One Dead After Car and Motorcycle Collide on Pennsylvania Highway
Police are currently investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that sadly claimed the life of a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania man recently.
The accident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3rd at County Line Road on Route 30. The deceased, 53-year-old William Krimmel, was reportedly driving his motorcycle west in the center turn lane of Route 30 before colliding with the driver’s side of a car that was turning left onto Route 30 from County Line Road.
West Sadsbury Township police Officer Amber L. Smith said initial investigations of the accident indicated that the motorcyclist may have been speeding prior to the crash. Although the accident remains under investigation, police said that they suspect speed may have been a contributing factor.
Krimmel died as a result of several traumatic injuries, according to Chester County Deputy Coroner Jason Miller, while two of the vehicle’s occupants received treatment for minor injuries at Lancaster General Hospital. This scenario is not uncommon, as motorcyclists often suffer significantly more severe injuries that those riding in cars during accidents.
By their very nature, motorcycles leave the rider exposed to the dangers of road travel more than other vehicles. As a result, motorcycle accident injuries can range from broken bones and fractures to brain and spinal cord injuries, road rash, paralysis, and in the worst of cases, death. When these tragedies do occur, it is important for surviving families to understand their legal options if negligence may have contributed to the loss of their loved one.
Through wrongful death litigation, families can pursue the resources necessary to cover the significant costs associated with these tragedies, including final medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of future income. Although no monetary sum can even compensate for the death of your loved one, you can hold others accountable for the recklessness that contributed to your catastrophic loss. If you find yourself facing a situation of this kind, you are not alone. Contact our Bensalem, Pennsylvania offices anytime at 215-337-4915 for additional information.
For additional information related to this accident, view the following article: Police: Speed may have played role in Route 30 crash that killed Gap motorcyclist