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Pennsylvania motorcyclist killed by pickup truck

In Pennsylvania more motorcycles can be seen on the roadways in the warmer months. Not only are motorcycles cheaper to run, they offer an exciting way to enjoy the outdoors while traveling across the state. However, there is a dangerous side to motorcycles -- the possibility of a motorcycle accident. While many people may assume that motorcycle accidents are caused by the motorcyclists' behavior, this is often not true. Inattentive, distracted and otherwise negligent drivers often fail to see motorcyclists with catastrophic results.

Motorcycle accidents can cause a variety of serious and life threatening injuries. Even when a rider is wearing a helmet, motorcycle accidents can cause broken bones, spinal cord injuries, head injuries and severe road rash. Each of these medical conditions has the possibility to be life threatening. In the most severe cases, motorcycle accidents can be fatal.

Police are investigating a recent fatal motorcycle crash in Pennsylvania. In this case, a 66-year-old motorcyclist was hit around noon one Sunday. He was driving when a pickup truck pulled out of a business's parking lot in front of the motorcyclist. He was transported to a local hospital but died a short time later of chest trauma.

In this case, there may not have been anything that the motorcyclist could have done to avoid the accident. Since the truck failed to yield to the motorcycle it is likely that the truck driver is to blame for the accident and would therefore be financially responsible for the damage caused by the man's death. This motorcyclist's family could deal with serious financial consequences as a result of this motorcycle accident which may be covered by a wrongful death suit.

Source: WSEE, "Fatal Motorcycle Accident in North East," Emily Welsh, June 30, 2013

Commonwealth v. Candice Steinbacher – Motion for Judgement Acquittal Granted

Motion for Judgment of Acquittal for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) prosecution was granted by Lycoming County President Judge Nancy L. Butts, after Attorney Kyle Rude argues that the Commonwealth could not prove Ms. Steinbacher was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. Ms. Steinbacher was arrested after Williamsport City Police believed she switched seats with her boyfriend in order to avoid an arrest for DUI.

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