Police Release Details of Motorcycle Crash on Route 208 That Left Man Seriously Injured
According to Franklin-based State Police, this crash occurred as a 1996 Harley-Davidson FXS operated by 46-year-old Joseph E. Cooke, of Harrisville, was traveling eastbound on State Route 208, near Clintonville Road, in Irwin Township, Venango County, around 9:59 p.m. on May 25.
Cooke’s bike struck a deer that entered the roadway from the north.
The bike then swerved to the right and collided with a shallow embankment along the southern berm of the eastbound lane, police say.
Cooke was immediately transported to Grove City Hospital by a witness at the scene.
He was then air-lifted to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, in Pittsburgh, where he was treated for serious injuries sustained to his right leg as a result of the crash, according to police.
Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department and Lowry’s Towing also assisted at the scene.
PSP Franklin released the above report on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
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