Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Earlier this week in Reno, Nevada, one man was killed and another seriously injured after the two were involved in a head-on collision. According to a report by one local news source, the accident occurred around 4:20 in the afternoon and resulted in several lanes of traffic being closed for hours.

rider-1029567-mEvidently, the motorcyclists were heading in opposite directions when one of them crossed the center median, entering the path of the other. The two motorcycles collided, sending both riders flying off their bikes. Both riders were rushed to the hospital.

One of the riders was admitted with non-life-threatening injuries. The other died of the injuries he sustained in the accident. Police are still investigating the accident and will release a report shortly with their conclusions.

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Earlier this month on the Inner Loop in Washington, DC, an accident between a semi-truck and a motorcycle injured one man. According to a report by one local news source, the accident occurred near Kenilworth on the Inner Loop of Interstate 495.

truck-1439593-mThe motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and sustained life-threatening injuries as a result. He was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition. He is expected to survive his injuries. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured in the accident.

There is no indication as to whether the driver of the semi-truck was cited for the accident or whether he will face any criminal charges as a result. An investigation is ongoing.

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Earlier this month in Bayonne, New Jersey, a 43-year-old man was found dead by police near his motorcycle, which had sustained heavy damage. According to one local news report, the motorcyclist was found by police around 11:35 on a Friday night, about 45 feet away from his motorcycle.

motorcycle-at-dusk-335471-mEvidently, the driver of the min-van that had hit the motorcyclist fled the scene of the accident. However, the next day he showed up at the police station and told police that his minivan had been stolen in hopes that they would not consider him a suspect.

However, police conducted an investigation that eventually led back to the minivan’s owner and called him back in for another interview, at which point he admitted to making up the story about his van being stolen. As a result, he was arrested and charged with several crimes, including knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death, hindering an apprehension, and tampering with physical evidence. He is also charged with filing a false police report.

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Earlier last month in North Baltimore, an accident between a bike and a Subaru left one man dead. According to a report by one local news source, the accident occurred around the 5700 block of Roland Avenue, around 2:45 in the afternoon.

bicycle-symbol-1383407-mEvidently, when police responded to report of a bicycle accident, they found the 41-year-old victim but no other driver. It wasn’t until a little bit later that the driver of the car that had hit the bicyclist returned to the scene of the accident. The victim was transported to Sinai Hospital in critical condition, but he was not able to overcome his injuries. He died a short time later.

As it turns out, the driver of the Subaru was given probation in a 2010 case involving drunk driving. According to court documents, her blood-alcohol level back then was over three times the legal limit.

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A few years back in Candiac, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal, a motorcyclist and his young daughter were killed after they rear-ended another driver who had stopped her vehicle in the middle of the road to escort crossing ducks. According to a recent local news report, the woman was charged with several criminal offenses that carried with them a potential life-prison sentence. However, she was only sentenced to 90 days and a 10-year license suspension.

young-life-1442854-5-mEvidently, back in 2010, the woman was driving in the left-most lane of the highway when she saw seven ducklings crossing the road. She stopped her Honda Civic in the middle of the lane to ensure that the ducklings could safely pass. However, as she was stopped a motorcyclist ran into the back of her, ejecting the driver and his passenger. Both were pronounced dead shortly after the accident.

Just this year a Canadian jury returned a verdict of guilty of two counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death. The maximum penalty for these charges was life in prison. However, the sentencing judge determined that 90 days was a sufficient jail sentence and sentenced her accordingly.

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Earlier this week in Shelby Township, Michigan, a man was killed as he was riding his bike to work. According to a report by one local news source, the accident occurred at around four in the morning.

shadow-of-the-past-1432188-mEvidently, the bicyclist was on his way to work at a nearby factory when he was hit by a semi-truck. Although there was a sidewalk where the accident occurred, the bicyclist was riding on the road. Police say that the truck driver stopped at the scene of the accident and remained cooperative through the investigation. They do not believe that drugs or alcohol had a role to play in the accident.

Police also told reporters that bicyclists should be using the sidewalks, but often bicyclists ride in the street. This is contradictory to laws in most jurisdictions that require bicyclists to ride on the street and follow posted traffic laws.

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Earlier this month in Orlando, Florida, one man was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident that was caused by a driver who didn’t see the motorcyclist entering the intersection. According to a report by one local Florida news source, the motorcyclist arrived at a four-way stop shortly before another vehicle. The motorcyclist stopped and then proceeded through the intersection as normal. However, as he was part way through the intersection, the other driver entered the intersection and hit the motorcyclist.

motorbikes-344595-mDue to the force of the collision, the motorcyclist was thrown from the bike. Sadly, although the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, the injuries he sustained were fatal, and he was pronounced dead a short time later. Charges are currently pending against the other driver.

Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland

While the season for riding is pretty much over, that doesn’t mean that the lasting effects of an injury pass with it. Motorcycle accidents are some of the most serious personal injury cases we see on a regular basis, due to the unprotected nature of the rider on the bike.

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Earlier this month in Baltimore, a police chase of a scooter resulted in one officer being seriously injured after the cruiser he was riding in crashed. According to a report by one local news source, the chase started when the officers noticed that the scooter was “unregistered and without the proper safety equipment in contrary to the law.”

yellow-scooter-1007233-mIt all began when the police approached a group of people standing around their dirt bikes and scooters. One of the men in the group took off as police approached. After noticing the scooter was not in compliance with the law, the officers attempted to stop its driver. However, rather than pull over immediately, the driver led police on a brief chase.

Police lost track of the driver for a few moments, and when another unit caught up with the scooter, the chase continued. After a few minutes, the officers on the scene were instructed to call off the chase by their sergeant, but they continued to follow the scooter.

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Earlier this week in Ellicott City, one Elkridge man was critically injured when he was struck by an SUV while riding his motorcycle on Tridelphia Road. According to a report by one local news source, the accident occurred around 2:30 in the afternoon when a Ford SUV made a left turn from Tridelphia Road onto West Ann Drive.

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Evidently, the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed and was attempting to pass a slower motorist when the accident occurred. Preliminary reports indicate that the motorcyclist may have crossed over a double-yellow line in order to pass the slower motorist. As the motorcyclist passed the slower vehicle, the two vehicles collided.

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital in critical condition. His current status is not known. The driver of the SUV was not injured and remained on the scene until emergency responders arrived. There is no indication as to whether the driver of the SUV will face any charges or citations for her involvement in the crash.

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Earlier last month in Vineland, New Jersey, a female motorcyclist was seriously injured when she was forced into another lane by a nearby motorist and then hit by an oncoming car. According to a report by one local news source, the accident occurred around three in the afternoon.

motorcycle-starting-588704-mEvidently, the motorcyclist was on a two-lane road riding next to a pick-up truck when the truck driver forced the motorcyclist out of her lane. As the motorcyclist moved to avoid what would have been a certain collision, she was hit by another truck traveling in the opposite direction.

The motorcyclist was pinned underneath the truck, and passing motorists got out of their car to lend what help they could. In the end, the motorcyclist was freed from underneath the truck and taken to the hospital. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident, and charges have not yet been filed against any of the parties.

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