A cause of death for the 20-year-old Levittown man killed when he lost control of his sport bike motorcycle on Woodbourne Road in Middletown on Sunday afternoon has been ruled accidental.
Bucks County Coroner Dr. Joseph Campbell said Brandon Rogers died of “multiple traumatic injuries” sustained when he was thrown off his bike. Police sources say the victim was located several hundred feet away from his bike.
Authorities believe the victim was ejected from the bike after losing control at around 3:15 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus Hall. No other vehicles were involved.
Rescuers rushed the Red Rose Gate resident to nearby Aria Health Bucks County Campus in Falls Township. Campbell said lifesaving efforts were in vain and Rogers was pronounced dead on arrival at the emergency room.
Middletown police close the road for more than an hour while they investigated the accident.
Officials said Rogers, a former Neshaminy High School student, was wearing a helmet when the crash happened.
The coroner said fatal motorcycle accidents are not as common in the winter months as they are in warmer weather when the conditions are more favorable.
The most recent statistics released by the Governors Highway Safety Association show 171 people were killed in bike accidents Pennsylvania in 2011, down 13 percent from 2010.