One Killed in Speeding Motorcycle Hit-and-Run

Tragic and horrifying vehicle accidents are unfortunately all too common in Maryland and show the need for car drivers and motorcyclists to engage in exceedingly careful driving on the roads. The inherently smaller profile of motorcycles creates a greater likelihood of motorcycles occupying blind spots of larger vehicles and the open nature of motorcycle riding creates unique harm for riders involved in any crashes. When operators of larger vehicles only look out for other large vehicles and cars and fail to pay special attention to motorcycles and smaller vehicles, it places the smaller vehicles at great risk. In the event that a driver fails to see another vehicle, resulting in a crash, they could face both civil and criminal legal liability.

It is commonly known that motorcycle riders are at greater risk of injury and or death than car riders, but the actual disparity in risk is higher than one might think. In fact, some sources claim that for every mile traveled, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely than car riders to have a fatal accident. Given the tremendous risk of motorcycle accidents and the potentially fatal results of such crashes, both motorcyclists and drivers of cars should take extreme precautions when it comes to navigating traffic situations involving motorcycles and sharing the road. The smaller nature of motorcycles and the great speed they can accelerate up to also result in dangers to pedestrians when motorcycles are driving fast. It’s important to always stay aware of your surroundings when you hear motorcycles or other vehicles moving quickly. A local news article discussed a dangerous Maryland motorcycle accident.

According to the local news article, a woman was killed by a speeding motorcycle in Methuen, Massachusetts, Sunday night, and authorities say they’ve made an arrest in the case. The woman was found face down by the side of Lowell Street near Alexander Circle at about 8:37 p.m. Sunday, Methuen police said. An officer provided first aid until paramedics arrived to bring her to Lawrence General Hospital, where the woman was pronounced dead. Surveillance video shows a speeding motorcycle, possibly a Harley Davidson with a missing, two-tone grey and dark red fender, hit the woman, police said. The vehicle slows and stops, then continues driving.

What is the Statute of Limitation for Maryland Motorcycle Accidents?

The statute of limitation for Maryland motorcycle accidents is three years. However, it is important to act on a claim earlier rather than later, as delays could decrease the chances of a successful claim. Waiting too long could make it difficult to locate witnesses and secure evidence that could be vital to proving a case.

Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Motorcycle Crash?

If you or someone you love has been injured or died in a Maryland motorcycle accident in Prince George’s, Charles, Baltimore, or Montgomery County, let the experienced attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen help you recover the damages you deserve. Expenses and injuries from a motor vehicle accident can quickly become overwhelming, and having an experienced team of lawyers by your side can make all the difference for your claim. Our attorneys have successfully represented car and motorcycle injury victims at every stage of the process, ensuring that they obtain the proper damages. With our team, you can have faith that your claim is being pursued properly. If you have questions about your case, call us today at 800-654-1949 and schedule a free and no-obligation initial consultation with a Maryland injury lawyer at our office.

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