Emergency responders from Howard County recently responded to a serious motorcycle injury accident on the southbound lanes of Maryland’s Route 29 near Seneca Drive. Reportedly, a husband and wife riding two-up on a BMW R75/6 contacted a guardrail during the afternoon of June 8 near Columbia, MD. Both riders were transported to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment of their injuries.
According to Howard County police, 55-year-old Timothy Danaher was operating the couple’s motorcycle with his wife, Diana Danaher, also 55 years old, riding on the back of the same bike. News articles state that the motorcyle somehow veered to the left causing the vehicle to strike a roadside guardrail — the reason for accident was as yet unknown. Both riders were thrown off the bike. After being admitted to the hospital, Mrs. Danaher’s condition was listed as fair, however her husband was in critical condition.
Without a doubt, motorcycle accidents can inflict some of the worst injuries for the operator and any other person riding along as well. As Maryland motorcycle accident lawyers, we have a great deal of experience in injury accident cases just like this one. Although the Howard County police department’s traffic enforcement section was still investigating the crash, from the sound of it, this accident may have happened due to a defective part or perhaps improper maintenance. Regardless of the cause, the husband’s injuries could be severe, and may include traumatic brain injury or damage to the spinal cord.
If someone you care about has been injured in an automobile or motorcycle accident where defective equipment may have played a role, we highly recommend talking to an experienced injury attorney. Representing clients from nearly every corner of Maryland and from all parts of the D.C. area, Lebowitz-Mzhen LLC is has been fighting for the rights of injured drivers, passengers and pedestrians for more than 10 years. You may contact us for a free initial consultation at call 1-888-311-HURT (4878).
Couple hurt in Columbia motorcycle crash, FrederickNewsPost.com, June 8, 2009