A motorcyclist involved in a high-speed collision on a Pennsylvania roadway sustained critical injuries to his head and body, reported the website Bucks Local News.
The rider, David Robinson, was going eastbound on Quarry Road in Lower Makefield Township with another motorcyclist at the time of the accident. As Robinson entered a curve in the road his bike failed to stay in its lane of travel, causing it to cross the center line into the opposite lane of traffic and hit a high embankment that runs along the north side of the road.
The force, which separated Robinson from his motorcycle, caused him to slide approximately 150 feet past the point of impact before settling on the roadway's eastbound lane, reported the source. Authorities said Robinson was not wearing a helmet.
Although the source did not directly specify whether Robinson's injuries were fatal, it said the Bucks County Coroner was called to the scene to assist with the investigation.
Helmets are imperative for motorcycle safety, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency said helmets are estimated to be about 37 percent effective in preventing crash fatalities and saved 1,829 lives in 2008 alone.