A motorcycle crash near Shannon Lane in Derry Township has left one man dead and his passenger severely injured.  According to police, the accident occurred just before 11:30 a.m. on Monday morning.

The motorcycle was struck head-on by a car that crossed the center line.  The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.  His female passenger was flown to UPMC Presbyterian.  The driver of the car was taken to the hospital for a shoulder injury and to have a blood sample drawn.

No charges have been filed at this time.  Police are still investigating the accident.

Both the driver and passenger of the motorcycle were wearing helmets.

It has not been confirmed, however, most head-on collisions result from distracted driving. Distracted driving is not only illegal it is deadly. Texting is the biggest form of distracted driving we see today and sadly, innocent lives are being lost because of it.  Do your part by avoiding distractions in the vehicle and never text and drive. 

Recovering compensation after an accident.

When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, the injuries they sustain can be life threatening and at times deadly.  If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may have the right to recover money for medical bills, funeral costs and pain and suffering. 

Contact the attorneys at Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 for a free no obligation consultation to discuss your case today.

 

Source:

WTAE, “1 dead, 1 flown to hospital after car-motorcycle crash in Derry Township”