Maryland motorcycle wreck kills one
Posted on Oct 21, 2011
A Maryland man died Oct. 1 after he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving in Howard County.
Juan Carlos Calderon Mejia, age 30, was traveling eastbound on Brookdale Drive near U.S. Route 1 in Elkridge around 12:45 p.m. He was driving a 2001 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet.
According to preliminary investigations, Mejia lost control of the motorcycle and slammed into the back of a parked tractor-trailer truck on Brookdale Drive.
He was rushed to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, but he later died there of his injuries.
Police believe that speed may have been a factor in the accident.
Mejia was a resident of Columbia, Md. Police say he was not licensed to drive the motorcycle.
Brookdale Drive was closed for about two hours following the accident for a police investigation.
While the number of motorcycle deaths has decreased nationally over the last few years, motorcycle accidents still account for approximately 10 percent of all traffic fatalities nationwide.
The Maryland personal injury lawyers of Nickelsporn & Lundin send our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Mejia.