Arrest in Chester County Motorcycle Accident Fatality

Posted on: February 18th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Feb. 13, 2012, the Chester County District Attorney announced an arrest regarding the fatal motorcycle-car hit & run accident in East Brandywine Township on Feb. 5, 2012. According to articles in The Pottstown Mercury and, Michael Orsini was riding his motorcycle on Route 322 at around 11:00 p.m. when a Chevy Cavalier hit the cycle and ran him off the road.

First responders arrived at the scene of the Rt. 322 motorcycle crash and found a badly wrecked motorcycle and severely injured Orsini. The Chester County PA motorcycle crash victim was taken to Brandywine Hospital and then airlifted to the Paoli Hospital Trauma Unit where he died a short time later.

Police found an abandoned Chevy Cavalier on Route 30 with its license plate removed. The car had serious accident-related damage and its airbags had been deployed. Investigators tracked down the Coatesville PA owner of the damaged car. He confessed to being the driver who hit the motorcycle and fled the scene.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact Thomas J. Newell, Esquire. Call 800-980-4842 to set up a free home consultation with Attorney Newell. He has been representing PA personal injury victims since 1981. Visit his website of