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Wilkes-Barre man in critical condition after motorcycle crash

WEST PENN TWP., Pa. - A Wilkes-Barre man is fighting for his life after being seriously injured Friday afternoon in a crash in West Penn Township.

The crash occurred at 4 p.m. as the victim was traveling north on his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

A man from Reading attempted to pull out from a private lot to go south on Route 309 and in doing so pulled out into the path of the bike. The bike struck the car broadside sending the unit and its rider airborne over the car.

The victim was treated at the scene by members of the Penn Mahoning ambulance and Lehighton paramedics before being flown by MedEvac helicopter to the Lehigh Valley Hospital Trauma Center.

West Penn police are investigating the incident.

Route 309 was shut down for over one hour with West Penn fire police maintaining traffic control at the scene.

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