TribLIVE

| News

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

South Huntingdon motorcycle crash injures 2

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Monday, July 15, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Daughter’s generosity lives on in family
  2. Honored Westmoreland youth counselor sought in theft of money from clients
  3. Greensburg YMCA pool upgrade in works
  4. Detaining juveniles charged as adults costs Westmoreland reimbursement money
  5. Kopas, citing poor state inspection, pushes to end deal for Westmoreland Manor operator
  6. Ligonier water shutoff delayed slightly
  7. Record-holding female motorcyclist to speak at Lincoln Highway event
  8. Children honor late Ligonier Township officer at Westmoreland Fair
  9. Westmoreland County Animal Response Team seeks money for new space
  10. Greater Latrobe passes resolution to move forward on building new Latrobe Elementary School
  11. Hempfield prison film canceled because of Pa. budget impasse