Maryland Motorcycle Accident Kills Passenger

According to Annapolis Patch, a motorcycle ricocheted off of another vehicle on Sunday night, killing the motorcycle’s passenger.

Details about the Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Last Sunday night in Crownsville, Maryland, a motorcycle crashed into a Chevrolet. First Responders arrived at the scene at 8:25 p.m. to an auto accident in the area of St. Stephens Church Road and Creek Farms Lane.

According to Anne Arundel County Police, the driver of the motorcycle was headed north on St. Stephens Church Road. The motorcycle crossed double yellow lines, attempting to pass a Chevy Cruze, and, as the motorcycle was trying to pass the Chevy, the Chevy was turning left onto Creeks Farm Lane.

The motorcycle hit the side of the Chevy and ricocheted off of the driver’s side of the vehicle. The motorcycle flew off of the roadway and both the driver and the passenger were ejected from the vehicle.

The driver of the motorcycle is 36-years-old and from Severn. The driver was flown from Crofton Middle School to a Shock Trauma Center due to critical injuries that resulted from the crash. The driver of the Chevy Cruze is 24-years-old from Pasadena. This driver was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.

The passenger on the back of the motorcycle, 29-year-old Kelly Josephine Navin, of Owings Mills, was fatally injured as a result of the crash. First Responders pronounced Navin dead at the scene.

The accident continues to actively be investigated, and charges for the driver of the motorcycle are still pending a review by the State Attorney’s Office.

Maryland Crash Statistics

According Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration:

  • Each year, traffic crashes kill more people in Maryland than homicides.
  • Over 90% of total crashes are preventable incidents caused by driver error.
  • In 2007, 558 fatal crashes occurred in Maryland.
  • In 2007, 615 fatalities resulted from the 558 fatal crashes.
  • In 2007, 51,729 people were injured as a result of crashes.
  • In 2007, 95 motorcycle fatalities were reported.
Motorcycle Crash Statistics

According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute

  • The federal government estimates that, per mile traveled in 2013, the number of deaths on motorcycles was over 26 times the number in cars.
  • A total of 4,295 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2014.
  • Motorcycle deaths accounted for 13 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths in 2014.
  • In 2014, the total number of passenger vehicle occupant deaths was 21,102, the number of motorcyclist deaths was 4,295, and the total number of all motor vehicle deaths was 32,675.
  • Forty-two percent of motorcyclist deaths in 2014 occurred in single-vehicle crashes and fifty-eight percent occurred in multiple-vehicle crashes.
  • Sixty-six percent of the female motorcyclists who died in crashes in 2014 were passengers, and their deaths represented 93 percent of the passenger deaths.
  • The total number of female motorcycle passenger deaths in 2014 was 242.
  • Sixty-two percent of motorcyclist deaths in 2014 occurred during May-September. Fatalities peaked in June and were lowest in February.
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