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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.