May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. It serves as a good time to remember that motorcyclists have every right to share the road as do other motorists. This is especially important now that the winter weather is behind us, and more motorcyclists are taking to the streets in Pennsylvania.
Tag: Motorcycle Accidents
A motorcyclist was struck and killed on the Pennsylvania turnpike near mile marker 33 in Pine Township on September 4, 2008. State police say that motorcyclist, Keith Brown, 46, of Green Bay, Wisconsin was struck at about 5 a.m. Police said the driver who hit the motorcyclist is Shiva Lal Acharya. Trooper Robin Mungo of the Pennsylvania State Police says Lal Acharya, who is a medical doctor from Illinois, ran from the crash scene. “The suspect appeared as though he was going to stop. But after a mile and a half he increased his speed hoping to elude the patrolman. They reached speeds up to 130 mph before the officer called off the 23-mile pursuit at the state line,” Mungo said.