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Motorcyclist Crashes into Bicyclist, Both Riders Hospitalized



According to the Tribune-Democrat, two people were hospitalized after a motorcyclist and bicyclist crash in rural Windber, Pennsylvania.

Cause of Crash Unknown

State police are working to reconstruct the accident and figure out the cause. The crash occurred at approximately 4:42 p.m. local time near the 1800 block of Seanor Road in Paint Township.

The two people in the wreck sustained severe injuries, according to the Tribune-Democrat. They were transported to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

Motorcyclist and Bicyclist Crash Statistics

The following information regarding motorcyclist and bicyclist motor vehicle crash statistics are provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  • In 2014, 726 pedalcyclists were killed and an estimated 50,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • 4,295 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2014 and an estimated 92,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • Sixty-eight percent of all pedalcyclists who died in motor vehicle crashes in 2013 died in urban area crashes (NHTSA).
  • Motorcycle deaths accounted for 13 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths in 2014 and were more than double the number of motorcyclist deaths in 1997 (IIHS).

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