Fall is a beautiful time to take a motorcycle ride to enjoy the fall foliage in Maryland and get in one more ride before the snow falls and the bikes are put away for the season. Two people enjoying such a ride were involved in what turned out to be a horrific crash. The crash involved a dump truck, a car and two motorcycles. As is so often the case with motorcycle accidents, this one proved to be fatal.
Deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents are tragic. Motorcycle accidents caused by drunk drivers are seen as among the most tragic as they are considered to be avoidable. A recent motorcycle accident in Maryland that took the life of the cyclist is believed to have been caused by a drunk driver. The young woman facing charges in the crash is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol.
Another summer is almost over. Sadly, motor vehicle fatalities seem to increase during the summer months in Maryland as people head to vacations, family outings and other summer activities that create an increase in traffic, which increases the likelihood of being involved in an accident. Defensive driving is one means to reduce the risk but it is all too often neglected. Such may have been the case in a recent fatal accident collision between a car and a motorcycle. Motorcycle accidents can be particularly deadly and motorcycles can be hard to spot, making it necessary to be extra vigilant.
Traffic on metropolitan Washington roadways in Virginia and Maryland continues to be severely congested. During summer months some people choose to use motorcycles as a means of transportation, some for economic and maneuverability reasons and some for the joy they derive from riding a motorcycle. A downside is that these vehicles can be hard to see and tragic motorcycle accidents can result.
Every year, it seem that there are more and more vehicles on Maryland roadways. As traffic increases so does the likelihood of a serious accident. In addition to car and truck traffic, there are also a significant number of motorcycles on the highways. Motorcycles are smaller and can be harder to see, making it necessary for motorists to always be on the lookout for them in order to prevent motorcycle accidents.