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Hilltown Man Succumbs to Injuries from Motorcycle Crash

Allen Steigerwalt, 69, of Mill Road, crashed his motorcycle on Route 309 in Bucks County on August 25. He died four days later at Lehigh Valley Hospital

Allen Steigerwalt, 69, of Mill Road in Hilltown Township, died at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township Wednesday night, succumbing to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Bucks County four days earlier.

According to Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner Eric Minnich, Steigerwalt was pronounced dead at 8:27 p.m.

Minnich said Steigerwalt died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. The death was ruled an accident, Minnich said.

According to Minnich, Steigerwalt was driving a motorcycle north on Route 309 on August 25 at 4:30 p.m., when he lost control and was ejected.

The accident occurred in the area of mile market 25.2 in West Rockhill Township.

Pennridge Regional Police Department and Lehigh County Coroner’s Office are investigating the crash.

Steven Long August 30, 2012 at 07:06 PM
No comment on whether the rider was wearing a helmet ... isn't that important to know?
james barsby August 30, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Tell steven long it is not at all important whether or not he was wearing a helmet. We as riders have fought for and won the rite to make our own decision on helmets. Find another way to stick your nose is other peoples buisness.
Christine Steigerwalt August 31, 2012 at 02:48 PM
He is my father in law & he WAS wearing a DOT approved helmet. But the fact that he was almost 70 put any chance of survival very low. To James, it is absolutely the rider's right to wear one or not, but for my family that's not what's important today. I would hope this blog concentrates more on a man losing his life rather than arguing with complete strangers about a polital issue or news article. May God bless you both whether you ride on 2 wheels or 4.
Christine Steigerwalt August 31, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Ride free Allen.
Debbie key August 31, 2012 at 02:57 PM
May he rest in peace with his beloved wife. He will truly be missed by many. Love you guys.
resident4 August 31, 2012 at 03:58 PM
May he RIP. I'm sure he died doing something that he loved.
Deb B August 31, 2012 at 07:50 PM
He was not wearing a helmet.. I was third on the scene and saw him land on the road - face down. It was tragic... it was a trike he was driving. Very sad and a tragic waste.
Deb B August 31, 2012 at 07:54 PM
I just read he was wearing a helmet.. from where I Was it did not look like it. Sorry for your loss, RIP
Tina Hedrick August 31, 2012 at 08:27 PM
I did not know him to well but knew the family pretty well, and your right he did died doing what he loved and that was riding. I am sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Love ya guys and may he ride free now with his beloved wife whom I know he missed very much.
sallie bartholomew August 31, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Tina, sorry to hear about this. I hope u and ur family find comfort in knowing he is riding free and with his wife holding on! God bless u at this time.
Tina September 01, 2012 at 03:22 AM
How sick - My father-in-law WAS WEARING A HELMET because I was the one that carried out the bag with his personal belongings, including his bloody helmet.. What a shame to put judgement on a man that you don't even know. Allen was so loved and will be missed from so many people...
Tina September 01, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Thanks Sallie it's going to be a very long time for our family to heal from this happening to Allen.
sue keyser September 01, 2012 at 05:10 AM
My dad will be miss by so many it not by family but by close friend that is like family my dad always wore his helmet I will miss him so much luv u dad ride free with mom and uncle jay will miss u so much
Tony Di Domizio (Editor) September 01, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Thank you for all the kind words and support in regard to this tragedy. Condolences go out to the Steigerwalt clan. And to clear one thing up - this is a daily online hyperlocal news website, not a blog. Thank you for all your support and comments.
S. Bolyard September 02, 2012 at 12:01 AM
I was the vehicle directly behind him. I saw everything including his helmet. The paramedics that WITNESSED the accident took off his helmet while they frantically tried to stabilize him. To his family- My condolences go out to you. I have prayed for him and you since the accident. I am very sorry to hear he has passed on.
Tina September 03, 2012 at 03:37 PM
I would like to thank those who seeked medical attention for my father-in-law and to try and help us understand what had happen to him. I just pray he has found peace and is back in the arms of his wife. Spending over half my life with him and his wife they will deeply be missed by the whole clan. Plus I would like to thank those who posted kind comment about my father-in-law. Sadly the world lost another good man, brother,father,grandfather and great grandfather. RIP Allen!! We love you!!

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