Bell Township, PA (August 13, 2018) On Saturday afternoon, around 1:30 p.m., a fatal motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of Route 819 and Route 380 in Westmoreland County. Officials state a man and woman rode on a motorcycle, went thru a stop sign, and collided with a car. The man on the motorcycle died at the scene. The woman flew to a hospital due to moderate injuries. The driver in the vehicle received no injuries. More investigation will determine who is liable for the collision.
Motorcycle accidents are very dangerous for motorcyclists because they always receive some type of injury. Motorcyclists’ bodies are extremely accessible to receiving injuries because they do not wear adequate armor to protect themselves. Common injuries include brain damage, internal injuries, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, and head injuries. Some injuries require injured victims to receive medical treatment for the rest of their lives, disallowing them to participate in regular physical activity. Other injuries can lead to fatality, which was the case for the man in this accident. It’s unfortunate that he lost his life in this collision. Depending on who investigators discover is liable, his family could pursue a wrongful death lawsuit with the help of an attorney.
It’s also unfortunate that the woman is suffering injuries. She could also file a personal injury lawsuit with the help of a personal injury lawyer.
At Edelstein, Martin & Nelson, we understand how tragic motorcycle accidents can be for our clients and their loved ones. We do everything we can to ensure our clients receive adequate compensation for any damages and losses. If you, or someone you love, received injuries in a motorcycle accident, call (215) 731-9900.