There are motorcyclists throughout the state of Maryland, most of whom look forward to spending time on the open road. Unfortunately, there are situations in which a motorcyclist is injured due to the negligence of another driver.
According to Anne Arundel County police, a 30-year-old man from Edgewater was injured when his motorcycle was hit by a car in Davidsonville. Along with the life-threatening injuries suffered by the motorcyclist, two people in the car were injured in the accident as well.
The collision occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m., when a Toyota sedan neglected to yield to the man’s motorcycle. Due to the seriousness of the accident, the man was taken by air to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The two people who were injured in the car, a 66-year-old woman and a 69-year-old man, were both taken to a local hospital for the treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
This story shows that motorcycle accidents can happen at any time, and are often caused by another vehicle not paying attention to what is going on around them.
Due to the size difference, when a vehicle collides with a motorcycle, it is often times the motorcyclist that gets the worst of the accident, which is definitely what happened here. Even then, the person or people in the bigger vehicle could also find themselves injured.
In the event that a motorcyclist is injured, he or she is often times faced with a future of uncertainty. In addition to medical care, the person must determine how they are going to deal with lost wages and other damages.
Source: The Baltimore Sun, “Police identify motorcyclist critically injured in Davidsonville crash” Carrie Wells, Jul. 26, 2014