Nockamixon Township, PA (March 26, 2019) – Police responded to the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash that happened on Durham Road in the area of Church Hill Road around 2:20 p.m. on Sunday.
The accident took place when a teenage pickup driver allegedly slammed into the motorcyclists head-on. The unidentified 19-year-old driver was in a Ford F-350 when she suddenly lost control of her truck and struck a ditch off the side of the road. When she veered back into the roadway, she went in the line of traffic coming in the opposite direction, leading to her colliding with the motorcyclists.
The impact was so forceful that both motorcyclists were thrown from their bikes. The two were identified as a 54-year-old and 59-year-old. They both tragically passed away at the scene of the accident.
The truck driver was hospitalized with injuries but is expected to recover. No charges were filed as of yesterday but the accident remains under investigation.
We would like to take this time to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of those whose lives were taken in this horrific accident.
Thousands of motorcycle accidents take place on Pennsylvania roads every year. In 2010, it was reported that 223 motorcyclists lost their lives in these accidents. These accidents have been increasing in intensity over the years, with many more people losing their lives in motorcycle accidents every year. If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania, you should know that you have many rights.
While it can be difficult, it is important to understand that a compassionate Pennsylvania accident attorney can greatly ease any burdens you have after losing a loved one. At Edelstein, Martin & Nelson, our experienced attorneys understand how overwhelming it can be to lose a loved one in an accident that could have been prevented. Please contact us for more information on how we can assist you at this time at 215-731-9900.