A Cecil County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman said in a statement that a Havre de Grace man remains hospitalized almost a week after he was involved in a collision with another motorcyclist in Rising Sun earlier this month.
According to authorities, both men were riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles together on Connelly Road near Ragan Road, headed south toward Route 1, when the accident occurred. It has since been determined that the pair was attempting to pass another vehicle and then come back together. However, the critically injured man lost control of his motorcycle while attempting to return into the lane. This caused him to travel onto the shoulder, and then crash into the other motorcycle.
The 56 year old man was flown in critical condition to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The other motorcyclist was transported to a different hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The other motorcyclist’s current condition was not readily available at the time of the update.
The section where the men were travelling is reportedly a no-passing zone.
Investigators are trying to determine if speed was a factor in the crash. Alcohol was not believed to be involved.
Unfortunately, this accident demonstrates the incredible vulnerability of motorcyclists on the road. While a full investigation may reveal that other factors were involved in the crash, based on the information reported, it seems as though the motorcyclists may have been at fault for having attempted to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone.
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