Motorcycle and car collide in NE Philadelphia, 1 dead

September 17, 2012 5:41:48 PM PDT
One person was killed and two others injured after a motorcycle collided with a car in Northeast Philadelphia.

It happened in the 8300 block of State Road at about 3:15 p.m. Monday.

Police say a motorcyclist was apparently trying to avoid a tractor trailer that was making a turn when he struck a car.

The motorcycle driver, a man in his 20s, and his female passenger, 23, were both rushed to Aria Torresdale in critical condition. The driver was pronounced dead a short time later.

The 72-year-old driver of the car was taken to Hahnemann University hospital with a leg injury.

An investigation is underway.


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