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Details released in crash involving motorcycle, police car
By Maria Miller
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- There are new details on a story 6 News reported as breaking news on Friday. Police have released more information about a crash involving a motorcycle and an Upper Yoder Township police cruiser.
It's a story that's had a lot of people talking over weekend. There were many people who apparently witnessed the crash or were there directly after as police were investigating. It's taken a couple of days, but police have now released more information as to what happened and who they believe was at fault.
6 News cameras were rolling shortly after the accident happened Friday night. The video shows a motorcycle lying on the ground and the windshield of a police cruiser smashed.
The West Hills Regional Police Department has been investigating and released more information Monday, including the names of the two people involved and what investigators believe happened.
They said an Upper Yoder Township police cruiser, driven by Officer Justin Arcurio, had stopped before turning into the Sheetz on Goucher Street when a motorcycle, driven by Joseph Cernic, of Johnstown, crashed into its side.
Police said there's a small hump in the road at that specific area
that can sometimes make for poor visibility, and they said that's what happened; Arcurio wasn't able to clearly see Cernic driving toward him, and the two collided. Police said Cernic was taken to a hospital with minor injuries and is reportedly OK.
Police tell 6 News that their investigation is over, and they're simply calling it an accident.