A Maryland man was tragically killed yesterday when the motorcycle he was driving was struck head-on by a car that crossed a double yellow line in Carroll County, Maryland.The Baltimore Sun reports that the victim was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and died shortly thereafter. The driver of the vehicle that crossed the double yellow line was 80 years old.
I have represented many seriously injured victims and fatalities from motorcycle accidents in Maryland. Motorcycle accident cases are often tragic because the injuries sustained by the cyclist are often exponentially worse due to the lack of protection. Fortunately Maryland requires motorcycle riders to wear a helmet, but often the head injuries-even with a helmet-are devastating.
As a lawyer resenting motorcyclist, I often hear from my clients that they are particularly careful when riding a motorcycle because of the limited protection. Unfortunately, in instances such as this when a negligent driver crosses the double yellow line, the accident is unavoidable. For more information on the nuances of motorcycle in jury law in Maryland, please contact me for a free consultation.