Many people in Maryland love riding motorcycles as both a form of transportation and recreation, especially during the warmer months of year. Although motorcycles can be a very fun way to get around, they are notorious for being risky and dangerous. However, it’s the other drivers on the road and not so much the bikes themselves that are so dangerous. Since they have a smaller profile, motorcycles can be difficult for other drivers to spot.
Crash involving a car and a motorcycle
Recently in Loathian, a motorcyclist was killed after being hit by another vehicle. The accident happened at night at the intersection of Southern Maryland Boulevard, also known as Route 4, and Talbot Road. Reports said a sedan was traveling east on Talbot Road and made a right turn onto southbound Route 4. At the same time, a motorcycle was traveling in the southbound lanes of Route 4 and, apparently, the sedan pulled in front of the motorcycle.
Reportedly, the motorcyclist was unable to avoid a collision with the sedan and was thrown from his bike. The motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Tragically, authorities said he passed away a few days later. The accident is still under investigation.
Where can victims and families go for help?
Motorcycle accidents involving passenger vehicles have a higher chance of being deadly because riders are unrestrained and exposed. In the state of Maryland, when acts of negligence in accidents such as this cause injury or death, those who are injured or surviving family members have the right to take legal action to help ease their pain and suffering. Those affected can contact a knowledgeable and skilled attorney who understands how to help following a tragic accident.