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A motorcyclist flown to Pittsburgh after collision with car

April 20, 2018 News Extra

A motorcyclist was critically injured at noon Friday when a woman pulled in front of him on a busy highway.

Martin Kaczynski, 63, of Renfrew was driving his 2011 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide east on Route 422 when a Chevy Cobalt driven by Bonnie Gundlach, 67, of Portersville pulled out of the Kwik Fill in Franklin Township near the Butler Fairgrounds.

Kaczynski, who was wearing a helmet, was flown by medical helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh with what police reports called "major injuries."

Gundlach, who was not hurt, was charged with a violation for entering or crossing a roadway.

Route 422 was closed between the intersection with Unionville Road and the Route 528 ramps near the fairgrounds.

No information on Kaczynski's condition was available on Friday afternoon.

For more about this accident, read the Butler Eagle.

Paula Grubbs

Paula Grubbs

Paula Grubbs is a Butler County native who has been with the Butler and Cranberry Eagle newspapers since June 2000. Grubbs has covered the Mars School District and Middlesex Township for over 20 years with the Eagle and her former employer, the Cranberry Journal. She also covers Adams Township, Evans City and Mars in addition to events and incidents throughout Southwestern Butler County as assigned. Grubbs has taken the lead at the Cranberry Eagle in reporting on shale gas development, which has been a hotly debated topic in the recent past, both locally and nationally. A 1979 graduate of Butler Senior High School and a 1994 graduate of Geneva College, Grubbs has won a Golden Quill and four Keystone state awards, plus an award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Grubbs enjoys following the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers, volunteers with the Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup each summer, and loves spending time outdoors and bird watching at her Penn Township home. Grubbs is the daughter of James R. Davis Sr., of Center Township, and the late Maxine Davis. She has two grown children, Jacqueline and Thomas.