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  • LANSDALE, PA
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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT FAQs

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT RESULTS

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PA MOTORCYCLE ATTORNEY

Why should I hire a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorney to represent me after a motorcycle crash?

  • The driver’s insurance adjuster is paid to do 2 things: settle your Pennsylvania motorcycle accident claim as soon as possible and, for the LEAST amount of money.
  • With whom would he rather negotiate  – a PA attorney who has handled over 1,000 personal injury cases or an unrepresented injury victim?

Why is Attorney Newell the right Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorney for my case?

  • EXPERIENCE : Attorney Newell has represented PA personal injury victims for over 30 years.
  • SERVICE : Visit CLIENT REVIEWS to read what his Pennsylvania motorcycle accident clients have said about his commitment to personal service.
  • EXCLUSIVITY : Attorney Newell ONLY represents PA personal injury victims.
  • KNOWLEDGE : He receives 3 email updates EACH DAY to keep him current on Pennsylvania legal news.

Please CONTACT ME to have a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorney with 28 years of experience review your PA motorcycle accident claim.

MOTORCYCLE MEDICAL BILLS

A car cut me off on Rt. 611 near Stroudsburg, PA. The Pennsylvania motorcycle accident left me with unpaid medical bills. Is medical coverage a required part of my Harley’s insurance policy?

  • No. There is no mandatory medical insurance coverage on Pennsylvania motorcycle policies.
  • Some insurance companies do provide motorcycle owners with the option of paying for health insurance coverage.

I was riding my ‘cycle on Rt.145 in Allentown PA when I was involved in a motorcycle accident.  Will my car insurance policy pay for my medical bills after this Pennsylvania motorcycle crash?

  • No.  The PA Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law prevents motorcycle riders from obtaining PA medical insurance coverage thru their automobile insurance policy.

A motorcycle crash happened when a car pulled out in front of my HOG on Rt. 113 near Perkasie, PA.  Who will pay for my medical bills if I can’t use my car insurance policy?

  • If you have private medical insurance, they will pay the medical bills.  Your PA motorcycle attorney will demand reimbursement for any co-pays or deductibles you must pay.
  • If you don’t have private health insurance coverage, those medical expenses will be included as a part of the overall settlement of your motorcycle case.

I was a passenger on a Kawasaki motorcycle.  The rider lost control of his bike on Route 313 near Quakertown PA resulting in a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident.  Can my automobile insurance policy pay for my medical bills?

  • No.  Under PA law, passengers are treated the same as riders.  Therefore, your car insurance company can not pay your medical bills.
  • Your private health insurance coverage would be responsible for your medical expenses.

Please visit MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT RESULTS for Attorney Newell’s Pennsylvania motorcycle accident case summaries.

DEALING WITH INSURANCE CO.

After my motorcycle accident on Rt. 22 near Bethlehem PA, the defendant’s car insurance company called me and asked me to give a recorded statement.  Should I give it to them?

  • No.  You do not have any legal obligation to do so.
  • Their insurance company is only looking out for their insured’s legal interests.
  • Your PA motorcycle accident lawyer can protect your legal rights while also providing the car insurance company with information needed to complete its investigation.

I was riding my motorcycle on Route 611 near Easton PA when I was hit by a car.  Should I sign the medical release form that the defense adjuster sent to me?

  • No.  He might claim that the form only allows him to get your current Pennsylvania motorcycle accident medical records.
  • Don’t trust him.  Many times these forms have fine print language which allows them to get any records they want with no restrictions.
  • Attorney Newell never permits his PA motorcycle accident clients to sign medical release forms drafted by the defendant’s insurance company.

Please see HOME for information regarding Attorney Newell’s experience and qualifications to represent Pennsylvania motorcycle accident victims.

PA MOTORCYCLE LAWS

Two Gold Wing Honda motorcycles were riding side by side on Rt. 309 near Lansdale, PA when there was a motorcycle accident. In Pennsylvania, is it legal for two motorcycle riders to operate their motorcycles in the same travel lane?

  • Yes. The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code does permit two motorcycles to be driven two abreast in the same lane.

I was hit by a motorcycle on Route 313 by Quakertown PA.  The rider was wearing headphones.  Is that legal?

  • No.  Section 3314 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code prohibits the use of headphones or earphones by a PA motorcycle rider.
  • The only exception is a communications headset which permits the rider to speak with his/her passenger.

Can an ATV driver legally drive their ATV on a Pennsylvania public street or highway?

  • It is illegal to operate an all-terrain vehicle on a Pennsylvania public road unless 1 of 2 very specific exceptions exists:
    • A government agency specifically permits it in a declared state of emergency, or
    • Crossing a public street or highway with strict compliance by the ATV operator with four specific requirements set forth in the PA Vehicle Code.

Please go to CLIENT REVIEWS to obtain information regarding the experiences of some of Attorney Newell’s former motorcycle accident clients.

MOTORCYCLE UNINSURED CLAIM

I had a PA motorcycle accident on Route 313 by Doylestown PA with a car that was uninsured.  Who makes a payout for my pain & suffering due to my injuries?

  • If you paid for uninsured motorist (UM) coverage on your motorcycle policy, your Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorney will make a UM claim on your behalf.
  • If you did not pay for uninsured motorist coverage on your motorcycle policy, you could try to make a UM claim on your auto policy.   However, most car insurance policies have exclusions which could prevent an uninsured motorist claim after your motorcycle crash.

Please go to UNINSURED MOTORIST SETTLEMENT for case summaries in Pennsylvania motor vehicle accidents involving an uninsured motorist.

PA MOTORCYCLE LOST WAGES

I was injured in a motorcycle crash on I-78 near Easton PA and I’m out of work.  Who pays for my lost wages?

  • Unless you paid for optional first-party benefits or private income loss coverage, your lost wage claim will be made a part of your overall settlement demand by your Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorney.

Why not CONTACT ME to have a PA motorcycle attorney who has represented personal injury victims since 1981 investigate your motorcycle accident claim?

PA HELMET REQUIREMENTS

When does Pennsylvania law require a motorcycle rider to wear a helmet?

  • In PA, a rider must wear a helmet if you are in any one of these categories:
    • Under the age of 21
    • 21 or older – but licensed to operate a motorcycle for less than two full calendar years
    • 21 or older and did not complete a motorcycle rider safety course approved by Penn Dot or the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

When does the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code require motorcycle passengers to wear a helmet?

  • In PA any motorcycle passenger under the age of 21 must wear a helmet.

What impact has PA’s new laws on helmet use had on Pennsylvania motorcycle accident injuries?

  • According to a June 13, 2008 article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, a report from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center stated that there was a 32% increase in PA motorcycle related head injuries in the 2 years after mandatory use of helmets was repealed.
  • Researchers also noted a 42% increase in head injury hospitalizations, while hospital charges for Pennsylvania motorcycle accident related head injuries jumped 132 percent.

Are there any specific examples of helmets saving motorcycle riders’ lives?

  • A July 2009 article in the Reading Eagle reported on a Berks County PA motorcycle accident involving Amity Twp. Supervisor Richard L. Gohey.
  • Mr. Gohey lost control of his motorcycle trying to avoid a truck that had turned right in front of him.
  • He went over the handlebars, landing on the road.  The cyclist credits his helmet with saving his life as his doctors said the helmet prevented severe if not lethal head injuries.

Please see MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT RESULTS for some of Attorney Newell’s motorcycle accident settlements.

PA MOTORCYCLE PASSENGER

I was a passenger in a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident on the PA Turnpike by Quakertown PA.  Who pays for my medical bills?

  • 99% of motorcycle owners do not have optional medical insurance coverage on their motorcycle policy.
  • Automobile insurance policies exclude coverage if you are hurt in a motorcycle crash.
  • Your private health insurance will most likely be the source of your medical coverage.

Please visit WHY ATTORNEY NEWELL to read about his qualifications to serve as your PA motorcycle accident lawyer.

PA MOTORCYCLE STATS

What is the trend for motorcycle accident deaths in Pennsylvania?

  • While the total number of deaths involving all motor vehicles is declining, motorcycle deaths are increasing.
  • In 2008, 237 occupants of motorcycles died.  In 2007, the number of deaths was 225.  In 2006, there were 187 motorcycle related fatalities.

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CONSULT

Will Attorney Newell come to my home to talk to me about my Pennsylvania motorcycle accident case?

  • PA motorcycle accident victims in the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Bucks County PA and Montgomery County PA have relied upon Attorney Newell to aggressively represent them.
  • Whether you live in Bethlehem or Easton, Stroudsburg or Bushkill, Lehighton or Allentown, Quakertown or Perkasie, Doylestown or Lansdale – Attorney Newell will provide you with a free HOME consultation for your PA motorcycle accident claim – no matter where you live in Eastern Pennsylvania.

When should I hire my PA motorcycle accident attorney?

  • The sooner you hire a motorcycle lawyer, the quicker he/she can:
    • obtain payment for the repairs to your cycle
    • coordinate your insurance policies to make sure that your medical providers are billing the correct insurance company
    • obtain the necessary evidence to prove that the driver of the car was at fault for the crash
    • stop all the harassing phone calls to your home by insurance company representatives.

DISCLAIMER

For over 30 years, Pennsylvania personal injury victims have relied upon Attorney Newell for aggressive legal representation.  He has represented motorcycle accident victims in the Lehigh Valley, Poconos and Bucks County areas.  Attorney Thomas Newell provides this website content only for informational purposes and it is not legal guidance for your motorcycle accident claim.  The laws regarding Pennsylvania motorcycle accident cases evolve over time.  I urge you to hire a motorcycle accident attorney.

 

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PA Motorcycle
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Fatal Somerset County, PA Motorcycle Crash

On 9/16/15, a Somerset County, Pennsylvania motorcycle rider lost control of his Harley-Davidson and crashed on Route 40 year Frostburg, Maryland. State Police investigators have been unable to identify the cause of the fatal motorcycle crash. The 57 year old PA cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal accident.

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I-78 Motorcycle Crash – ABE Politician in Serious Condition

On May 2, 2015, Lehigh County State Senator Pat Browne lost control of his Harley-Davidson on Interstate 78 in Allentown, PA. He was thrown from the motorcycle sustaining serious injuries. The Lehigh County ‘cyclist was admitted to the ICU at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest. PA State Police are investigating potential DUI charges as per The Morning Call newspaper.

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Fatal Centre County Motorcycle Crash

On Nov. 24, 2014, a motorcycle accident claimed the life of a ‘cyclist in Centre County, PA. As identified on wearecentralpa.com, the rider lost control of his motorcycle on Tyrone Pike in Taylor Township. He went off the highway, hit an embankment and struck a tree. Pennsylvania State Police are investigating.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Hamilton Township

An Oct. 30, 2014 article from The Pocono Record reported on a fatal motorcycle crash in Hamilton Township, Monroe County, PA. The Pennsylvania State Police investigated the fatal ‘cycle accident. Reports indicate that the rider lost control of his motorcycle and struck a tree off of Neola Road near Route 209. The Monroe County motorcycle rider was not wearing a helmet at the time of the ‘cycle crash.

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Homicide By Vehicle Charge After Motorcyclist’s Death

On 6/26/14, Dante Rau was charged with homicide by vehicle under the influence of drugs after a May 3, 2014 fatal motorcycle accident. According to wfmz.com, the driver rear-ended the cyclist, drove over the motorcycle and dragged the rider for nearly 750 feet before stopping. The motorcycle rider was declared dead at the scene of the crash.

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Route 33 Motorcycle Accident

On June 15, 2014, a motorcycle crashed into the rear of a car on Route 33 in Northampton County. According to Allentown’s Morning Call newspaper, the Easton motorcycle rider was riding northbound on Rt.33 at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic just before the motorcycle accident.

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York County Fatal Motorcycle Crash

On 5/30/14, a fatal motorcycle accident claimed the life of a 46 year old rider from Dillsburg, PA. As described on wgal.com, the crash took place at the intersection of Carlisle & Fickes Roads in Warrington Township. PA State Police from York County are investigating the deadly motorcycle crash.

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PA Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Down 14%

On May 6, 2014, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schock met with motorcycle rider groups and trainers to celebrate Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. He noted that there were 181 motorcycle accident deaths in 2013 – 29 fewer than in 2012. The number of licensed motorcyclists jumped by nearly 6,000 riders during those 12 months.

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York County Motorcycle Crash

On April 26, 2014, a car-motorcycle crash in Lancaster County resulted in severe injuries to a 45 year old ‘cyclist. According to wgal.com, the motorcycle accident took place at the intersection of Bucknoll Road and Holly Tree Drive in Penn Township, Lancaster County.  The motorcycle-car accident is being investigated by the North Lancaster County Regional Police Department Crash Reconstruction Team.

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York County Fatal Motorcycle Crash

On 4/19/14, a York County motorcyclist died in a one vehicle crash in Lower Windsor Township. According to fox43.com, the 60 year old rider was driving at a high rate of speed when he lost control and veered off Craley Road in York County. Police investigators stated that the ‘cyclist died in an ambulance en route to a local hospital.

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Lackawanna County Motorcyclist Dies in Crash

On April 6, 2014, a motorcycle rider from Dickson City, PA died in a one vehicle crash on Interstate 81. According to The Times Leader, the rider was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his Triumph motorcycle on southbound I-81. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at Geisinger Community Medical Center.

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York County Rider Dies in Motorcycle Crash

On November 17, 2013, a York County motorcyclist was killed in a motorcycle accident near Carlisle, PA.  According to Middlesex Township Police, the 30 year old ‘cyclist lost control of his motorcycle on South Middlesex Road.  He crossed over the highway and struck a large dirt mound off the roadway.  The PA motorcycle accident victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal crash.

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Allentown Motorcyclist Injured by Hit & Run Driver

On October 1, 2013, a motorcycle rider was injured when the driver of a Honda CRV turned directly in front of the motorcycle causing a crash. The driver sped away from the scene of the Allentown motorcycle accident and fled toward I-78. Allentown Police are investigating and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the grey/silver Honda CRV with some rear-end damage.

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Lehigh Valley Cyclist Killed in Crash

On September 10, 2013, an Upper Saucon Twp. motorcycle rider was killed after he collided with a car in Hanover Township.  According to The Morning Call, the fatal motorcycle accident took place at the intersection of Schoenersville Road and Stoke Park Road in Northampton County.  The rider was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem.

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Bucks County Motorcycle Accident Kills Rider

On August 21, 2013, a Bensalem PA motorcycle rider was killed when he was rear-ended by a driver from New Jersey.  According to Phillyburbs.com, the Bucks County resident was riding his Harley-Davidson on I-95 in Bristol Township when the speeding driver crashed into him.  The ‘cyclist was thrown off his bike.  Pennsylvania State Police have cited the negligent driver.

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Rider Dies in Berks County Motorcycle Accident

On August 11, 2013, a Bucks County motorcycle rider lost control of her trike motorcycle and died in a crash on Route 568 in Robeson Township, Berks County PA.  According to The Morning Call, the 71 year old Sellersville rider lost control of her motorcycle as she tried to navigate a sharp left turn on Rt. 568 about a mile west of Route 724.

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Motorcycle Rider Dies in Montco Accident

On July 30, 2013, an accident involving several motorcycles and cars claimed the life of a rider and caused serious injuries to 2 other motorcyclists.  According to nbcphiladelphia.com, there was an initial head-on collision between 1 or 2 of the motorcycles and the driver of a Toyota Camry.  The fatal accident took place on Welsh Road in Upper Dublin Township PA.

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2 Injured in Schuylkill County Motorcycle Crash

On July 19, 2013, a motorcycle rider and his passenger sustained significant injuries when a driver made a left turn directly in front of them in Schuylkill County PA.  According to The Morning Call, the 23 year old driver made the left turn on Route 61 in West Brunswick Township.  Both motorcycle occupants were thrown from the ‘cycle.  They were admitted into Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown PA.

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Lehigh Valley Accident Injures Cyclist

On June 19, 2013, a motorcycle-car accident resulted in injuries to an ABE area ‘cyclist.  According to the Allentown Morning Call, the crash took place around 4:50 p.m. at the intersection of Fullerton Avenue and Pershing Blvd. just south of Route 22.  Whitehall Township Police investigated the motorcycle accident.

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Lawrence County Driver Charged After Fatal Motorcycle Accident

On May 20, 2013, a Lawrence County PA woman was charged with homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter after she killed a motorcycle rider on May 7, 2013.  According to wcn247.com, the woman’s phone records proved she was texting when she rear-ended the motorcycle on Route 596.  The 68 year-old ‘cyclist was a local volunteer fire chief.

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Delaware County Motorcycle Accident Results in Serious Injuries

On May 9, 2013, a Delaware County PA motorcycle crash caused the rider to sustain 2 fractured legs, as well as possible internal injuries.  As described on abclocal.go.com, the ‘cyclist was allegedly weaving in and out of traffic on Baltimore Pike when he struck the side of a Springfield Township Police Cruiser.  The motorcycle rider was rushed to Crozer Chester Medical Center.

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Fatal Bucks County Motorcycle Accident

A January 6, 2013 motorcycle crash in Middletown Township claimed the life of a Bucks County rider.  According to abclocal.go.com, the 20 year-old cyclist lost control of his motorcycle on South Woodbourne Road.  Police investigators theorize that the motorcycle rider may have swerved to avoid an impact with a BMW at the scene of the fatal accident.

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Lehigh County Fatal Motorcycle Accident

On Nov. 17, 2012, a Lehigh County motorcycle-car accident resulted in the death of a Bucks County biker.  According to mcall.com, the 21 year old rider lost control of his motorcycle around a curve.  The ‘cycle went on its side with the rider being thrown off the motorcycle.  The Bucks County motorcycle crash victim was then accidently run over by an Emmaus PA driver.

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Bucks County Motorcycle Accident on Rt. 232

On July 15, 2012, 2 Bucks County residents were injured in a motorcycle crash on Route 232 in Solebury Township.  According to msnbc.msn.com, the rider and his passenger were thrown from the motorcycle when the rider lost control of his ‘cycle and went off Rt. 232 near Cornwell Drive.

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I-80 – Rt. 33 Fatal Motorcycle Accident

On June 8, 2012, an East Stroudsburg PA motorcycle rider lost control of his 2008 Honda CBR and died in a fatal ‘cycle crash.  According to lehighvalleylive.com, the cyclist lost control of his Honda in the area where Route 33 merges with Interstate 80.  He drove into the westbound lane of Rt. 33 where his motorcycle was struck by a pick-up truck.

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Poconos Motorcycle Fatal Accident

On May 1, 2012, a 21 year old Henryville motorcycle rider was killed in an accident in Monroe County Pennsylvania.  According to wfmz.com, the fatal motorcycle accident took place on Cherry Lane Road in Pocono Township.  Eyewitnesses are asked to call the Pocono Township P.D. at 570-629-7323.

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Fatal Bucks County Motorcycle Accident on Rt. 152

On March 22, 2012, a North Wales PA motorcyclist died after hitting a school bus that had turned left in front of him on Route 152 in Warrington Township, Bucks County.

According to abclocal.go.com, the Montco rider was heading north on Rt. 152 when the school bus driver tried to turn left onto Belmont Drive.  The Bucks County Coroner’s Office declared the Montco cyclist dead at the scene of the crash.

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Philly Motorcycle Rider Dies in Port Richmond Accident

On Jan. 27, 2012, a 23 year old Philadelphia rider died in a crash in the Port Richmond section of Philly.  As described in philly.com, the motorcycle rider was northbound on Aramingo Avenue when he tried to avoid a 2009 Toyota Corolla that pulled out in front of him.

The Suzuki slid, hit the car and then hit a light pole.  Nhan Chink Hoang was thrown from the motorcycle.  He was pronounced dead at Hahnemann University Hospital minutes after the fatal accident.

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Route 309 Crash Results in Rider’s Death

On Nov. 5, 2011, a motorcycle rider died after a motorcycle accident on Route 309 in Hazle Township.  According to The Times Leader, the 26 year old rider of a 2003 Harley-Davidson lost control of his bike on Rt. 309 and crashed into a brick business sign 200′ north of Hollywood Blvd.  The ‘cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the Route 309 crash by the Luzerne County Coroner’s Office.

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Harley-Davidson Rider Dies in Bucks County Crash

On Oct. 16, 2011, a motorcyclist died in an accident on Route 1 in Bensalem PA.  According to phillyburbs.com, the rider was driving a 2009 H-D southbound on Rt. 1 near the PA Turnpike interchange when he lost control.  The helmetless biker was thrown from the ‘cycle and died at the scene of the Bucks County fatal accident site.

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Lehigh Valley Biker Dies in I-78 Accident

On Oct. 5, 2011, a Northampton County resident died in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 78 in Berks County.  According to The Morning Call, the Wilson PA rider was eastbound on I-78 when he tried to pull onto the shoulder of the highway.  Unfortunately, his motorcycle struck a piece of tire and he lost control of his ‘cycle.  Pennsylvania State Police investigated the fatal motorcycle accident.

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Guilty Plea After Fatal Allentown Motorcycle Crash

On Sept. 19, 2011, a Macungie rider entered a guilty plea in the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas after a fatal Allentown PA motorcycle accident.  The Lehigh Valley ‘cyclist plead guilty to a felony criminal charge of accident involving a death.  The motorcycle rider admitted that he was speeding when he lost control of the cycle and crashed, causing the death of his passenger on June 1, 2008 on N. Sixth Street.

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Serious Motorcycle Accident in Bucks County

An Aug. 18, 2011 motorcycle crash resulted in serious injuries to the 2 occupants of the Harley-Davidson.  According to lehighvalleylive.com, the rider of the H. D. was speeding on Lake Warren Road when he went out of control and struck a Jeep.  Both the Harley rider and his passenger were thrown from the ‘cycle.  Neither were wearing a helmet.  They were flown to St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem PA.

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Motorcycle Rider in Critical Condition After I-78 Accident

On July 30, 2011, a motorcycle accident on Interstate 78 resulted in serious injuries being suffered by the biker.  According to The Morning Call, a New Jersey rider was on I-78 when a strapped sleeping bag came loose and fell into his rear wheel.  He was thrown from the bike and landed on the westbound lanes of Interstate 78.  The ‘cyclist was admitted to Lehigh Valley  Hospital in Allentown.

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Motorcycle Accident on Route 33 Off Ramp

On July 6, 2011, a Monroe County biker was injured in a motorcycle crash while exiting Rt. 33.  According to The Morning Call, the Sciota resident was riding northbound on Route 33 and started to exit for Route 512.  The Monroe County motorcycle rider lost control of his bike and crashed off the Rt. 512 exit ramp.  He was taken by ambulance to Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg PA for medical care to his right ankle.

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Easton Rider Killed in Poconos Motorcycle Accident

On June 30, 2011, a 55 year-old motorcycle rider was rear-ended by a SUV on Interstate 380 in Monroe County.  According to the Pocono Record, the Lehigh Valley biker was riding a 2005 Harley-Davidson when he was hit by a 2008 Acura MDX on I-380 in Tobyhanna Township just before the Route 940 exit.  The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike as it left the I-380 roadway.  He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the crash site.

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Dauphin County Fatal Motorcycle Crash

On June 18, 2011, a Camp Hill PA biker lost her life when her husband lost control of his motorcycle after colliding with a deer.  According to whptv.com, the Camp Hill couple was riding on Interstate 81 near the split with I-81 and I-83 in Lower Paxton Twp. Dauphin County.  The passenger was thrown from the ‘cycle and died.  She was not wearing a helmet.

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I-84 Motorcycle Accident Caused by Deer

On June 16, 2011, a 41 year-old biker was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in the Poconos.  According to The Pocono Record, the rider was eastbound on Interstate 84 when he collided with a deer.  The ‘cyclist was thrown from his bike and he landed on the highway.  The PA motorcycle accident rider was medevaced to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown Pennsylvania.

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Lansdale Biker Injured in Orvilla Road Accident

On April 24, 2011, a Lansdale PA biker was injured in a crash on Orvilla Road.  According to The Reporter, the motorcyclist was riding a 2005 Harley Davidson when she lost control of her bike.  Allegedly, there was some road resurfacing done in the area which may have caused the accident.  The Montgomery County biker flew off the bike and sustained potentially serious injuries.  The Lansdale resident was flown to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Chester County Motorcycle Accident Fatality

On April 10, 2011, a Coatesville PA motorcycle rider died in a motorcycle accident on Route 202 in Chester County Pennsylvania.  According to Delawareonline.com, the Chester County PA biker was riding with 5 other motorcyclists in the Rt. 202 southbound lanes when he suddenly lost control of his bike.  There were no adverse weather conditions.  An investigating officer from the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department suggested that speed may have been a factor in causing the fatal crash.

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Guilty Plea in PA Motorcycle Accident Fatality

An April 8, 2011 article in The Erie Times-News reported that a retired Erie area police officer pled guilty to drunk driving, vehicular homicide and other charges due to the August 8, 2010 fatal motorcycle accident which killed a Zelienople biker.  Pennsylvania State Police reported that the former officer turned directly in front of the motorcycle causing the crash.

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Schuylkill County Motorcycle Accident Fatality

On April 3, 2011, a Pottsville biker was killed in a motorcycle accident in Schuylkill County PA.  As described on wfmz.com, the 31 year-old motorcyclist from Schuylkill County collided with a car in North Manheim Township.  Pennsylvania State Police said she was thrown off her motorcycle after hitting the automobile at the intersection of Cressona Road and Gordon Nagle Trail.

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Lancaster County Motorcycle Accident Fatality

On March 21, 2011 a 47 year-old Millersville PA biker died after a fatal motorcycle accident in Manor Township.  As described on wgal.com, the ‘cyclist crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a pick-up truck.  The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lancaster County Assistant Coroner.

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Berks County Motorcycle Accident Victim Hospitalized

On March 17, 2011, a Berks County biker was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Oley Township. As described on wfmz.com, the rider lost control of his motorcycle on Old State Road and went off the roadway striking a tree. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike. He was originally Medevaced to Reading Hospital but later taken to another medical center.

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Bucks County Motorcyclist Injured in Rt. 13 Crash

On March 17, 2011, a Bucks County rider was injured in a motorcycle accident on Route 13 near the entrance to Route 1 in Falls Township. According to msnbc.com, the rider, a resident of Levittown PA, lost control of his bike, struck a guardrail and was thrown down an embankment. Initial reports indicate that he had suffered a broken leg.

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Helmetless Biker Dies in Crash While Fleeing From Police

On March 12, 2011, a Lancaster County motorcycle rider died when he struck a utility pole while fleeing the police. As described on lancasteronline.com, the 35 year-old biker from Manor Township was driving erratically and police suspected he was DUI.

The biker rode his Harley-Davidson at high speeds thru Lancaster City, East Hempfield Twp. and West Hempfield Township. The ‘cyclist was near Mountville when he lost control of the H-D on Marietta Avenue. A Lancaster County deputy coroner pronounced the motorcycle rider dead at the scene. Pennsylvania State Police from the Ephrata PA barracks are leading the investigation into this fatal PA motorcycle accident.

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Guilty Plea in Fatal PA Motorcycle Crash

On Feb 7, 2011 a guilty plea was accepted in Westmoreland County PA after a fatal April 4, 2008 motorcycle accident. According to the Pittburgh Tribune-Review, an Irwin, PA motorcyclist was hit by a driver who pled guilty to homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence. Westmoreland County Judge John Blahovec imposed a prison sentence of 3 to 6 years on the drunk driver.

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Montgomery County PA Motorcycle Accident Fatality

On Feb. 2, 2011, an accident on Route 309 in Hatfield Township, Montgomery County claimed the life of a Sellersville PA motorcycle rider. According to The Morning Call, a trucker collided with the motorcyclist around 6:00 a.m. on Rt. 309. He allegedly briefly stopped at the scene and then fled without providing anyone with his personal and/or insurance information. The trucker was later arrested in Bucks County. He was driving with a suspended license.

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2010 Berks County PA Motorcycle Fatalities

A Jan. 16, 2011 article from The Reading Eagle identified 2010 traffic fatality statistics for Berks County. Of the 36 people killed in Berks County motor vehicle accidents, 7 were on motorcycles at the time of the fatal crashes. That was a decline from 11 motorcyclist deaths in Berks County in 2009.

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Helmetless Berks County Motorcycle Rider Dies in Crash

On Dec. 23, 2010, a Douglassville PA rider died in a motorcycle crash in Berks County. According to berksmontnews.com, the 29 year old biker lost control of his ‘cycle on Old Philadelphia Pike in Douglass Twp.  The Yamaha left the road and struck a tree. The rider was thrown from the motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the motorcycle accident. The Berks County Coroner’s Office declared him dead at the scene of the crash.

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Bucks County Motorcycle Rider Dies in Crash

On Dec. 4, 2010, a Bucks County cyclist died in a motorcycle accident on West Lincoln Highway. According to 6abc.com, the 22 year-old biker from Fairless Hills turned and collided with a car driving in the opposite direction on the Middletown Township road. The Southampton PA driver was not injured in the accident.

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East Stroudsburg Biker Dies in Route 209 Accident

On Nov. 20, 2010, a Monroe County PA motorcycle accident victim died due to a collision on Rt. 209 in Smithfield Township. According to the Pocono Record, the East Stroudsburg `cyclist lost control of his Harley-Davidson on Route 209 and crossed over into the oncoming lane of travel. The rider struck a Dodge Caravan. He died later that evening at PMC in East Stroudsburg.

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Route 363 Crash Injures Biker

On Nov. 14, 2010, an 18 year-old motorcycle rider was injured after an accident on Valley Forge Road (Rt. 363) in Towamencin Township. According to the Pottstown Mercury, the `cyclist made a left turn from Route 363 and struck a car at the intersection with Allentown Road. The driver was taken to Abington Health Lansdale Hospital while the biker was medevaced to Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Chester County Biker Injured in Motorcycle Accident

On Nov. 7, 2010, a Chester County PA motorcycle rider was injured in a crash on Manatawny Street in Elverson PA. According to the Pottstown Mercury, the motorcyclist lost control of his Harley-Davidson after failing to negotiate a right-hand curve in the road. The biker was medevaced to Reading Hospital. Local police stated that the ‘cyclist was not wearing his helmet at the time of the accident.

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Bethlehem Motorcyclist Dies in Crash

On Oct. 30, 2010, a Lehigh Valley biker died after he hit a car in Bethlehem PA. As described in The Morning Call, the 49 year-old Bethlehem rider was not wearing a helmet when he struck a van driven by a man from Fountain Hill. Both the biker and his teenage passenger were taken from the scene of the Bethlehem accident to ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL. The rider died a short time later. His passenger, who was wearing a helmet, remains hospitalized.

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PA Motorcycle Rider Dies After Collision With Deer

On Oct. 19, 2010, a York County biker died from injuries he sustained in an Oct. 11, 2010 PA motorcycle accident.  According to ydr.com, the 67 year-old motorcycle rider was on a Honda Trike when it was struck by a deer.  The PA motorcycle accident victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.  The York County Coroner’s Officer pronounced him dead at York Hospital from head trauma due to “being an un-helmeted rider in a motorcycle crash.”

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I-78 Crash Injures 2 Bikers

On Oct. 10, 2010, a Lehigh Valley car-motorcycle accident resulted in injuries to 2 motorcycle riders.  As described in The Morning Call, the motorcycle was traveling about 50 mph on Interstate 78 when it rear-ended a VW Jetta.  The 2 motorcycle occupants were taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem PA.

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Lehigh Valley Biker Killed in Route 22 Crash

On Oct. 9, 2010, a Lehigh Valley motorcycle rider was killed after a collision with a car on Rt. 22 in Clinton, Twp., New Jersey.  According to mycentraljersey.com, the biker was a 25 year-old resident of the Breinigsville section of Upper Macungie Township.

Police reports indicate that the Lehigh Valley motorcycle accident victim was riding his 2007 Suzuki westbound on Route 22 when a driver tried to cross the westbound lanes to make a turn.  The rider was thrown 100′ from the motorcycle.  He was declared dead later that evening at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

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Montgomery County Biker Dies in Rt. 100 Motorcycle Accident

On Oct. 7, 2010, a Montgomery County PA motorcycle rider died in a car-motorcycle crash on Route 100 in Colebrookdale.  According to the Pottstown Mercury, the 27 year-old Gilbertsville ‘cyclist was riding his Suzuki motorcycle north on Rt. 100 when he rear-ended a Mitsubishi Eclipse that was stopped with its turn signal on.  The Montco biker was taken to Pottstown Memorial Hospital where he later died of his motorcycle accident injuries.  Donations for a fund for his infant daughter can be sent to National Penn Bank, 2900 N. Charolle Street, Gilbertsville, PA  19525.

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Montgomery County Motorcycle Rider Dies in Crash

On Oct. 2, 2010, a Hatboro PA biker was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle on I-79 in Allegheny County.  According to Buxmont News, the 41 year-old motorcyclist crashed on Interstate 79 and was thrown 132 feet from his ‘cycle.  The Allegheny County Coroner declared the Hatboro ‘cyclist dead at the scene of the crash.

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Helmetless Biker Dies in Lancaster County Crash

On Sept. 17, 2010, a Lancaster County motorcycle rider died in a one vehicle crash in Rapho Township.  As described on WGAL.com, the 38 year-old biker from Manheim PA lost control of his ‘cycle at the intersection of Auction and Weaver Roads.  The motorcyclist hit a telephone pole and was pronounced dead at the scene of the motorcycle accident.  He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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Motorcycle Accident Kills Rider on I-80 in East Stroudsburg

On September 14, 2010, an East Stroudsburg PA motorcyclist died after an accident on Interstate 80 in Monroe County PA.  According to The Pocono Record, the 53 year-old biker was hit by a Honda Civic driven by a Middle Smithfield Twp. driver.  There are conflicting versions as to how the cyclist ended up on I-80 just before he was run over by the car.

The PA motorcycle accident victim died before Monroe County emergency medical personnel could arrive at the scene of the I-80 crash.  Pennsylvania State Police closed both westbound I-80 lanes from 5:45 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. to investigate the accident scene.  Initial reports of a possible hit & run involving a red Nissan sedan appear to be incorrect.

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Criminal Charges Filed After Lancaster Fatal Motorcycle Crash

On Sept. 2, 2010, the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office filed vehicular homicide charges, as well as other criminal charges, due to the June 27, 2010 car-motorcycle accident that killed 5 riders.  According to the Evening Sun, a taxi driver, whose driver’s license had been recently suspended twice and who had over 20 traffic citations on his record, was responsible for the fatal motorcycle crash.  The defendant was a diabetic and had a very low blood sugar count that day due to his failure to eat.  The taxi driver swerved into oncoming traffic and was traveling between 90 and 100 mph just prior to the crash.

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Scranton Motorcycle Accident Results in Rider’s Death

On August 18, 2010 a truck-motorcycle accident took place at the intersection of North Main Avenue and Philo Street in Scranton PA.  According to WBRE, Scranton Police claim that a pick-up truck pulled out in front of the motorcycle causing the accident.  The 20 year-old motorcycle rider was killed due to injuries sustained in the motorcycle accident.

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York County Motorcycle Rider Dies in Crash

On Aug. 15 2010 a York County Harley Davidson rider died after crashing on Felton Road.  According to The York Dispatch, the Harley owner lost control of his cycle, went off the road at around 2:00 a.m. and struck a mailbox post.  York Area Regional Police stated that the HD rider was not wearing a helmet at the time of the motorcycle accident.  The York County Coroner’s Office stated that the York County resident died of blunt force trauma.

The Daily Record reports that this is the 7th motorcycle accident death in York County in 2010.  For comparison, there were 7 cycle deaths in the entire year of 2005.

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Pike County Motorcyclist Killed by DUI Driver on Rt. 209

On July 29, 2010, a Pike County PA rider was killed by a drunk driver on Route 209 in Marshalls Creek.  According to the Pocono Record, the Dingmans Ferry rider was involved in a motorcycle  accident that resulted in him and a female passenger being ejected onto the Rt. 209 roadway.  A passerby stopped to help them.

It was then that a drunk driver from Henryville, PA drove thru the wreckage of the first crash.  The car hit the cycle rider, as well as the Good Samaritan.  The rider was killed and the passerby suffered a compound leg fracture.  The Poconos motorcycle rider was a decorated Iraqi war veteran and had recently re-enlisted for 10 more years with the United States Army Reserves.

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Prison Term After Montco Motorcycle Fatality

On July 12, 2010, a Norristown motorcycle rider was sentenced to a prison term of 11-1/2 to 23 months for the June 23, 2009 death of his passenger after a motorcycle crash on the Dannehower Bridge.  According to the Pottstown Mercury, the motorcycle was stolen and the defendant was riding while his license was suspended.  The rider had previously plead guilty to a homicide by vehicle in the death of his female passenger in the Montgomery County PA motorcycle accident.

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5 Riders Killed in Lancaster County Motorcycle Accident

On June 27, 2010, a horrific crash on Route 72 near Lititz Road in Penn Township took the lives of 5 motorcycle riders.  Penn Twp. Police reported that 3 Harley-Davidsons with 2 riders each collided with a taxi van on Rt. 72 in the southbound lane of travel.  A female passenger on one of the Harleys was the only survivor.  She was admitted in critical condition to Lancaster General Hospital.  The Lancaster County District Attorney is investigating the cause of the fatal collision.

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Northampton County Motorcycle Crash Fatality

On June 18, 2010, a motorcycle accident on State Route 611 in Forks Township, Northampton County resulted in the death of a 58 year-old Montgomery County rider.  According to wfmz.com, the Horsham PA cyclist struck the rear of a stopped car waiting to turn from Rt. 611 onto Old River Road.  The motorcycle rider was taken to Easton Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Route 33 Accident Kills Driver and Rider

A May 27, 2010 accident involving a car and motorcycle on Route 33 resulted in the death of both operators.  According to wfmz, the crash took place at 10:00 p.m. in Lower Nazareth Township.  A southbound car crossed the center median on Rt. 33 and collided with a northbound motorcycle being driven by a Nazareth resident.  The Northampton County Coroner’s Office declared both operators dead at the scene of the tragic accident.

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Bucks County Motorcyclist Dies in Horsham PA Crash

On May 16, 2010, a 26 year old Perkasie PA motorcyclist died in a crash on Moreland Avenue in Montgomery County Pennsylvania.  As described on wpvi.com, Horsham Twp. police claimed the Bucks County motorcyclist lost control on a bend in the road, hit a telephone pole and was thrown from the cycle.  The rider was not wearing a helmet and apparently died from severe head trauma.  Witnesses claim the cyclist was passing motor vehicles on the right before the crash.

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Monroe County PA Motorcycle Crash Kills 2

On April 30, 2010, a Poconos motorcycle accident resulted in the death of a cycle rider and his passenger.  As described in the Pocono Record, a Lackawanna County motorcycle rider was operating his 2006 Ducati motorcycle on Locust Ridge Road in Tobyhanna Twp. when he lost control, left the road and crashed into a tree.

The rider and female passenger were declared dead at the scene by the Monroe County Coroner’s office.  The Pocono Mountain Regional Police investigated the motorcycle accident.

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Wayne County Motorcycle Accident Death

An April 2, 2010 motorcycle crash in Wayne County took the life of a Lake Ariel Harley-Davidson rider.  The 50 year-old cycle operator was driving, without a helmet, on Route 191 in Wayne County PA when he attempted a left turn.  According to the Pocono Record, a car being driven by a 17 year-old girl from New York struck the motorcycle on Rt. 191 before it could complete its turn.  The Harley rider was thrown onto the highway.  He was taken to Community Medical Center in Scranton PA where he died.

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Kutztown PA Motorcycle Fatality

On March 24, 2010, a Kutztown University student died from his injuries suffered in a March 18, 2010 motorcycle crash.  The Dresher PA motorcycle rider was traveling on Kutztown Road in Maxatawny Township when a car driven by another Kutztown student made a left turn in front of the ‘cycle rider.

The Berks County PA motorcycle accident victim flew off his bike and landed on the roadway.  He was then hit by another car driven by a Leesport PA resident.  He was flown by Medevac to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown PA.  The motorcycle rider was in a coma and died due to multiple traumatic injuries six days after the motorcycle crash.

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