• May 13, 2022

Jabe Walters Killed in Garbage Truck Accident on Lycoming Creek Road in Old Lycoming Township, PA

UPDATE (May 20, 2022): Reports identified the driver killed in the crash as 30-year-old Jabe A. Walters. Additional details about the crash are currently unavailable.

Old Lycoming Township, PA -- May 12, 2022, one person was killed due to an accident where a motorcycle and a garbage truck crashed on Lycoming Creek.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 12:45 p.m. along Lycoming Creek Road at Mahaffey Lane.

According to officials, a 30-year-old man was on a motorcycle traveling along southbound Lycoming Creek Road. At Mahaffey Lane, a northbound garbage truck turned left onto Mahaffey. Doing so, the motorcycle hit the back side of the truck.

Due to the collision, the motorcyclist succumbed to fatal injuries. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Jabe Walters Motorcycle, Garbage Truck Accident in Old Lycoming Township

If the images of this intersection I found online are up to date, it appears to be controlled by a traffic signal. My concern, however, is that there doesn't appear to be a green arrow for this particular intersection. That would mean that vehicles making a left turn would have to yield to oncoming lanes. Does that mean that the garbage truck failed to yield to the victim?

Jabe Walters Garbage Truck Accident Old Lycoming Township, PA

It certainly wouldn't be the first time the driver of a large vehicle failed to keep a proper lookout for a motorcyclist. Despite the negative view a lot of people have of motorcyclists, riders are often at the mercy of the vehicles around them. That's why it's crucial to ensure investigators in charge of accidents like this have the experience and tools to make sure the evidence can speak for itself. Are those steps being taken here?


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