Despite being injured in front of a Pittsburgh hospital, a man who riding his motorcycle when it was involved in a crash with another vehicle, succumbed to the injuries he suffered in the collision and died. The other vehicle involved in the motorcycle accident was a bus that was being used to transport individuals from the Allegheny General Hospital to other locations.
The victim in this case is a 41-year-old man who, according to individuals who saw the accident happen, popped a wheelie just prior to the vehicles colliding. At the time, he had a green light. The van was in the process of making a left turn. It does not appear that any of the van's occupants were hurt in the incident.
Exactly who was to blame for the collision is yet to be determined. While based on the information provided the motorcyclist appears to have had the right-of-way, most would agree that executing a wheelie on a street populated with other vehicles is not a good idea. On the other hand, it is possible that the driver of the van did not see the motorcyclist and struck the much smaller vehicle. An investigation into the matter will likely reveal what happened.
The man who was killed was the father to a 14-year-old boy who he was on his way to visit when the accident occurred. Depending on who is found to be at fault it is possible that the deceased man's family could file a civil wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party.
Source: KDKA, "Motorcyclist Killed In North Side Crash," Kym Gable, June 26, 2013