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2 injured in motorcycle accident Saturday

September 8, 2018 News Extra

The first charity ride organized by the New Kensington Eagle Riders didn't go as planned on Saturday when a rider and passenger aboard a Harley-Davidson Fatboy were injured on Pittsburgh Road near the end of the General Butler Bridge.

A rider in the 24-motorcycle group said the 94-mile ride was organized to raise money for the Westmoreland County Humane Society.

He said two bikes went down as they slowed for a red light and their wheels locked up on the slick roadway.

One rider was uninjured, but the man and woman on the Fatboy were transported at 1 p.m. to Butler Memorial Hospital by Butler Ambulance.

The charity ride continued after the accident.