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59-year-old Ridgway man flown to hospital after motorcycle crash


Heath Township, PA – A Ridgway motorcyclist was flown from the scene of a crash in Jefferson County on Saturday.

59-year-old Karlton Palmer had been riding his motorcycle along Route 949 in Heath Township (near Sigel) around 1:45 Saturday afternoon.

State Police say he was going at an unsafe speed when he tried to turn onto Spring Creek Road.

Palmer lost control, fell off of his bike, went off the berm, and slid into a nearby parking lot.

He was flown by Stat Medevac to UPMC Altoona with injuries of unknown severity.

Click Here to read the online police report. (You’ll need to scroll down to page 2 to see this specific report.)