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Motorcycle passenger dies in fiery wreck

A tragic car accident in Kent Narrows, Maryland, has left one person dead when a motorcycle collided with a car. The accident occurred on Aug. 11 at about 7 p.m. on Route 18 when the driver of the sedan smashed into the Suzuki motorcycle head-on. Initial investigation reveals that the driver of the sedan appears to be at fault for crossing the center line. The wreckage burst into flames upon impact.

Official reports show that the driver of the motorcycle was critically injured in the crash. While he still remains hospitalized, the motorcycle passenger died just hours after the collision. Both motorcycle victims were flown in helicopters to the nearby University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where they were treated for third-degree burns after the crash. The driver of the motorcycle has so far undergone several surgeries, but his condition remains uncertain. When he is stabilized, he will be transferred to a specialized burn unit.

The driver of the sedan was also transported to the hospital, but her condition remained unclear, according to news outlets in the area.

Witnesses at the scene called the crash “horrific,” saying they admired the first responders who rushed to the victims’ aid. The firefighters and EMTs were forced to deal with a hazardous scene while attempting to rescue the crash victims, a sight that bystanders said they will not soon forget.

In this case, the driver of the sedan appears to be at fault for the crash. The motorcycle riders suffered serious injury and death. If you have been the victim of such a crash, you could consider seeking civil damages to pay for your medical bills. This man, for instance, will require a significant amount of continued care due to his severe burns; this care is specialized and expensive. Such victims can seek financial compensation from the at-fault party in order to pay their medical bills.

Further, if your loved one has been killed in a car accident, you can recover damages for wrongful death, loss of consort, pain and suffering and other claims. Contact a qualified personal injury attorney to learn more.

Source:, “One person dies after fiery crash” John Griep, Aug. 12, 2013