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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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In a bout of what may turn out to be aggressive driving, one motorcyclist is dead after she ran into a car on Interstate 97. According to one local news report, the motorcyclist was traveling south on I-97 around 5:30 in the evening when the fatal accident occurred.

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Evidently, the motorcyclist was in a group of other motorcyclists and was traveling at a high rate of speed. As she approached a Chevrolet Cavalier from the rear, she moved over to pass the car on the left. In anticipation of the motorcycle rapidly approaching from the rear, the driver of the car moved over to the left. It is unclear whether the driver of the Cavalier was getting over to block her passing or to make room for her.

Regardless, the motorcyclist ran into the rear of the Cavalier and flew off her bike. She ended up off the left side of the road and crashed into a guardrail before coming to a complete stop. The motorcyclist was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical in Glen Burnie, where she was unfortunately pronounced dead. The driver of the Cavalier was taken to the hospital as well, although with only minor injuries.

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Earlier this month, a fatal motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Woodbine man in Westminster, Maryland. According to a report by one local news source, the accident occurred around 6:30 in the evening on the 3300 block of Salem Bottom Road.

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Evidently, the motorcyclist was heading north on Salem Bottom Road when a truck pulled out in front of the motorcycle to make a left turn onto southbound Salem Bottom Road. The motorcyclist ended up crashing into the driver’s side of the truck. Despite emergency responders’ best efforts to get to the scene in a timely manner, the man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The driver of the truck did not sustain any injuries as a result of the accident and may face charges once the police investigation is complete.

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Earlier this month in a Lexington Park neighborhood, a 22-year-old man was killed when he was struck while riding a minibike and then was run over by a car coming in the opposite direction. According to a report by one local news source, the fatal motorcycle accident took place near the intersection of Town Creek Drive and Dent Drive.

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Evidently, the accident occurred at around 7:40 in the evening, and the minibike did not have lights on it at the time of the accident. At some point, the driver of a Volkswagen Jetta hit the rider, knocking him off the bike and onto the ground. Almost immediately afterward, an SUV traveling in the opposite direction ran over the motorcyclist, trapping him underneath the massive vehicle.

When emergency crews arrived, they were able to free the man by using airbags to lift up the SUV. The man was flown to the hospital by the Maryland State Police, but it was too late. He was pronounced dead before 2:00 a.m. A police investigation is still underway to determine how the fatal accident may have been caused.

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Earlier last month, a young motorcyclist was killed when he ran into the side of an SUV that was attempting to make a left turn in front of the motorcyclist. According to a report by WUSA 9, the accident occurred just after four in the afternoon on River Road in Potomac, Maryland.

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Evidently, the motorcyclist was heading north on River Road, and a BMW SUV was heading south on the same road. At some point, the driver of the BMW attempted to make a left turn in front of the motorcyclist. However, the driver of the SUV ended up cutting off the motorcyclist, leaving him no opportunity to avoid the collision.

The motorcyclist ended up colliding with the right side of the SUV. The motorcyclist was then taken to the hospital and admitted with life-threatening injuries, which he sadly later succumbed to. The driver of the BMW was also taken to the hospital, but with only minor injuries. There is no word whether police have charged the driver of the SUV in the fatal motorcycle accident.

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In a tragic accident that occurred recently on Route 50, a Maryland woman was killed when another driver failed to yield the right of way to the motorcyclist, causing a four-vehicle accident. According to a report by Delmarva Now, the accident occurred around 2:30 on a Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Route 50 and Rockawalkin Road.

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Evidently, the motorcyclist was heading east on Route 50 when another motorist driving a Toyota Solara attempted to make a left-hand turn in front of the motorcyclist to head east on Route 50. However, since the driver of the Toyota failed to yield the right-of-way to the motorcyclist, and instead cut her off, she was left with no choice but to crash into the Toyota.

The motorcyclist was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and died a short time later. Although it is unclear what happened, the accident involved two other vehicles, although the drivers of those vehicles did not suffer serious injuries.

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Earlier last month in Alexandria, Virginia, a motorcyclist was killed after he was ejected from his bike and then hit by a passing car. According to a report by WUSA 9, the accident occurred at 11:30 in the evening on Interstate 495 just before the exit to Van Dorn Street.

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The motorcyclist was traveling in an area of the highway that was under construction. The right three lanes were closed to through traffic, leaving motorists no choice but to use the left three lanes that had recently been milled. The freshly milled pavement had a 2-3 inch lip at the start and the end of the milled section.

Evidently, the motorcyclist lost control of his bike when he drove over the lip from the milled surface to the regular road surface. He was tossed from his bike and landed in the next lane, where another motorist hit him. Emergency responders pronounced the man dead at the scene.

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Earlier this week in Potomac, Maryland, a fourth-year medical student was killed when he was struck by another vehicle while riding his motorcycle. According to a report by one local news source, the man was riding his motorcycle on River’s Edge Drive when a BMW sedan attempted to make a left turn in front of the motorcyclist, cutting him off.

ducati-monster-222942-m.jpgThe motorcyclist flew off his bike as a result of the collision. Nearby witnesses attempted to perform first aid on him until emergency crews arrived, but the young man was pronounced dead later that day.

The driver of the BMW was also taken to the hospital, although only with non-life-threatening injuries, and he is expected to fully recover. Police are currently conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fatal motorcycle accident, hoping to gain additional insight as to the cause of the tragic event. It is not clear if the other driver is facing any charges related to his role in the accident at this time.

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In the latest of a string of fatal motorcycle accidents that have plagued Maryland, one man is dead after he ran into a car that was making a left turn in front of him. According to a report by one local news source, the accident occurred on Route 29 in Nelson County last Saturday morning.

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Evidently, a man on a Harley Davidson was heading north on Route 29 when a southbound driver attempted to make a left-hand turn in front of the biker. Unfortunately, the driver was mistaken in his judgment, and the motorcyclist had no time to react and hit the side of the car.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by emergency responders. The driver of the car was not injured in the accident at all. However, he was charged with reckless driving for his role in causing the fatal motorcycle accident.

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Earlier this week, a tragic motorcycle accident took the life of a young man from Southeastern DC. According to a report by ABC 7, the accident occurred last Thursday in the late morning near the intersection of Good Hope Road and 16th Street SE.
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Evidently, the motorcyclist was heading east on Good Hope Road when an SUV traveling west on the same road attempted to make a left turn in front of the biker. However, the SUV apparently cut off the biker, leaving him with little choice but to run into the side of the SUV.

The young motorcyclist was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Unfortunately, he did not survive and was pronounced dead shortly after he was admitted. Good Hope Road was closed for several hours while investigators tried to piece together the accident and determine who may have been at fault.

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