Motorcycle Rider Crashes While Passing Cars at High Speed, Police Say

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Motorcycle Rider Crashes While Passing Cars at High Speed, Police Say

HUGHESVILLE - 9/7/2007

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On Sept. 5 at 5:55 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the intersection of Carrico Mill Road and Oaks Road in Hughesville for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.

Investigation revealed George McPherson Bowling, IV, 25, of Hughesville was driving a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle north on Oaks Road exceeding the speed limit and passed a vehicle in front of him in an area of double-yellow lines.

The motorcycle subsequently struck a 2006 Nissan Maxima whose driver was stopped on Carrico Mill Road attempting to turn onto southbound Oaks Road. Bowling, who was wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle and sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

He was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Prince George’s General Hospital.

The driver of the Maxima, Raymond Burton Allen, Jr., 71, of Charlotte Hall, was not injured.

Cpl. R. Padgett of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.



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