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Two Motorcyclists Crash on Route 28; One Life-Flighted to Allegheny General

Sunday, July 28, 2019 @ 08:07 PM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

lifeflight-main-banner-2REDBANK TWP., Pa. (EYT) – One motorcyclist was life-flighted to Allegheny General Hospital after two motorcycles crashed on State Route 28.

According to Clarion-based State Police, 50-year-old Wilda M. Grantz, of Brookville, and 57-year-old Douglas E. Dunkle, of Clarion, were involved in the accident.

Police say the crash occurred on Brookville Street (State Route 28), just south of Maple Street, in Redbank Township, Clarion County, on Wednesday, July 24, around 6:53 p.m.

According to police, a 2003 Yamaha V Star 650 driven by Grantz was traveling north on State Route 28 in the right lane and struck the back of Dunkle’s 2001 Honda 750.

The Yamaha then ricocheted off the Honda to the left side, and Grantz started to lose control of the motorcycle.

The Yamaha swerved back to the right, and Grantz laid over the motorcycle.

Dunkle also lost control of his Honda and laid it over just ahead of the Yamaha.

Grantz suffered a head injury and was life-flighted to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment.

She was not using a helmet.

Dunkle suffered suspected minor injuries, but he refused transport.

He was using a motorcycle helmet.

Grantz was charged with a traffic violation through District Magistrate Office 18-3-04.

Clarion Hospital EMS and Hawthorne Fire Department assisted at the scene.

The above report was released to exploreClarion.com on Sunday, July 28, 2019.


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