Prince George County recorded one fatality following a Fort Washington collision between a car and a motorcycle. The accident occurred on Saturday morning, November 6th. The cause of the accident appears to be an illegal lane change.
According to the Prince George County Police, at about 10:45 a.m., officers responded at the intersection of Indian Head Highway and Old Fort Road following the report of a collision between two motorcycles and a car. The investigators said before the collision, 64-year-old Douglas Pipkin of Waldorf and another motorcyclist were northbound on Indian Head Highway.
The car driver involved stopped at the dedicated left-turn lane at the intersection of Old Fort Road. The police said that preliminarily, it appears the driver tried to exit the left turn lane late and merged back onto the northbound lanes of Indian Head Highway. As a result, the vehicle collided with Pipkin’s motorcycle and caused the second motorcycle to strike the victim’s bike.
The man died at the crash scene, while the vehicle driver and the motorcyclist were uninjured. Anyone with information on the Fort Washington collision should contact the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422. Those who wish to stay anonymous can contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Auto-motorcycle collisions are quite common and quite deadly for motorcycle riders. This is often because the two-wheeled drive offers no covering to a motorcyclist, unlike a vehicle. As a result, riders who survive this type of accident suffer severe or catastrophic injuries. Thankfully, Maryland law allows them to receive compensation for their injuries and other financial losses.
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