Monday, April 20, 2009

Motorcycle racing and walking are dangerous

Frederick motorcyclist killed in crash may have been racing
The Associated Press
7:24 AM EDT, April 20, 2009
Maryland State Police said a motorcyclist killed in a crash over the weekend was apparently racing another motorcycle.Police said Frank John Chamberlain of Frederick and another motorcyclist were traveling north on state Route 85 Saturday and appeared to be racing, The Frederick News-Post reports.Police said Chamberlain hit a Nissan Sentra as it crossed Route 85 from the Point Plaza and he was thrown from the motorcycle.Chamberlain was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

The driver of the Sentra and her passenger were not injured.Police are looking for the rider of the second motorcycle, who fled the scene.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Almost every day it seems

2-car crash in Carroll kills Sykesville woman
April 16, 2009
A Carroll County woman died Wednesday after the car she was driving collided with another vehicle in Sykesville, according to state police at the Westminster Barracks. Police said Maggie Ringley Saylor, 82, of the 200 block of Klees Mill Road in Sykesville, was driving a 1998 Pontiac north on Johnsville Road shortly before 11 a.m. According to police, she ran a red light at Route 26 and crashed into a 2000 Oldsmobile driven by Edith Cooper, of the 6100 block of Hidden Hollow Drive in Sykesville, who was westbound on Route 26. Police said Saylor was taken to an area hospital, where she later died.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

It's difficult enough without the crazies

Shore town loses its fire chief --
A firehouse displays signs of mourning after the death of Volunteer Fire Chief Charles F. Clough, who was killed Wednesday night when, on his way to a fire, his vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree. (Baltimore Sun photo by Chiaki Kawajiri / April 16, 2009)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Walking is dangerous too

Pedestrian is hit, killed on U.S. 29
March 29, 2009

A pedestrian was struck and killed early Saturday while attempting to cross U.S. 29 near U.S. 40 in Howard County, police said. The pedestrian, whose identity was not released pending family notification, was hit about 1:22 a.m. in the slow lane of southbound U.S. 29 by a Toyota 4-Runner driven by Roland Ronald Ward of Ellicott City. Ward was not injured. The victim was wearing dark clothing, police said. The investigation was continuing.

Hanah Cho the Baltimore Sun

One of the 118 daily deaths

A stream of tickets, a death in his wake --
Laurence Wu and his daughter, Min-Li Wu, hold a photo showing Geraldine Wu, who was killed in a crash that involved Frederick Hensen. (Baltimore Sun photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor / March 25, 2009)