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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Motorcyclist Killed in Collision with SUV in Clarion County

Motorcyclist Killed in Collision with SUV in Clarion County

| August 10, 2013
FARMINGTON, Pa. (EYT) - A 60-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle accident earlier today on Route 36 in Farmington Township, Clarion County.


Marienville-based State Police said the accident happened when a 2002 GMC Envoy operated by 65-year-old Albino R. Anderson, of Lucinda, was entering Route 36 from Slocum Springs Road and pulled into the path of a south-bound 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by 60-year-old Robert R. Ruffner of Templeton.

Police say the two vehicles subsequently collided, causing Mr. Ruffner to be ejected from the motorcycle. 

Mr. Ruffner was pronounced dead at the scene by Clarion County Coroner Terry Schaffer. The cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma to the head. Read more...

7 comments :

Anonymous said...

Was He Wearing A Helmet? Probably NO!
Would It Have Saved Him? Probably NOT!
R.I.P. Mr. Ruffner! Doing What He loved...

Anonymous said...

If you click on the read more it says that yes indeed he was NOT wearing a helmet. However. . . a man lost his life, another man's life is irrevocably changed. Not the time to post like that.

Anonymous said...

You're right it's a tragedy that a man lost his life and another has to live with it for the rest of his, however....the report does say that the man died of blunt trauma to the head. If he had been wearing a helmet, his chances for survival would have been much greater. Helmets don't always save lives, but they are like seatbelts...they are there to give a person a better chance at survival, or to lesson the severity of injury. This man had a lot of life to live. Very sad. May he rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Wearing a helmet may or may not save a life but not wearing one never has and never will save one.

Anonymous said...

Just last Saturday my husband and I were in a similar accident, a car turn across our lane of traffic in front of us. The car hit our saddlebag and sent us both flying thankfully we both were wearing helmets, my helmet hit the pavement causing a T crack in the back. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be here if I hadn't been wearing that helmet. We use to ride without helmets when we owned our GOLDWING but since buying the Harley we have always worn our helmets. I will never go anywhere on a bike even around the block without a helmet on. We often think nothing bad will happen to us but bad things can happen to anyone. Please wear a helmet, we were able to walk away with only minor bruising and road rash.

Anonymous said...

Far to many accidents with motorcycles, caused by people pulling out in front of the motorcycle. People need to be more alert when entering traffic.
take the extra couple of seconds to look back up the road before pulling out you might save a life.

Anonymous said...

how about instead of blaming the helmet we blame people for not paying attention. Seems like once a week this type of accident happens. And DOT helmets are only rated for 25MPH.