Motorcycle riding season is drawing to a close for the most part, but accidents are still quite common. As Maryland personal injury lawyers, Lebowitz & Mzhen LLC provide aggressive representation to motorcycle accident victims and their families. We understand the pain that relatives experience at the loss of a loved one. Sadly, fatal bike crashes are not uncommon in Baltimore, D.C. or any of the cites and towns throughout our state.
Toward the end of October, a Carroll County resident died when his motorcycle hit an oncoming passenger car head-on at a high rate of speed in Westminster. In such cases, the survivability of the rider is quite low. According to news reports, Cpl. Mario DeVivio was heading northbound on Route 97 in an unmarked police patrol vehicle when a motorcycle pulled out in front of him.
Edward Nicholas Dill was riding a 2004 Yamaha when Officer DeVivio signaled him to pull over. Instead, the 28-year-old allegedly fled, accelerating away from the police car and disappeared from the view.
According to police reports, Dill traveled about a quarter-mile before crossing the center line in a curve and striking an oncoming Ford Fusion. The force of the impact threw the motorcyclist more than 20 yards from the site of the collision. Emergency personnel arriving at the scene treated and transported the rider by state police medevac Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Unfortunately, doctors could not save the man, who died about four hours after the collision.
According to news reports, an investigation at the scene revealed that the motorcycle had been reported stolen by the Penn Township (PA) Police Department a little more than one month earlier on September 17.
Cyclist dies after head-on collision with a car in Carroll, BaltimoreSun.com, October 20, 2009