South Huntingdon motorcycle crash injures 2
A motorcyclist and his passenger were injured Sunday afternoon in an accident on Route 31 in South Huntingdon when the motorcycle they were riding went off the road, throwing the female passenger before the driver and vehicle came down on the middle of the road, state police said.
The driver, whose identity was not released, was taken by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital, Trooper Tim Maloney said. The passenger, whose identity was not released, was transported by ambulance to Excela Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, Maloney said.
The crash happened about 5:30 p.m. one-quarter mile west of the Pittsburgh Pike intersection.
The trooper said it appears the motorcycle was going at a high speed while westbound when it went off the road and traveled 232 feet before stopping. Neither the operator nor the passenger was wearing a helmet, Maloney said.
A motorcycle traveling behind the downed motorcycle had to swerve to avoid the bike and the operator, running off the roadway and over a hillside, Maloney said.
Neither operator nor passenger was reported to be injured.
Joe Napsha is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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