Motorcyclist Thrown, Becomes Airborne in Crash with Car on Route 322

| August 19, 2015

ambulanceCRANBERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – According to Franklin-based State Police, around 6:05 p.m. on August 18, a motorcycle versus car accident occurred on Ross Drive at its intersection with Route 322, in Cranberry Township, Venango County.

Police say 36-year-old Cory A. Gilmore, of Oil City, and 75-year-old Joanne R. Douglas, of Franklin, were involved in the collision.

According to police, Gilmore was operating a 2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster eastbound on Route 322 and failed to stop for a steady red signal and struck a 2007 Buick LeSabre, driven by Douglas, that was pulling onto Route 322 from Ross Drive, near Walmart.

When the motorcycle struck the car, Gilmore was thrown from the motorcycle and became airborne, coming to a final rest in the travel lanes of Route 322, police say.

He suffered moderate injuries

Community Ambulance Service transported him to UPMC for treatment.

Douglas and a 14-year-old male passenger were not injured. Both were using seat belts.

Gilmore was charged with a traffic violation.

Minich’s Towing towed the motorcycle.

Seneca Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.


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