State police in Greensburg say an Indiana woman was involved in an accident Saturday afternoon on Route 819 in Salem Township, Westmoreland County. 46-year-old Julia Shankle of Indiana tried to turn left from Mayo STreet onto 819, but pulled inot the path of a motorcycle operated by 25-year-old Tyler Bressler of North Huntingdon. Bressler tried to avoid a collision, and in doing so, he lost control of the bike and it went over on its side. Bressler and his passenger, Leah Perry of Rillton, PA, were taken to Forbes Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Details are not available on another motorcycle crash Saturday on Route 819, this one in Bell Township, Westmoreland County. A motorcyclist was fatally injured and his passenger also was hurt in a collision with a car at the intersection of 819 and Route 380.
No one was injured Wednesday afternoon in a front-to-rear collision on Wayne Avenue near Rose Street in White Township. State police say 46-year-old David Sisko of Indiana was stopped in the southbound lane when his truck was rear-ended by an SUV driven by 59-year-old Louise Bailey, also of Indiana.
No police reports are available yet on three other accidents in the area on Saturday. One occurred on Route 403 in East Mahoning Township, one on Stoneburg Road in Canoe Township, and one on Bowser Road in West Wheatfield Township.