Pennsylvania State Police say a motorcyclist was speeding when he lost control of his bike and crashed in Bradford County, suffering serious injuries.

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Troopers say 21-year-old Edward McCloskey of Wellsboro was driving on U-S Highway 8 just east of River Road in Standing Stone Township shortly after 2:30 p-m last Thursday when his BMW S-1000 RR left the road on a left-hand curve and McCloskey over0compensated, hit a traffic sign and a concrete barrier.

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McCloskey, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown about fifteen feet from where the motorcycle came to a final rest.

The Wellsboro man was airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

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