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Earlier this month, a motorcycle rider was killed in a car accident in front of a shopping center on Route 202 in Solebury, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Solebury is located near Doylestown and New Hope, suburbs of Philadelphia.
According to an online news report, the 67 year old motorcycle rider came into contact with an SUV that was turning into Logan Square Shopping Center. The accident occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. The rider was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. It is unclear how the accident occurred.
Solebury police are investigating this tragic motorcycle accident. Eyewitnesses or anyone with information about the accident is urged to contact police at 215-348-7400 or 215-297-8201, ext. 117. *Source: www.phillyburbs.com, “Motorcyclist killed on Route 202 in Solebury”
Motorcycle Versus Car Accidents at Shopping Malls and Centers
Car, truck and pedestrian accidents commonly occur at shopping center entrances/exits. Intersections are naturally dangerous. In addition, shopping center/mall parking lots often alter traffic flow patterns at entrances and exits. This leads to an increased risk of accidents, especially when the parking lot entrance/exit is located at or near a major intersection. For example, accidents often occur at shopping center entrances that require travel across more than one lane in order to enter/exit, especially when stop signs or traffic lights are not provided.
In addition, shopping center entrances pose a real threat to motorcycle riders. This is due to the fact that drivers often fail to see motorcycles until it is too late to avoid an accident. Drivers tend to have a hard time noticing motorcycles because motorcycles are naturally much smaller than even regular sized passenger cars. Read more about motorcycles and the danger of parking lot exits.