Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of Maryland Man

Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of Maryland ManA man from Fork, Maryland, was killed on Tuesday, August 9, after a motorcycle crash occurred on Route 1 near Bel Air, in which the man was thrown from his bike, the Baltimore Sun reports.

According to the news source, the accident occurred at about 11:15 a.m. when William Ross Kelly, 73, attempted to turn left from Bob Bell Chevrolet into the northbound lanes of traffic on Route 1 near Old Joppa Road. While Kelly was making the turn, Kurt Mahlon Chenowith, 25, was riding on his 2009 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle in the southbound lanes of Route 1 and allegedly hit Kelley’s 1990 Oldsmobile on its driver’s side door, causing him to be thrown from the bike.

Chenowith had to be rushed to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air in an ambulance by the Fallston Volunteer Fire Company, but was later pronounced dead upon arriving at the hospital, state police told the media outlet.

Kelly did not sustain any injuries in the accident, and neither did his passenger, Joan Anne Kelly.

Harford County has seen an increase in motorcycle accidents recently, with three other fatal collisions in 2011, one of which occurred in April.

David Allen Butler, 38, was traveling east on West Jarrettsville Road near Old Federal Hill Road when he rounded a turn and allegedly lost control of his vehicle, causing him to run off the road, climb an embankment and hit a utility pole, according to NBC affiliate WBAL 11.

An investigation found that Butler was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, that he was wearing a helmet and alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the accident, although he allegedly did not have a valid driver’s license, the news provider stated.