Girard, PA – Andrew Backmeier Injured in Bicycle Crash on Ridge Rd

Girard, PA – Andrew Backmeier Injured in Bicycle Crash on Ridge Rd

Girard, PA (September 26, 2020) – On Friday, September 25, a man was injured in a bicycle crash in Girard at a local intersection.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident took place at the intersection of Ridge Road and Imperial Parkway. The bicyclist, who has been identified as 38-year-old Andrew Backmeier, was believed to be traveling west on Ridge Road when he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection.

The driver of the Chevrolet Sonic, an 85-year-old woman, remained at the scene and was not injured as a result of the accident.

Backmeier was found unconscious at the scene and required CPR. He was taken to the hospital for treatment but his current condition is not yet known.

The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Bicycle Accidents in Pennsylvania 

Girard, PA – Andrew Backmeier Injured in Bicycle Crash on Ridge RdBicycle accidents only make up approximately 1.1% of total traffic crashes in the state of Pennsylvania, which means that they do not happen nearly as often as many other accidents on our roads. According to some statistics recently presented by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, approximately 19 people were killed in bicycle accidents in the year 2014. These accidents are some of the most horrific accidents on our roads, as bicyclists have no protection from harm against the drivers of motor vehicles. If you have suffered harm in one of these accidents and wonder where you can turn, it is essential that you speak with an accident attorney in your time of need.

Bicycle accidents are some of the most severe accidents on our roads and can almost always be prevented when drivers look out for the lives of others. Being injured in a bicycle accident can leave you in one of the most challenging positions of your life, which is why you should always have a skilled attorney by your side. Speaking with a personal injury attorney in Pennsylvania will ensure that your rights are being protected as you work toward compensation for your losses and meet the deadlines that have been put in place for you in the midst of your claim. You have many options and should have help by your side. See our proven track record of success representing injured clients throughout Pennsylvania at

At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our accident attorneys are here to assist you as you work toward compensation and justice in your claim. We understand how difficult it can be to move forward after an accident that is not your fault. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a variety of losses like medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, therapy costs, surgeries, and more. You should never stand alone after an accident that was caused by another party. You have options and we are here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney at (215) 731-9900 for the help that you deserve in your time of need.

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.