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Pennsylvania Motorcyclist, 25, Dies South of Pennsylvania Border

November 6, 2012

On the outskirts of the Adirondacks in Steuben County, NY, Joshua D. Wilcox accelerated his motorcycle heading north. The Pennsylvania native was thirty minutes south of the Pennsylvania border on River Road, cutting through the farms and fields of Lindley, NY, a town of just 1,900 people.

Like too many young lives, Josh Wilcox’s was cut short. He “failed to negotiate a curve” on the outskirts of that small New York town and skidded across the road into a guardrail where he was thrown from the bike. He was pronounced dead on the scene. It is believed that excessive speed was the culprit.

The dangers that motorcycles pose to their riders and those around them are familiar to the city of Philadelphia. Motorcycle accident lawyer Edith Pearce is well-versed in both personal injury law and motorcycle accident law. A reported 80% of all motorcycle accidents result in serious injury or death. She has worked closely with personal injury tragedies, represented clients in multi-million dollar suits, and come out successful.

Though the current Pennsylvania law states that riders over the age of 21 are not required to wear a helmet, they must either have two years of experience with a license or have completed a motorcycle rider safety course. Tragically, Joshua D. Wilcox was wearing a helmet that night.

Human life is fragile, and never more so than when riding a motorcycle. A small mistake on a driver’s part means that a motorcyclist could suffer serious injury or even death. The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is experienced in both personal injury and motorcycle law, which means no matter which side of the accident you were on, we can represent you in a knowledgeable way. One Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyer that aims to protect the rights of riders all across our state is Edith Pearce. Everyone is tired of hearing heartbreaking stories like that of Joshua Wilcox.

Posted in: Motorcycle Accidents