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Motorcyclist flown from accident on Route 422

Published On: Jun 21 2013 02:40:16 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 21 2013 05:43:53 PM EDT

A helmet may have been the only thing that saved the life of a motorcyclist on Route 422, police said.

NORTH COVENTRY TWP., Pa. -

A helmet may have been the only thing that saved the life of a motorcyclist on Route 422, police said.

The man's motorcycle and a small SUV collided late Friday morning on the ramp from Route 422 East to Route 724 East in North Coventry Twp., Chester Co.

The SUV appeared to be stopped at a stop sign because of construction in the area, police said.

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A stretch of Route 422 was closed in both directions so that the motorcyclist could be flown to a hospital.