Top StoryHANOVER TOWNSHIP-  A motorcycle accident claims the life of a New Hope man..  According to the police report, the accident happened Sunday, October 16th, around 12:30PM.  The accident happened in Hanover Township where Route 512 intersects with Jaindl Boulevard.

Scott Petrie, 56, of New Hope was driving northbound on 512 when he struck the side of a Ford Explorer.  Both vehicles had been going through a green light.  According to the county coroner’s office, Petrie suffered blunt force trauma.  He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the Explorer was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg for treatment of minor injuries.  The driver is expected to receive a traffic citation.  The accident is still under investigation.