Towanda man in fair condition after motorcycle crash
A Towanda man was listed in fair condition on Monday at a local hospital after he was injured in a motorcycle accident on Friday night in Wysox, authorities said.
The accident occurred as Matthew J. Deputy of Towanda, who was operating a motorcycle, and Devon J. Whyte of Sugar Run, who was operating a 2001 Subaru Legacy, were both driving west on U.S. Route 6, police said.
Deputy's 2011 Suzuki R65X motorcycle struck the rear of the Subaru Legacy, which caused Deputy to lose control of his motorcycle, police said.
Deputy, 24, and the motorcycle then both slid down the roadway, police said.
Whyte, 21, was uninjured, police said.
The impact caused significant damage to the rear glass and bumper area of the Subaru Legacy, state police said.
Deputy was flown by helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, police said.
Deputy was listed in fair condition Monday afternoon in Robert Packer Hospital's trauma unit, a spokesperson for the hospital said.
Deputy was cited for driving at an unsafe speed, state police at Towanda said.
Deputy was not wearing a helmet and was not properly licensed, police said.
The accident occurred at 10:15 p.m., 853 feet east of Lake Road, state police at Towanda said.
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