Owego, NY – Police Investigating Death of Christine Mohr, Injury of Philip Minckler in Motorcycle Crash on  Montrose Tnpk

Owego, NY – Police Investigating Death of Christine Mohr, Injury of Philip Minckler in Motorcycle Crash on  Montrose Tnpk

Owego, NY (September 30, 2021) – One woman is dead and a man seriously injured following a motorcycle accident in Tioga County on Wednesday, September 27th.

According to sources, the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene at about 5:35 p.m. on Montrose Turnpike in Owego.

An investigation determined that a motorcycle carrying two people was riding northbound on Montrose Turnpike when, for reasons still under investigation, it drifted off the westbound side of the roadway and crashed into a tree. 

The driver, 57-year-old Philip Minckler, was transported by paramedics to UHS Wilson Hospital.

His passenger, 62-year-old Christine Mohr, a resident of Apalachin, was flown by medical helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital. She passed away at 11:57 p.m. 

This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mrs. Christine Mohr, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Motorcycle Accidents in Owego

Owego, NY - Police Investigating Death of Christine Mohr, Injury of Philip Minckler in Motorcycle Crash on  Montrose Tnpk

Just a few years ago, a motorcycle safety study was performed. The study looked all-inclusively at motorcycle safety across the state. The Department of Transportation collected the data used in the report, which showed that the state had witnessed the smallest number of motorcycle deaths since 1998.

Accidents are statistically more likely to happen in the afternoon and evening, with weekends being the days with the highest fatality rates. The rate of fatal accidents also rose substantially during the summer months.

The report’s contributors also noticed some clear risk factors where fatal crashes were concerned:

  • Licensed drivers: 43% of deaths involved a motorcyclist without a proper license
  • Age: Roughly 56% of deaths were motorcyclists 35-years-old or younger
  • Sex: Nearly 100% of those who died in motorcycle accidents were men 

Every motorcycle accident claim is different, but your New York motorcycle accident attorney will know the most reliable and efficient ways to help you establish negligence and collect the maximum amount of financial compensation. 

Owego Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Our team is committed to helping each client we work with reach their goals as they move forward on their journey to recovery. We stop at nothing to provide the most responsive and aggressive representation imaginable for those harmed. 

Victims can contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Owego to protect their legal rights and explore legal options available to them.

Owego personal injury lawyers at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping victims get the justice they deserve after devastating motorcycle accidents. We work diligently to ensure those harmed collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and more. 

Motorcyclists are more likely to suffer severe injuries in accidents. In many cases, motorcyclists are left with broken bones, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries that demand extensive and costly medical treatment. These crashes are often preventable, yet we continue to see the life-altering consequences those harmed and their families are forced to endure. In some cases, victims may have legal options available to help them move forward. 

Contact our vehicle accident attorneys in New York at (800) 469-6476 to explore legal options available for you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.