Single Vehicle Accident Kills Motorcyclist in Elkridge

An accident occurred earlier this month in Elkridge, that led to the death of a motorcyclist that was thrown from his bike. motorcycle_alt.jpg

According to Howard County Police, the accident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. on Route 1. The police report states that the 42 year old rider was reportedly traveling south on Route 1 when he suddenly lost control as he attempted to take the exit for Route 100 east. The man was thrown from his bike, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries, where he later died.

There was relatively little information available regarding the circumstances surrounding the collision. As such, investigators are continuing to collect information in order to determine the cause.

Although this was described as a single vehicle crash, meaning that no other vehicles collided with the motorcycle, in many cases a second vehicle may have been involved, even though no collision occurred.

Due to the early hour that this accident occurred, it is possible that sleep deprivation or other issues involving the motorcyclist’s driving were to blame for the deadly crash. However, that is not always necessarily the case. Oftentimes, an accident occurs because another driver was at fault.

Examples of driver fault when the other vehicle was not involved in the collision typically include things such as:

  • distracted driving, such as with use of cellphone, which causes driver to subsequently overcorrect
  • inattentive driving or insufficient space between vehicles, which causes a driver to pull out of their own lane, or make other over corrections affecting others on the road
  • other drivers operating a vehicle under the influence (DUI)
  • failure to obey traffic signals
  • failure to yield
  • aggressive driving or excessive speeding
  • inadequately secured loads that fall into the roadway

In addition to posing a hazard to other drivers on the roadway, the driving behaviors listed above are also all examples of negligent driving. Negligence occurs when one person acts in a manner so as to put another at an unjustifiable risk of harm. This is typically the underlying legal cause of action in car accident cases. If a negligent driver caused you to become involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your personal injuries and related expenses. Consult with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in order to learn the full extent of your rights.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Maryland motorcycle accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact the experienced Maryland motorcycle accident attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC immediately. We have extensive experience in representing motorcyclists and their passengers who have been harmed due to another driver’s negligence. Motorcycle accident cases can encounter substantial prejudice due to misconceptions about motorcycle riders. We know how to anticipate and plan accordingly. Call us today in order to schedule your initial complimentary consultation. You can contact us through our website or by calling 1-800-654-1949.

More Blog Posts:

Police Urge Motorcycle Awareness As Accidents Increase, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published November 4, 2013
Five Deaths in Multiple Motorcycle-SUV Crash Near Maryland State Border, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published October 23, 2013

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