Man Airlifted Following Motorcycle vs. SUV Crash on Route 322

| October 1, 2020

CRANBERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A motorcyclist was airlifted to UPMC Hamot following a motorcycle versus SUV crash that occurred last week on Route 322.

According to Franklin-based State Police, the accident happened around 1:09 p.m. on September 25, on U.S. 322 just south of Hill City Road in Cranberry Township, Venango County.

Police say 34-year-old Ashley M. Shuffstall, of Oil City, was operating a 2011 GM Terrain, traveling east on U.S. 322, when she crossed into the oncoming lane and struck a 2004 Harley-Davidson Fatboy, operated by 64-year-old James C. Zeidler, of Boyers, Pa.

Zedler suffered serious injuries to his left leg and was flown to UPMC Hamot by STAT MedEvac.

He was not wearing a helmet.

Shuffstall was using a seat belt and was not injured.

Both vehicles sustained disabling damage.

Community Ambulance Service also assisted at the scene.

Shuffstall was cited for careless driving.

PSP Franklin released the above report Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

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