After the impact, both the pickup truck and motorcycle ran off of the road and over an embankment. The motorcyclist died at the scene of the accident due to the severe impact of the crash. The driver of the pickup truck was treated and released at Forbes Hospital for his injuries.
It is not certain why the pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic. Local police and a state accident reconstruction team are investigating the accident at this time.
This is the second fatal motorcycle accident in the last two days in Westmoreland County. On Tuesday July 21, 2015, a motorcyclist died after he tried to pass a vehicle on Arona Road. The motorcyclist lost control of his bike and died because of his injuries.
A recently released report confirmed that July is the most dangerous month for motorcycle riders. The average number of claims for the month are 79 percent higher than the average for the rest of the year. You can read more about that report by visiting our blog here.
Motorcycle accidents sadly often end tragically for the people involved. If you or a loved one were involved in a motorcycle accident, contact the attorneys at Berger and Green for a free no obligation consultation to find out about your rights to be compensated for medical bills, wage loss and also pain and suffering.
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