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Motorcyclist Injured in Freedom Road Crash

Traffic was tied up for about an hour Friday as police and fire crews cleared the accident from the roadway.

Motorcyclist Injured in Freedom Road Crash Motorcyclist Injured in Freedom Road Crash

Traffic was tied up for about an hour Friday afternoon after a motorcycle and car collided on busy Freedom Road near the lower entrance to the Cranberry Mall.

Cpl. William Ahlgren the motorcyclist driving east on Freedom Road at about 3 p.m. when he collided with the Honda CRV, which was turning left from Freedom Road into entrance of the mall.

The impact caused the motorcyclist to land underneath the front of the SUV, Ahlgren said.

“The gentleman fell underneath the car for a little bit after he was hit,” Ahlgren said.

Ahlgren said the rider, whose name police do not know yet, was conscious and talking when emergency responders arrived on the scene. The man appeared to have some abrasions and a severe wound to his right arm, Ahlgren said.

He was taken by ambulance to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Ahlgren said the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.  

The driver of the car was shaken-up but uninjured, Ahlgren said.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

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