College Twp, PA – Two-Vehicle Motorcycle Crash at S Atherton St & W Branch Rd

College Twp, PA – Two-Vehicle Motorcycle Crash at S Atherton St & W Branch Rd

College Township, PA (May 17, 2022) – Around 2:51 p.m. on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 17, a two-vehicle crash took place at an intersection in College Township.

According to local officials, the accident happened at the intersection of South Atherton Street and West Branch Road. A motorcycle and an SUV were traveling in the area when they entered the intersection at the same time, causing them to collide with each other. The vehicles involved in the accident were extensively damaged as a result.

Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The motorcyclist, who has not yet been identified, was rushed to UPMC Altoona by medical helicopter for treatment of serious injuries. Nobody inside the SUV sustained injuries.

The roadway was blocked at the intersection for approximately two hours as police worked to clear the scene.

No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.

Our thoughts go out to those who have sustained injuries in this accident.

Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania 

5/17 College Twp, PA – Two-Vehicle Motorcycle Crash at S Atherton St & W Branch Rd Motorcycle accidents are some of the most catastrophic accidents that happen on our roads in Pennsylvania every year. In 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 3,398 motorcycle accidents took place within the state, with approximately 215 leading to fatalities. As more and more motorcyclists hit the roads, we unfortunately see more fatal accidents take place than ever before. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a motorcycle accident. If you have sustained these immense losses, you may wonder where you can turn. You and your family may be feeling lost and confused after you have faced these enormous losses, which is why you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.

There are many cases where motorcyclists end up losing their lives every year in accidents. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. Having an attorney on your side can greatly increase the chance that you will be successful when it comes to your claim. An attorney will also be able to answer any questions that you and your family may have. Speaking with a College Township wrongful death attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected at this time.

At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in motorcycle crashes. The insurance company involved in your case might try to do anything that they can to reduce the amount of compensation that you deserve at this time. Still, you may find that you are able to gain compensation for a wide array of aspects. These include some of the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium

We are here for you in your time of need. Please contact a motorcycle accident attorney in College Township to find out how we can help you.

Note: Independent sources were used to create this post including news stories, witness statements, social media posts, and first-hand accounts about the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident that are represented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you find incorrect information or would like the post to be removed, please contact us immediately.  We will correct the inaccurate information or will remove the post completely.

Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the community, we at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who drives on our roads and highways. We are always saddened by these accidents but hope that, through awareness members of our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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