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Man injured in motorcycle crash

July 5, 2011

A two-motorcycle accident sent one of the operators to an area trauma center by emergency medical helicopter for treatment of unknown injuries at 1:45 p.m. Monday on Route 36, Young Township. (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — A Scottdale man was flown to an area trauma center following a two-motorcycle accident that occurred at 1:45 p.m. Monday on Route 36, Young Township, in front of Ken McFarland Selective Cars.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a Suzuki Boulevard motorcycle operated by Robert Bushmyer of Scottdale was traveling north on Route 36 when he struck a Polaris Victory motorcycle traveling in front of him driven by his son Eric T. Bushmyer, who had slowed to make a right turn into Ken McFarland

Selective Cars when his father's motorcycle struck his from behind.
Police said Robert Bushmyer's motorcycle rolled onto its side, and he was ejected from the bike and rolled down the road.

According to police, Bushmyer was transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital by Jefferson County EMS, and he then was flown by Stat MedEvac to an area trauma center for treatment of unknown injuries.

Police said a passenger on Eric T. Bushmyer's motorcycle was not injured in the crash.

Police were assisted at the scene by Punxsutawney Borough Police and the Punxsutawney Fire Department.

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