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McConnellsburg man dies of injuries from motorcycle crash

August 12, 2008

DUBLIN, Pa. -- A 34-year-old McConnellsburg, Pa., man died of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident on U.S. 522 in Fulton County, Pa., on Saturday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release issued Tuesday.

Chad E. Bard was riding a 2007 Kawasaki Ninja Special Edition ZX-10R north in the southbound lane of traffic not far from the Breezy Point Road intersection, police said.

Witnesses said that Bard swerved right to avoid oncoming traffic and lost control of the motorcycle, police said. The motorcycle went up an embankment, and Bard was thrown from the vehicle, police said.

Police said Bard, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to Altoona (Pa.) Trauma Center by helicopter, where he was pronounced dead that day.

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