Warren man flown to Erie after Sunday night crash

Times Observer photo by Dave Ferry State police, Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Department, Emergycare and Franks Auto responded to a motorcycle versus SUV crash that occurred at approximately 9:36 p.m. Sunday. Bradley Gern, 45, of Warren was transported via medical helicopter to UPMC Hamot for treatment of apparent serious injuries

A Warren man remained hospitalized on Monday at UPMC Hamot in Erie following a motorcycle versus SUV crash Sunday in Pleasant Township.

At approximately 9:36 p.m. Sunday, Bradley Gern, 45, of Warren was operating a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound at a high rate of speed on Pleasant Drive in the area of Mill Street, according to state police at the Warren barracks.

Gern approached a slower-moving westbound 2015 GMC Acadia driven by Patricia A. Fredericks, 56, of Warren. He applied the brakes but hit the rear of the vehicle and was thrown from the motorcycle, police report.

Gern was not wearing a helmet, according to the police report. He was transported via medical helicopter to UPMC Hamot for treatment of apparent serious injuries. UPMC Hamot does not disclose a patient’s condition without a privacy code.

Fredericks was not injured. Her vehicle sustained minor damage but was drivable.

State police were assisted at the scene by Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Department, Emergycare and Franks Auto.

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