Police and emergency medical personnel from Howard County, Maryland, responded to the scene of a motorcycle injury accident recently on the southbound side of Maryland Route 29 near Seneca Drive. According to police reports, a married couple riding double on a BMW R75/6 bike collided with a guardrail on the afternoon of June 8 near Columbia. They were both taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment.
Howard County police reported that Timothy Danaher, 55, was operating the couple’s BMW motorcycle while his wife, Diana Danaher, 55, rode as a passenger. Reports indicate that the bike veered to the left for an as yet unknown reason, resulting in the vehicle striking a roadside guardrail. Both people were thrown from the motorcycle. At the hospital, the wife was listed as in fair condition, although the husband’s condition was listed as critical.
Motorcycle accidents can result in some of the most serious injuries for the operator and passenger. As Maryland automobile and motorcycle accident lawyers, we have vast experience in this type of injury accident case. Although the Howard County police department’s traffic enforcement section was still investigating the crash, from the sound of it, this accident may have happened due to a defective part or perhaps improper maintenance. Regardless of the cause, the husband’s injuries could be severe, and may include traumatic brain injury or damage to the spinal cord.
If someone you care about has been injured in an automobile or motorcycle accident where defective equipment may have played a role, we highly recommend talking to an experienced injury attorney. Representing clients from nearly every corner of Maryland and from all parts of the D.C. area, Lebowitz-Mzhen LLC is has been fighting for the rights of injured drivers, passengers and pedestrians for more than 10 years. You may contact us for a free initial consultation at call 1-888-311-HURT (4878).
Couple hurt in Columbia motorcycle crash, FrederickNewsPost.com, June 8, 2009