For most people, there is nothing more devastating than getting the news that a loved one has been killed in an accident. There can be a lot of anger and frustration, only enhanced by confusion as to how the accident occurred.
Just last week, a motorcycle accident occurred in Pennsylvania that took the lives of two people, a man and a woman. Local police were still investigating the fatal crash when the article was initially written but it appears that the motorcycle collided with a van.
It is unclear how the motorcycle and van ended up colliding. But the impact was so great that the two people riding the motorcycle were thrown from the bike and into the side of the van. The two crashed through the van's windows and wound up inside the vehicle. They died at the accident scene.
Local authorities were working with county detectives to try to figure out what caused the motorcycle accident. They may be looking for evidence of something that suddenly came into the road or some other type of distraction. However the cause of the crash will likely remain unknown until the investigation is complete.
In general, motorcycle accidents can result from a number of different factors. For example, another driver on the road may not be paying close attention when changing lanes or turning. Without checking first, the driver may not see a motorcyclist riding in the lane next to them. The aftermath of the crash can be even more severe if either or both vehicles were traveling at greater speeds.
As local Pennsylvania police continue to investigate this crash, the families of the victims are dealing with the loss of their loved ones. And until the investigation is officially over, they will likely be left with many unanswered questions about the accident.
Source: Reading Eagle: "2 on motorcycle die in Birdsboro crash," Jason A. Kahl, Aug. 24, 2011.