June 26, 2011
A man died Saturday evening after being involved in a motorcycle accident in Glen Burnie, Maryland. According to a report in The Baltimore Sun, police found the man in a wooded area near the road and pronounced him dead at the scene.
The crash occurred around 6:45PM, after the motorcyclist and two other bikers left The Nabbs Creek Café. They were traveling west on Nabbs Creek Road when an unknown vehicle that was traveling eastbound crossed the center line of the road, approaching the motorcycles head-on. The lead motorcyclist dropped his bike to avoid a collision. The second of the group (the man who was fatally injured) swerved off the roadway and into the woods, and was thrown from his bike. The third biker was injured in his attempt to avoid the car. The man who was killed was not wearing a Department of Transportation (DOT) approved helmet. Police have also indicated that alcohol and speed may have been factors.
According to the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration, individuals who operate or ride on a motorcycle are required to wear helmets and eye-wear that is certified to meet DOT-established standards. Other suggested protective gear includes leather jackets, long pants, full-fingered gloves, and over-the-ankle boots or shoes.
The Maryland Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers know what the victims of a motorcycle accident may face in dealing with insurance companies, and can fight to help victims get fair treatment and compensation for their injuries.