Two Flown to Hospital Following Route 66 Car vs. Motorcycle Crash

PAINT TWP., Pa. (EYT) — An accident involving a car and a motorcycle Tuesday afternoon on State Route 66 in Paint Township sent two people to the hospital.

According to Clarion County 911, the call came in at 12:12 p.m.

Eyewitnesses told that a man and a woman riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle were headed north on Route 66 near Breniman Road when a Buick LaCrosse driven by an elderly woman turned in front of them while attempting to enter the driveway to her residence.

A worker at a nearby business said an older woman entered the store shaken and confused. He believed she was driving the car and was involved in the crash.

The worker was told to go to the scene to see if he could help, but emergency medical technicians, police, and volunteer firefighters were already responding.

Route 66 Car-Motorcycle Crash

From what could be seen, the motorcycle’s front was heavily damaged and inoperable, while the car’s front passenger bumper and fender – as well as most of the windshield – was damaged from where one of the motorcycle riders had hit.

The other motorcycle riders had been thrown over the car and landed near the side of the road.

The man was conscious, but there was no word on his condition or the condition of the woman who was on the motorcycle.

It is unknown whether either of the individuals were wearing helmets.

Two units from Clarion Hospital EMS and Shippenville-Elk Township EMS responded.

The two individuals on the motorcycle were taken from the scene by ambulance. Emergency helicopters from LifeFlight and STAT MedEvac each transported a person to a hospital in Pittsburgh, according to Clarion County 911.

Members of the Shippenville-Elk Township Volunteer Fire Department worked to clear the debris from the road and handle traffic control.

Several Clarion-based State Troopers were present to assist and investigate the accident scene.

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