August 26, 2013

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Md. 550

by Lebowitz & Mzhen

motorcycle_rider.jpg A motorcyclist was reportedly driving north of Thurmont over the weekend, when he apparently lost control of his motorcycle, throwing both him and his female passenger from the bike.

At nearly 12:30 in the afternoon, the motorcycle was heading south on Md. 550, north of Kelbaugh Road in Sabillasville, Md., when the driver suddenly lost control on a curve in the road, throwing both riders off of the bike.

Maryland State Police reported that the man was pronounced dead on the scene. According to a news release from state police, the woman was transported to a local medical center for treatment of her injuries. The investigation remains ongoing.

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August 19, 2013

Tragic Car-Motorcycle Accident in Queen Anne's County

by Lebowitz & Mzhen

highway.jpgA Baltimore woman was killed earlier this month in Queen Anne's County when a car struck the motorcycle she was riding.

State police reported that the collision occurred just before 9 p.m. on Route 18 in Kent Narrows, west of the intersection of Kent Narrows Way South. A Nissan Versa reportedly crossed the yellow center line in the road and struck the motorcycle head-on. Both the car and motorcycle caught fire after the collision.

Maryland State Police said that the driver of the Nissan was transported to a hospital in Queen Anne's County for treatment. The driver and passenger of the motorcycle were both flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment. The passenger was listed as being in critical condition, while the driver of the motorcycle died a few hours later. The accident remains under investigation by state police.

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August 14, 2013

Multiple Motorcycle Injury on Route 18 in Grasonville

by Lebowitz & Mzhen

motorcycle%20display.jpgMaryland State Police are in the process of investigating a multiple vehicle crash that happened earlier this month following a large party involving a number of motorcycle clubs.

The accident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Route 18 at Slippery Hill Road in Grasonville.

Police said that one 54 year old man was riding eastbound on Route 18 when a saddle bag on his motorcycle came loose. The man then reportedly stopped in the roadway to fix the malfunction, which caused an issue for several other nearby motorcycle riders. It remains unclear whether additional riders or motorists were involved in the collision.

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August 7, 2013

Speed Possibly to Blame in Death of Motorcyclist on U.S. 1

by Lebowitz & Mzhen

According to police, a man was killed in Lanham last month, when his motorcycle collided with a truck in Howard County.

The accident occurred when the motorcyclist was traveling on his motorcycle northbound on U.S. 1 in Elkridge when he collided with a truck that was turning left from southbound U.S. 1 onto Kit Kat Road.right%20and%20left.jpg

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured. Police say the truck is owned by Georgetown Paper Stock.

Police stated that a preliminary investigation indicated that the speed of the motorcycle may have been a contributing factor to the crash.

This accident is one of many in Maryland in recent weeks that involves a driver attempting to make a left hand turn. Accidents occur often at intersections and other traffic crossings merely because there is a higher potential for two or more vehicles to make contact, and also because of issues with judging distance and right of way.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, per mile traveled on the road, motorcyclists are about 35 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash.

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