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 accidents consistently rank among the state’s worst. Also, when they occur on major roadways and freeways in densely populated areas like Philadelphia and its environs, the consequences might be very fatal.
The death rate for those hurt on motorcycles is really high. Recent research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that motorcycle accidents resulted in up to 30 times as many fatalities in the state of Pennsylvania as other types of motor vehicle accidents.
Furthermore, following an accident, one of the trickiest things a rider must do is prove that the other party was at fault. The insurance company’s goal after receiving a claim is to minimize its payout.
It’s natural to feel alone and responsible for making things right after an accident. Victims and their loved ones sometimes feel powerless and confused after an accident, especially when trying to deal with the complexities of dealing with third parties like insurance companies and rising costs. After a motorcycle accident, you may have various potential legal recourses.
A Philadelphia motorcycle accident attorney should be contacted immediately. If you or a loved one have been wounded in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys is here to assist. No matter how complicated your claim develops, we will defend you.
Since motorcycles provide far less safety for their riders than vehicles do, they are among the most dangerous modes of transportation.
Thankfully, you can count on us to assist you with the claims and litigation process. Please contact Spear Greenfield at (215) 600-0681 if you or a loved one in Philadelphia has been wounded in a motorcycle accident.
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.
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