Man, 3-year-old boy injured in E. Finley dirt bike crash

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Two people, including a 3-year-old boy, were injured Sunday afternoon when a dirt bike crashed in East Finley Township.


State police said Kyle M. Hilderbrand, 20, of Washington, was operating the dirt bike on Quaker Ridge Road near Fairview Cemetery with the 3-year-old on it when it crashed about 3 p.m.


The boy, who was wearing a bicycle helmet as his only protection, was thrown from the bike. He was flown to Children’s Hospital of UPMC of Pittsburgh with severe injuries. Police did not release the name of the child.


Hilderbrand, who was not wearing any safety equipment, was flown to UPMC-Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh. He was listed in good condition Monday afternoon, said a hospital spokeswoman.


State police are continuing their investigation into the crash.


It was the second crash involving off-road vehicles investigated by state police this past weekend. James S. Beatty, 28, of Buffalo Township, was fatally injured early Saturday. He was thrown from his utility task vehicle when it crashed on Route 221 near Pleasant Valley Road in Buffalo.


Beatty, who was not wearing a seat belt or helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the lone occupant of the Polaris RZR.


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