The accident occurred one evening on Route 19. According to a spokesman for the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office, the woman and her husband were travelling on the road when they were struck by an automobile. Though the woman survived the initial collision her injuries were too severe and she died several hours later at an area hospital.
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At the time of the incident the woman was riding as a passenger on the motorcycle her husband was driving. It is unclear whether he too was seriously hurt in the crash but because motorcyclists have so little protection compared to individuals in automobiles it is not uncommon for them to suffer catastrophic injuries in these incidents.
Additional details surrounding the collision are not known. However, if the driver of the automobile that struck the motorcycle was engaging in negligent behavior it is possible that individual could face a lawsuit regarding the matter. The woman who died was only 46-years-old and had years of life ahead of her. Her loved ones might decide to seek compensation for the premature and sudden loss of her life. While there is no amount of money that could bring her back anything recovered might make it easier for them to continue on with their lives without the woman.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Butler woman dies after Sunday motorcycle crash,” Lexi Belculfine, April 15, 2014