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Motorcyclist struck from behind in critical condition

Pennsylvania residents witness motorcyclists on the roadways during most times of the year and in all kinds of weather. However, in the summer months, motorcyclists often can be seen in large groups, either traveling solo or driving with a passenger. No matter if they are driving across the country or just down the road, motorcycle accidents can happen at any time and in any type of setting. Drivers may not always be aware of these much smaller vehicles because they can be hidden in blind spots and also are able to maneuver quickly between vehicles.

Authorities were recently called to a motorcycle collision that involved an automobile and a motorcycle. The wreck happened in Hatboro at around 1:15 a.m. Police responded to the incident near the intersection of North York Road and East Monument Avenue. The motorcyclist was severely injured after the vehicle struck his bike from behind. The man was transported to the hospital for treatment of his serious injuries, where he remains in critical condition. No injuries to the driver of the car were reported.

Preliminary investigation of this accident revealed that the motorcyclist was stopped in the northbound lane of North York Road when the vehicle struck his bike from behind. It was also discovered that the motorcyclist had stopped and was approached by a female right before the collision occurred, who left the scene before police arrived. Investigators are currently still looking for this female witness.

The motorcycle collision is still under investigation and any negligence and liability still needs to be determined. A person injured as a result of the negligence of another party could file a personal injury suit. Compensation awarded from the claim could cover medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, damages and other expenses that resulted from the accident.

No matter what time of day it is, motorcyclists can be seen driving on various roadways. Drivers should always be aware of these small vehicles in order to reduce the chances of an accident.

Source: NBC News, "Man in critical condition after Hatboro motorcycle crash," Kimberly Flanders, June 3, 2013

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