Williamsport, PA – James Neufer & Amanda Bergstrom Killed in Motorcycle CrashLaw Pa
Williamsport, PA (July 21, 2020) – Around 10 p.m. on Saturday night, a man and woman were killed in a fatal motorcycle crash in Williamsport.
According to Lycoming County officials, the accident took place on Arch Street around the area of the bridge that crosses the Susquehanna River. According to police, Matthew Bower was driving his vehicle headed northbound when he accidentally veered into the southbound lane, striking the motorcycle. Police are not yet sure of what made him lose control.
The operator of the motorcycle was identified as 38-year-old James Neufer, a local who was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. His passenger was identified as 38-year-old Amanda Bergstrom, who was taken to UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center, where she died shortly after arriving.
According to responding paramedics, both victims suffered traumatic injuries.
Numerous lanes were closed down following the accident.
Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania motorcycle accidents make up approximately 2.7% of total accidents within the state, but they are known for being some of the most severe. Approximately 17% of fatalities caused by accidents involve a motorcyclist in Pennsylvania. This is due to the fact that motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads, which means that they are more likely to suffer catastrophic or even fatal injuries in the event of an accident. Losing a loved one in one of these accidents can have a huge impact on the lives of many. Family members have options after one of these accidents occurs.
The truth is, many motorcycle accidents are preventable when drivers are paying close attention to what is happening on the roads around them. Because of the fact that motorcyclists have few protections from harm, drivers are told to respect these drivers and always watch out for them on highways and at intersections, as these accidents could easily result in severe harm. If you are somebody who has had to say goodbye to a loved one due to one of these accidents, it is essential that you immediately seek the assistance of a skilled and knowledgeable Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our personal injury attorneys have helped numerous families move forward after they have lost somebody they love in a horrific motorcycle collision. We want you to know that you have many options so that you do not have to care for a variety of financial aspects on your own after an accident that was not your loved one’s fault. The bills may continue to pile up against you after an accident and you should not have to stand alone during these devastating times, especially as you are grieving your devastating losses. We will help you every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact a Pennsylvania accident attorney as soon as possible at (215) 731-9900 to get started.
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