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There are many things that motorists should consider when they are traveling on Maryland roadways. For example, there are many unexpected encounters resulting from those who use the roadways in ways other than the traditional motor vehicle, such as pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists. As a result, drivers must remain vigilant. In an accident that is being described as resulting from a failure to yield the right of way, one woman has died after being struck while riding a motorcycle.

The accident occurred in the afternoon of a day in early September. Police say that a 50-year-old woman was traveling east on a Maryland roadway. A 23-year-old woman then attempted to make a turn across the eastbound lanes.

Police noted that the younger woman failed to yield the right of way to the motorcyclist, causing a collision. The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital for treatment but died from the injuries she suffered in the accident. It is unclear at this time if criminal charges will be filed; however, an investigation into the accident continues.

A person’s death is always a loss to someone. However, that loss seems much more tragic when it comes unexpectedly and as a consequence of an accident that could have likely been prevented. The family of a fourth-year medical school student is grieving his death after he was recently struck while riding a motorcycle in Maryland.

The accident occurred in late August. Reports indicate that the 25-year-old med student was traveling on a motorcycle in the opposite direction as a vehicle driven by a 46-year-old driver. Police claim that the older driver attempted to make a left turn and struck the motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist was transported to a Maryland hospital. Unfortunately, he ultimately died from the injuries he suffered in the accident. The other driver was also treated for injuries, but he is expected to recover. The accident remains under investigation at this time.

There are many motorcyclists in Maryland who are dedicated to their bikes. For many, motorcycles are not only a form of transportation that could potentially cut down on the consumption of nonrenewable resources, but also a cherished hobby. Unfortunately, statistics suggest that motorcycle accidents may be more dangerous than accidents involving passenger cars.

Over the last 15 years, some reports indicate that the number of fatalities resulting from traffic accidents involving cars and trucks has fallen. However, the number of fatalities in motorcycle accidents has multiplied. In fact, a person on a motorcycle is significantly more likely to be killed or injured than a person utilizing a more traditional form of transportation.

Unfortunately, a motorcyclist with a helmet still has significantly less protective barriers than a person in a passenger car or commercial vehicle. Because some drivers may have difficulty seeing a motorcycle that is smaller than other forms of transportation, many accidents are caused by a car or truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way. In fact, almost 70 percent of accidents involving a motorcycle and another vehicle are caused by this.

The birth of a new child is a happy occasion. Sleep-deprived parents stumble around for the first few months in a haze of exhaustion and bliss as they welcome their new child into their home. In the wake of adjusting to life with a newborn, motorcycle accidents can wreak even more havoc. One Maryland mother is now trying to adjust to life as a single mom after a fatal accident took the life of her young husband.

The 30-year-old man was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident approximately one week after the birth of his son. Reports indicate that the young father fed his new son before putting him down for a nap and leaving for a motorcycle ride. Unfortunately, he never returned home from that ride.

Police say that a 66-year-old female driver of a sedan pulled into the path of the motorcycle. While she and her passenger suffered only minor injuries, the motorcyclist suffered serious injuries to his heart. He died four days later. His liver, his only organ that was not damaged in the accident, was donated.

When the weather is warm, more people take advantage of the outdoors by spending time at the pool or engaging in other outdoor activities. Warmer weather can also impact a person’s mode of transportation. For example, many people will choose to walk or ride a motorcycle. As a result, those in more traditional motor vehicles must be sure to exercise caution in order to avoid a serious accident. In a recent incident in Maryland, police believe a man may have been injured in a motorcycle accident due to the actions of another driver.

The incident occurred in the afternoon of a day in late July. A 30-year-old man was traveling on a motorcycle. Police claim that a car drove into the path of the motorcyclist, who was unable to avoid a collision.

The biker was transported by helicopter to an area hospital for treatment after striking the car. Reports indicate that he is currently listed in critical condition. Two occupants of the vehicle the motorcycle struck suffered minor injuries. It is unclear at this time if criminal charges are expected. However, the accident likely remains under investigation.

The end of a long winter means that more people will be on the roadways, taking advantage of the warm weather. Drivers of traditional motor vehicles must display even more vigilance as pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists take to the streets. Failure to do so can have devastating consequences. For example, two separate motorcycle accidents have resulted in two fatalities in Maryland.

The first accident happened on a Friday night in May. Police say that the driver of a sports utility vehicle failed to yield to the motorcyclist. The second accident, which happened two days later, happened in a similar manner.

Police indicate that a 24-year-old motorcyclist struck an SUV that was attempting to make a turn. The driver of the SUV is also suspected of failing to yield the right of way. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Areas on the East Coast have endured what many describe as a harsher than normal winter; fortunately, the warmer weather has brought a reprieve from the cold temperatures, snow and ice. As the area starts to thaw, more people begin to enjoy outdoor activities that the cold weather may have prevented over the winter. As a result, more motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians may start to take advantage of Maryland roadways, meaning other drivers must remain particularly vigilant. Motorcycle accidents often lead to serious injury or death, and a man was recently killed in such an accident in Prince George’s County.

The accident happened in early April. A 32-year-old man was traveling north on a Maryland Highway. Police reports indicate that a car attempted to make a left turn across the path of the motorcycle. Unfortunately, the motorcycle struck the car.

The motorcyclist died at the scene of the accident. Additionally, two passengers in the car were taken to an area hospital for treatment of what reports indicate were minor injuries. Police allege that the accident was caused because the driver of the car did not yield the right-of-way to the motorcyclist.

The dangers of texting while driving have become common knowledge over the last few years. As a result, most states have enacted some sort of law to limit this form of distracted driving. The hope is that such action will reduce the number of car and motorcycle accidents. One young Anne Arundel woman, who was involved in a fatal car accident, will now be prosecuted under a new law that bans texting while driving.

The accident occurred in March 2013. Authorities claim the 19-year-old driver pulled into the path of a motorcycle driven by a 30-year-old man. The man died as a result of the accident.

Prosecutors say evidence from eyewitnesses and phone records prove the woman was texting at the time of the accident. She has since been charged with manslaughter as a result of the collision. New laws in Maryland, which ban texting and talking on a handheld phone, became effective just days before the woman was charged.

Firefighters know when they report for work every day that it could be their last shift due to the potential of death or serious injury. However, in a tragic twist, one firefighter lost in life in an after-hours accident in Maryland while he was driving his motorcycle. This incident is just the latest to support the need for increased driver vigilance in order to prevent motorcycle accidents.

The accident happened in late August. The 49-year-old firefighter was discovered suffering from serious injuries. According to police reports, an oncoming car was failed to yield when attempting to make a left turn in front of the motorcyclist. As a result, he crashed into the passenger side of the vehicle.

The man was transported to an area hospital, but later died from his injuries. The driver and passenger in the car were treated for minor injuries. The police department is requesting anyone with more information regarding the accident to contact them as they continue their investigation into the incident.

Many people have different outlets to relieve stress. Some people spend time in the gym working out frustrations, while others might spend time with a different recreational activity, such as fishing. For others, stress relief can come as simply as hopping on their motorcycle on a nice day and going for a short trip; however, these people are in danger of motorcycle accidents, often by no fault of their own. It is important for other drivers to be aware of the presence of motorcyclists in order to prevent injury or death. The recent death of a Maryland cheerleader further highlights the need for automobile drivers to exhibit caution while on the road.

According to police reports, the 27-year-old male cheerleader was headed north in order to work with kids at a camp. Unfortunately, the driver of a sedan allegedly failed to yield the right of way when attempting to make a left turn in front of him. Unable to stop, he crashed into the passenger side of her vehicle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. While the driver of the sedan was transported to the hospital, reports indicate that she did not suffer serious injuries. No charges have been filed at this time; however, police officials continue to investigate the incident.

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