Many accidents involving motorcycles also involve trucks or cars. An unusual and tragic exception recently occurred in Spring Township near Reading when a two-motorcycle accident happened without any trucks or cars being involved.
Police believe that both cycles were headed west on Old Fitztown Road when the lead cycle began to turn left into Hain Road. Investigators believe that the second cycle more or less simultaneously moved across the center line and was apparently attempting to pass the turning cycle when the collision occurred. The leading bike was found in the middle of the intersection, and the second bike was found on a grassy embankment near the southwest corner of the intersection. Both drivers were found in the middle of the intersection. They were taken to Reading Hospital with what were described as serious injuries.
Dozens of witnesses provided accounts of the accident to police. One woman who is a nurse attempted to provide CPR to one of the drivers, and she said that both drivers appear to have suffered traumatic head injuries. Neither cyclist was wearing a helmet. Witnesses said that accident debris was strewn across the road. An accident reconstruction team spent two hours at the scene of the accident photographing and marking the location of this debris.
Apart from describing the sequence of events, police offered no opinions about the cause of the collision. Any assessment of potential liability must await for the accident reconstruction team to complete its investigation. Anyone who has been injured or lost a loved in a motorcycle collision may wish to consult one of the experienced accident attorneys at Leisawitz Heller in Reading for advice on the law and facts that may determine liability and for an estimate of the likelihood of recovering damages for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.
Source: Reading Eagle, "2 seriously injured in 2-motorcycle crash in Spring Township," Michael Yoder, May 16, 2017