A Philadelphia motorcyclist and his passenger were killed Saturday evening when a car turned left in front of them said authorities.
Police in Upper Southampton Township say the accident happened around 7pm when a car who didn’t see the motorcyclist turned left in front of the motorcycle throwing a female passenger 100 feet. The passenger was pronounced dead on arrival at Abington Memorial Hospital said Lt. Frank Groome.
Police authorities also said the motorcyclists died on the way to the hospital.
Two people in the car were taken to St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown for evaluation. They were said to be shaken but uninjured.
The names of the victims have not been released pending notification of their families. The crash remains under investigation.
As a motorcyclist myself it is hard to understand how a driver can say they didn’t see the motorcycle. I commonly drive my car when in town and maybe it is because I ride a motorcycle that I am always vigilant whenever I am on my bike or behind the wheel of my car.
I have been extremely lucky in my life to have only been involved in one serious motorcycle accident and although I was seriously injured I lived through it and made a full recovery.
While this tragic event will undoubtedly take a devastating toll on the loved ones of the motorcyclist and his passenger, and may take a lifetime to recover from, the only way to make sure that justice is served to those who kill a biker due to negligence while driving is to ask government officials to pass stricter laws that fully protect motorcyclists who are wrongfully killed.
Please join in by signing the petition currently underway directed towards the U.S. Congress requesting that Federal laws be strengthened to ensure careless and negligent drivers who kill a motorcyclist be held fully accountable. To view and sign the petition click here.

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