Now that the motorcycle riding season has more or less begun, it’s important to remind all riders out there to be extremely cautious when venturing out amongst those larger and more massive motor vehicles on our roadways. No matter what kind of cycle you ride – Suzuki or Harley, Yamaha or Kawasaki, cruiser or sport bike — your ride is almost always going to lose a fight with even a small passenger car, much less a larger sport utility vehicle or commercial delivery truck.
As Maryland personal injury attorneys who represent motorcycle riders injured in traffic collisions as a result of another person’s negligence, we have the experience and know-how to help victims of serious injury accidents. Having a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer by your side is extremely important since car-bike wrecks usually lead to extensive physical injuries and expensive medical treatment. Post-accident, recovery from a bad crash can take months or even years of physical therapy and additional surgeries.
According to a news article not long ago, a motorcycle rider was killed when he collided with a large SUV along a stretch of Rte1 in Jessup, MD. Based on police reports, 63-year-old Douglas Gorenflo died as a result of the crash, which occurred on a Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of Montevideo Rd. Gorenflo, an Elkridge resident, was heading north on his Honda Shadow around 1:35pm when the accident happened.
Police reports indicate that the SUV, a 2008 GMC Envoy, which was traveling south along Route 1, apparently turned left toward Montevideo Rd, crossing directly into the path of the oncoming bike. News articles stated that Gorenflo’s bike struck the SUV’s right-rear door. Initial reports from the police showed that the GMC’s driver likely failed to yield the right of way to the man’s motorcycle.
Following the crash, Gorenflo was transported to Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, MD, where he was reportedly pronounced dead. The driver and passenger in the sport utility vehicle — 43-year-old Jennifer Sizemore and 21-year-old Heather Krieger, were reportedly not injured in the crash.
Man Dies Following Crash Between His Motorcycle, Another Vehicle on Route 1 in Jessup, Patch.com, February 16, 2011