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Biker dies in Route 50 crash in Worcester County; second motorbike fatality in two days

Maryland State Police are investigating a deadly motorbike crash that occurred Thursday in Worcester County, the second this week as OC BikeFest and Delmarva Bike Week proceed.

At about 4:40 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, troopers from the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack responded to Route 50 at Route 610 in Worcester County for a report of a motorized vehicle crash. In response to a preliminary investigation, a 2016 Harley-Davidson motorbike was touring south on Route 610 and tried to cross Route 50 when it was struck by a 2017 Nissan Rogue touring west on Route 50.

The driving force of the motorbike, Richard Banning, 61, of Virginia, was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Heart on the College of Maryland Medical Heart in Baltimore for therapy of his accidents. He was declared lifeless Friday morning on the hospital. The passenger on the motorbike, a 69-year-old feminine, was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury for therapy of her accidents. No different accidents had been reported on account of the crash.

The incident stays underneath investigation.

In a separate incident additionally in Worcester County, Ocean Metropolis Police Division is investigating a bike dying.

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The crash occurred Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.

Ocean Metropolis officers responded to a motorized vehicle collision close to a centesimal Avenue and Coastal Freeway north at about 5:15 p.m. The sufferer, Nicholas Ramirez, 32, of Deltona, Fla., was flown by Trooper 4 to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, the place he died to his accidents, the Thursday information launch states.

Officers tried to provoke a site visitors cease on a bike within the space of 67th Avenue, police stated. The motorbike fled from officers, at which era the officer didn’t pursue the motorbike, the Ocean Metropolis police launch states. The officer supplied an in depth description of the motorcyclist and motorbike to different officers.

A short while later, Ocean Metropolis Communications dispatched officers to the motorized vehicle collision at a centesimal Avenue. Ramirez was recognized because the motorcyclist who had fled from officers, the discharge states.

In 2021, there have been 74 motorcycle-involved fatalities in Maryland, a rise from 2020 when 68 fatalities occurred within the state, in keeping with a press launch from the state’s Motor Automobile Administration.

“Motorcyclists are among the many most weak roadway customers, and it’s as much as each Marylander to take a second search for motorcyclists whereas touring,” Chrissy Nizer, MDOT MVA Administrator and Governor Larry Hogan’s Freeway Security Consultant, stated within the Might launch.

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