A motorcycle accident on Sunday afternoon ended in the death of Ohio woman Joyce McKinney. The accident occurred on Route 51 in North Union Township when a Jeep Grand Cherokee collided head-on with the motorcycle.
The driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, James Hickle, suffered minor injuries in the accident, and a second motorcyclist, Robert McKinney, crashed into the wreckage of the collision.
Both cyclists were wearing helmets and taken to UPCM-Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh. Joyce McKinney was pronounced dead at the hospital, while Robert McKinney suffered moderate, non-life threatening injuries.
The crash is under investigation at this time. Police say that Joyce and Robert McKinney had been traveling north in the southbound lane of Route 51, while Hickle was also driving south in the southbound lane.
Our office’s thoughts are with the families of those involved in the accident. We understand that this is a very difficult situation to be in.
Motorcycle Accidents in Ohio
While this crash is still under investigation, we do know how dangerous motorcycles can be when the proper safety precautions are not taken. Our office has posted several blogs with safety tips in efforts to help prevent future accidents from occurring.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, call our Ohio motorcycle accident attorneys at 800.637.8170. Our office has the resources and experience to help you through this difficult time.