7 Common Motorcycle Crashes and How to Avoid Them e1515682663599 - Bradford County Crash Sends Two Motorcyclists From Massachusetts To Towanda Hospital

Two motorcyclists from Massachusetts were injured last week when they were struck by a driver in Bradford County in the Northern Tier, according to a news report.

Pennsylvania State Police said a 73-year-old woman was making a left turn out of a scenic overlook on U.S. Route 6 when she struck a motorcyclist and his passenger.

State police said the motorcyclist, Paul Townsend, 60, of Sharon, Mass., and his passenger, Judith Townsend, 59, were knocked off the motorcycle and Paul Townsend was trapped under the motorcycle until emergency responders arrived.

The Townsends were transported to Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital by Wysox Volunteer EMS. State police did not release any information on the extent of their injuries. The vehicle driver was cited and declined medical treatment. No other details were made available by state police.

This incident is yet another example of the danger posed to motorcyclists by left turning drivers.  Drivers – please look twice – it may save a life!

Bikers – Consider options to make you more visible to drivers – things like modulating headlights, and bright clothing and/or helmets could mean the difference between a driver seeing you – or not!

Thank you for reading, and stay safe out there!

Adam Gee