In Pennsylvania, like many other states, motorcyclists cannot wait to take out the bike. While the beautiful weather we all enjoy may be perfect for motorcycling, it also leads to high speed crashes all-too-often. Sadly, a crash between a small car and a motorcycle occurred in Derry Township today, just after noon. The accident left the driver of the motorcycle dead and his passenger seriously injured.
The early afternoon motor vehicle accident happened when a Volkswagen Jetta was heading north on Route 981 in Westmoreland County. According to the coroner’s office, the vehicle was approaching Shannon Lane when it veered over the center line and crashed into the motorcycle that was heading south. Bruce Miklavic Sr., 59, of Gibsonia was the motorcyclist who died at the scene from blunt force trauma. Miklavic and his female passenger were both thrown from the motorcycle, though his passenger survived. Both Miklavic’s passenger and the driver of the Jetta are being treated at the hospital.
Motorcycles can be extremely fun but unfortunately dangerous. Even though both Miklavic and his passenger were wearing helmets, the lack of all-around protection is often enough to allow fatalities. Miklavic’s passenger is suffering severe leg injuries which could lead to other longstanding problems or catastrophic injury.
At Edelstein, Martin & Nelson, we understand and adore the freedom of riding a motorcycle. We are similarly familiar with the dangers they pose even when the rider is as responsible as possible. The negligence of the person who was operating the Jetta is apparent, and in a case like this, it is our mission to get the surviving victims and the loved ones of the deceased as much compensation as possible. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or worse because of someone else’s negligent driving, call 888-208-1810 today.