Five motorcycle accidents in two weeks have left several people injured in Anne Arundel County.
A motorcycle crash occurred near the intersection of Reece Road and Telegraph Road in Severn at 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26. A 41-year-old man was rushed to a nearby Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries.
The very next day, another motorcycle accident in Severn sent two more people to the hospital. Around 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, a Honda CR-V crashed into a motorcycle at the intersection of Annapolis Road and Ridge Road.
Both riders of the motorcycle were ejected from the bike and taken to the Baltimore Shock Trauma Center with serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. Police believe the driver of the CR-V made an error that caused the crash, but they do not believe that alcohol or speed were factors.
A motorcycle and a car collided at 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, July 1, at the intersection of Furnace Avenue and Ridge Road in Hanover. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department reports that a 60-year-old man was taken to the Baltimore Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries.
On Monday, July 2, a 40-year-old man was injured when his motorcycle crashed at 7:45 p.m. near the interchange of northbound Interstate 97 and Maryland Route 32 in Millersville. His injuries were not considered life-threatening, according to a spokesperson from the fire department.
Around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, the same fire department responded to reports of yet another motorcycle crash. This time the accident occurred near the intersection of Sappington Drive and Sappington Station Road in Odenton. A 31-year-old man was taken to the Baltimore Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries.
Our thoughts are with each of those injured in these motorcycle accidents. We wish everyone a speedy recovery, and encourage everyone to be safe and alert while driving during these warmer months when motorcycles are on the road in much higher numbers.