Two motorcyclists died on the night of May 2 when their motorcycles crashed into a van. As reported in The Washington Post, the motorcycles and the van collided when the van made a turn in their path of travel at the southern end of Prince George’s County on Route 301.
According to a Maryland State Police news release, the two male motorcyclists were traveling north on Route 301 when the van turned in front of them. From all appearances, the van was trying to approach Short Cut Road.
The two motorcyclists who lost their lives in the crash were on separate motorcycles. When the van suddenly turned in front of them, both bikes collided with the van, crashing into its side. The two motorcyclists were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The ages of the two men who died were not available at the time of the report.
The driver of the van also suffered injuries and was transported to a local hospital, according to authorities. Maryland State Police in their press release did not list the citations issued to the driver of the van. Neither did they immediately release any information regarding pending charges. The reason stated was that authorities are still in the process of investigating the crash.
During spring and summer, more motorcyclists use Maryland’s roads. Drivers do not always anticipate the presence of motorcycles on Maryland highways. The Prince George’s County personal injury attorneys at the firm of Alpert Schreyer want you to be safe on Maryland highways this spring and summer. If you have been injured or if a loved one has died in a motorcycle accident caused by the carelessness or negligence of another, contact one of our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys by calling (866) 444-6363 or by completing our online contact form. We will evaluate your case at no cost to you.