorcyclists who are engaged in accidents experience significant and sometimes fatal injuries.
Motorcycle riders who get injuries in an accident that was not their fault should immediately see a qualified attorney.
Fortunately, you may rely on us for help throughout the claims and legal proceedings. If you or a loved one in Philadelphia has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, please call Spear Greenfield at (215) 600-0681.
Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources to produce this post, including local and state media and news sources, local and state police incident reports, social media platforms, as well as eyewitness accounts, about serious accidents that take place in Pennsylvania. For that reason, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys as soon as possible so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. A post will be removed upon request.
Disclaimer: The photos used in this post were not taken at this accident scene. All information contained in this post is informational and not intended to be considered legal or medical advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.
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