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1 killed in car versus motorcycle accident in Maryland

Driving a motorcycle can be dangerous. There are many reasons you can be hit on the roads, many of which aren't going to be your fault. For instance, drivers may not see you in the lane next to them and try to merge into you, or you could be driving straight ahead when someone suddenly tries to pull out or turn left in front of your vehicle.

That's what happened in this case involving a motorcyclist who collided with a vehicle. A man in Hanover has died from the injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash. According to an August 18 report, the man was traveling on his motorcycle at around 4:15 p.m when a gray Ford Windstar pulled out of a driveway and into his path on the road.

The 56-year-old motorcyclist was unable to avoid the vehicle as it pulled out of the driveway, forcing him to collide with it head on. While he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, the injuries he suffered were severe. He was rushed to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore when it was discovered he had critical and life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the van that pulled out was a 65-year-old man from New Mexico. He wasn't hurt in the accident. Police have reported that the cause of the accident appeared to be that the minivan driver didn't yield to the traffic on the road. Because of that, the motorcyclist crashed as he drove west. Police did not state that there was alcohol or excessive speed involved in the crash.

Source: Capital Gazette, "Hanover man dies from injuries sustained in motorcycle crash," Tim Pratt, Aug. 18, 2015

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