Maryland Motorcyclist Killed After Driver Fails to Yield
A motorcyclist from Glen Burnie was killed in an accident after being struck by a passenger vehicle, according officials with the Anne Arundel County Police.
The 35-year-old man died from his injuries Wednesday, August 17, one day after getting into a serious accident on Hospital Drive, close to Elvaton Road. The other vehicle was a 2014 Kia Forte being driven by a 25-year-old woman from Essex. She was reportedly turning left into a parking lot when she hit the man’s 2001 Honda CBR900 motorcycle. The motorcyclist was flung from his vehicle and transported immediately to Shock Trauma in Baltimore with critical injuries.
The woman was not hurt in the accident. However, police believe the cause of the accident was her failure to yield to the motorcycle while making a left turn. The motorcyclist’s speed may also have been a factor based on a witness statement. The motorcycle rider was wearing a helmet, but did not have a motorcycle license.
Failure to yield accidents are often serious
These types of crashes unfortunately common and extremely dangerous, especially those of the left-hand turn failure to yield variety. Because the driver does not yield to oncoming traffic, it is much more likely that there will be a head-on collision, which increases the likelihood of severe injuries or death.
Motorists are responsible for yielding to any oncoming traffic before making a left turn. Motorcyclists can help by increasing their visibility, wearing reflective clothing and making sure all their lights are properly functioning.
For more information and advice on how to proceed with a personal injury claim following a motorcycle accident, speak with a skilled La Plata attorney at Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A.