Motorcyclist Dies on Going-to-the-Sun Road

Medical emergency apparently caused 78-year-old man to ride off the roadway

By Tristan Scott

A 78-year-old Pennsylvania man died July 20 while traveling west on Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road, apparently due to a medical emergency that caused him to ride off the roadway

According to a press release from park officials, he was 1.7 miles east of Apgar Village, traveling with friends.

Witnesses traveling behind him reported that he slumped over his handlebars immediately before his motorcycle left the roadway.

Visitors immediately went to his aid, including a physician who found no pulse and initiated CPR.

Park officials don’t know whether the death was caused by an underlying medical emergency, or as a result of the subsequent accident. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

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