An Annapolis, Maryland, motorcyclist was killed in mid-September traffic accident when a Catonsville man driving a Saturn passenger car collided with a motorcycle on Riva Road in Anne Arundel County. As Maryland motorcycle accident attorneys working in the area of personal injury law, our staff has seen the results of crashes like this one, and sadly, the automobile no matter how small usually wins.
According to reports, the accident occurred around 5:30 on a Friday afternoon, near Aris T. Allen Blvd. Officers from the Anne Arundel County police department stated that a Saturn model being driven by 38-yeaar-old Michael Joseph McCann attempted to make a left turn out of the Bowen Farm Supply onto Riva Road.
Traffic was apparently stopped in the two southbound lanes as the Saturn driver began to turn into the southbound left-turn lane. Just then, Adam Douglas Ketels, 25, from Annapolis changed lanes into the left-turn lane and sped up, according to witnesses. Ketels’ Yamaha motorcycle slammed into the driver side door of the merging Saturn.
New reports state that an off-duty volunteer firefighter witnessed the wreck and attempted to provide aid to the severely injured biker. Once emergency medical services (EMS) crews arrived at the scene, Ketels was treated and transported to the Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was later airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for further treatment of his injuries, from which he later died.
As is usually the case in such car-motorcycle accidents, the driver of the Saturn was reportedly unhurt in the crash. Meanwhile, County police began a full investigation into the fatal crash.
Annapolis man killed when motorcycle, car collide, BaltimoreSun.com, September 22, 2009