Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash, Estate Sues

Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash, Estate Sues

The estate of a man who died in a motorcycle accident has filed a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the driver of the SUV that hit him, and township supervisors.

According to the lawsuit filed by the estate of Donegal man, William G. Healy, dead at 48, claims that faulty road design, inadequate maintenance, and improper signage caused the accident.

The Accident

State police said that Healy’s motorcycle collided head-on with a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Robin Acton of Mt. Pleasant. According to police reports, Acton drove onto the curvy road without noticing Healy on his Honda Motorcycle, causing the collision.

According to the lawsuit, Acton pulled onto the road without adequately checking for oncoming traffic.

No criminal charges against Acton were filed.

According to the lawsuit, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation was negligent in designing the highway “so that a substandard sight distance exists for motor vehicle operators who are traveling on Pine Lane at the intersection of that road and (state Route 982).

The suit further claims that supervisors were negligent in not posting signage prohibiting vehicles from entering onto the highway from Pine Lane despite knowing “that it was unsafe to do so.”

The lawsuit has been filed on Healy’s behalf by Keith Tucci, who is a pastor of Living Hope Church, where Healy was a member.

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