One person was killed and another was injured in an accident that happened in Waterford.
Details about the Fatal Accident
Your Erie News is reporting that one teenage boy was killed and another was seriously injured in an accident that happened in the Waterford area on Thursday evening. According to the Stancliff Hose Company, two teenage boys were on a dirt bike when the bike collided with a pickup truck near the intersection of East Third and Chestnut Streets in Waterford at about 6:15 p.m.
Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook stated that 15-year-old Aaron Moore was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and that the other boy was flown to the UPMC Hamot via helicopter with serious injuries.
Pennsylvania State Police have stated that the dirt bike was traveling along Chestnut Street and failed to stop at a stop sign. That’s when an F-250 truck on East Third Street was unable to stop before collided with the dirt bike. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motorcycle accidents every year in the United States:
- In 2014, there were a total of 4,295 people who were killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States.
- During the same year, motorcycle accident fatalities accounted for about 13 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths in the United States.
- Helmets have been proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle deaths.