One person died following an accident on Route 40. The Edgewood traffic collision, which involved a motorcycle, occurred on Friday afternoon, October 8th. The primary cause of the collision was not available at the time of this report.
In a press release, the Maryland State Police said troopers from their Bel Air Barracks responded to a collision involving a motorcycle on Westbound U.S. Route 40 overpass at Route 24 around 12:35 p.m. When the troopers arrived, they found the motorcycle rider unresponsive and immediately started CPR.
The Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company rushed the motorcyclist to the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, where he died. The MSP preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Impala was making a U-turn from the eastbound U.S. Route 40 to the westbound Route 40 near the Route 24 overpass. While making the turn, the victim’s westbound Kawasaki motorcycle then collided with the Impala.
The Impala driver sustained injuries and received treatment at Franklin Square Hospital. The state police identified the motorcycle rider as 25-year-old Antonio Gardner of Edgewood. The investigation into the Edgewood traffic collision is ongoing. Anyone with relevant information should contact the Bel Air Barrack at 410-879-2101.
Traffic accidents of this nature are not uncommon in Maryland. When they happen, it is crucial to identify who the fault party is. Under Maryland law, the fault party pays compensation to the accident victim. The settlement covers economic and non-economic damages. In cases where there’s evidence of gross negligence, the victim may get punitive damages if they file a lawsuit.
However, if a victim was partly at fault for an accident, they will not receive compensation because of the Maryland contributory negligence rule. Learn more about how this rule affects an accident claim from our Maryland motorcycle accident lawyers at Pinder Plotkin, LLC.