Philadelphia, PA (June 18, 2023) – A motorcyclist was critically hurt in a two-car collision in the Philadelphia-area Borough of Wattsburg on Saturday afternoon, June 17.
The collision involving a pick-up truck and the motorcycle occurred on Route 89 close to the Erie County Fairgrounds at about 1:15 p.m. on Saturday.
The Pennsylvania State Police cordoned off a section of Route 89 between Haskhill Road and Main Street. The motorcyclist was airlifted to UPMC Hamot by Lifeflight, which had been dispatched by authorities to the site shortly after the wreck occurred. However, the truck driver’s medical status is unknown at this time.
The Pennsylvania State Police are still investigating the incident, though no further details have been released.
Our deepest condolences are with the deceased man’s loved ones.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Philadelphia
Every year, motorcycle accidents are among the worst crash types in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. What’s more, the results of these wrecks may be particularly disastrous on major thoroughfares in heavily-populated locations like Philadelphia and its environs.
The fatalities associated with motorbike accidents are much too common. According to research conducted recently by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the death toll from motorcycle accidents in Pennsylvania may be as high as 30 times that of other vehicle collisions.
After an accident, one of the toughest things for an injured motorcyclist to accomplish is to show that the other person was at fault. After you claim with an insurance company, they will probably try to pay you as little as possible.
After an accident, you may feel helpless and have to fix everything by yourself. When dealing with outside parties, such as insurance companies, and increasing expenses, victims and their loved ones often feel helpless and confused following an accident. Many legal avenues may be open to you after a motorbike accident.
A Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyer should be contacted immediately. Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys is here to help if you were hurt in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault. Regardless matter the particulars of your claim, we will vigorously represent you.
The lack of safety features on motorbikes makes them a potential threat compared to other modes of transportation. Furthermore, it is obvious that motorcyclists who are engaged in accidents experience significant, sometimes fatal, injuries.
Injured motorcyclists who were not at fault for the crash should speak to an attorney about their options as soon as possible.
Fortunately, we will be here for you every step of the way, from filing claims to appearing in court. Call Spear Greenfield at (215) 600-0681 if you or a loved one in Philadelphia has been hurt in a motorcycle accident.
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