Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Man killed in Fishtown motorcycle crash


A 69-year-old man was killed Friday morning in Fishtown after a pickup truck crashed into his motorcycle, ejecting him, police said.

The man was driving a 2005 Honda Shadow motorcycle north on Richmond Street when, shortly after 6:15 a.m., he turned east onto Schirra Drive, according to investigators. 

There, he was struck by a 2010 Ford F-150 being driven by a 46-year-old man, police said. Investigators said the force of the crash caused the motorcycle driver to be thrown from his bike.

He was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital with severe head trauma, including a subdural hematoma and multiple brain bleeds, police said.

Though he was initially placed in critical condition, the man succumbed to his injuries shortly before 3:30 p.m. His identity had not yet been released Friday night pending family notification.

Investigators said the pickup truck driver stayed on the scene and waited for police and medics to arrive. Neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected to have been factors in the crash, police said. 

The investigation remains ongoing with the Philadelphia police Accident Investigation Division. 

Contact Alex Wigglesworth at 215-854-2305 or Follow @phila_lex on Twitter.

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