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Driver and passenger die in Maryland motorcycle crash

A fatal motorcycle crash killed two people north of Laurel, Maryland. The victims' motorcycle crashed head-on into another vehicle and both the driver and passenger were ejected from the motorcycle.

According to the police statement, the 56-year-old male motorcycle driver and his 44-year-old female passenger were traveling west. As their motorcycle approached an intersection, a car, which was driven by a 50-year-old woman, attempted to turn left into a private driveway. The car, however, turned into the path of the motorcycle, which resulted in the crash. The motorcycle driver died while being transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital. The motorcycle's female passenger died later.

The car driver sustained injuries and was treated at the scene. Police, who are in the process of determining the final cause of the motorcycle accident, stated that failure to yield caused the collision. Authorities are seeking the help of witnesses about the circumstances prior to and during the crash.

Drivers should always be careful because motor vehicle accidents can happen at any time. A driver who is focused on the road is more likely to avoid an accident. Being unaware of a motorcyclist can result in serious injuries because, unlike the passenger of a larger vehicle, the motorcyclist is unprotected. A motorcycle accident victim can suffer financial loss and other difficulties resulting from injuries. Unfortunately, in this accident, the victims' families have lost a loved one, which is devastating.

The victim of a motorcycle crash may file a lawsuit if negligence caused the accident. In the event that the victim dies as a result of the accident, the family can file a lawsuit on behalf of the victim. The compensation that will be awarded by the court to the victim and his or her family can cover costs that result from medical treatments and other accident-related expenses.

Source: Southern Maryland Newspapers Online, "St. Mary's, Charles residents killed in Huntingtown crash Sunday," Oct. 7, 2013

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