LOWER SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. (WPVI) --
One person was killed in an accident involving a modified electric bicycle
in Lower Southampton, Bucks County.
Witnesses said around 2 p.m. Monday the man riding the bicycle was traveling
west on Street Road in Lower Southampton.
As the man on the motorized bicycle was crossing the intersection at Central
Avenue, witnesses said the driver of a rented transit van traveling in the
opposite direction turned left right into the path of the oncoming bike.
Paramedics arrived moments later, but the man on the motorized bike was
pronounced dead on the scene.
He has been identified as 50-year-old Matt Petcel.
The impact damaged the van's passenger side door, but no other injuries were
The ensuing police investigation resulted in a backup in both directions
along Street Road, a very busy thoroughfare through this part of Bucks