Motorcyclist Killed In Collision With Bus

Jul 21, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WRC Washington DC Channel 4

A motorcyclist was killed Monday evening after colliding with a charter bus on Leonardtown Road in Hughesville , police said.

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Nate C

Waldorf, MD

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Jul 23, 2008
 
From what my neighbor told em it was the busses fault...The bus was in a right turn only,and the bus turned left
BJR

Bowie, MD

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Jul 23, 2008
 
The Bus was in the left turn lane making a left turn.
JENNIFER

Mount Rainier, MD

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Jul 23, 2008
 
ANY CHARGES BEING BROUGT UPON THE BUS DRIVER?

“LUV FAM 1RST”

Since: Apr 08

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Jul 25, 2008
 
I drove past the accident on my way to work the night it happened, and there isn’t any place for the bus to have made a left turn heading northbound on rt5. But if the bus was traveling south bound then he just as well could have been making a left, crossing the north bound lane and the bike ran into him. The lights out there aren’t very bright and I could see how the motorcycle driver wouldn’t have seen the bus as he rounded the blind turn.
NTB

Potomac, MD

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Jul 25, 2008
 
Nate C wrote:
From what my neighbor told em it was the busses fault...The bus was in a right turn only,and the bus turned left
I know the bus driver and he's a good man. Witnesses said that he came to a full stop before proceeding to make his turn. The motorcycly came out of nowhere at a very high rate of speed. My prayers go out to both families, this is an awful situation.
Chelle

Waldorf, MD

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Jul 27, 2008
 
My prayers go out to the family for their lost.
This particular intersection is very dangerous on Leonardtown Road. I was also involved in an accident at the same location last year. When is there going to be something done to help prevent accidents?
Waldorkian

Denver, CO

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Aug 12, 2008
 
Regarding commuter buses in general, I've ridden the Keller buses from Waldorf and found that some of those drivers are abominable, pusy, tailgaters that seem to get a kick out of puching cars down the road. Other drivers are very good, however, and could be the model for how bus drivers should behave. It's a toss up. Try one bus driver a day for a week and you may find a safe one.
I'd also like to point out the quite often, bus drivers will use the shoulder to pass slow moving traffic - something that only Emergency vehicles should do. Then again, lots of car drivers pass a bus and then take position in front of it while slowing dramatically... As to Waldorf drivers in general, bus, car, motorcycle, you name it - VERY Few actually stop at Stop signs, VERY Few use turn signals, and too many play with cell phones while drinking and adjusting their beer can hats.
Waldorkian

Denver, CO

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Aug 12, 2008
 
Correction - Make that 'abominable, PUSHY, tailgaters'... typo, sorry
Crystallive

Upper Marlboro, MD

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Aug 21, 2008
 
BJR wrote:
The Bus was in the left turn lane making a left turn.
Hello,
I was wondering if you witnessed the accident and saw the article in the paper on August 8th that reads:
State police seekwitnesses to fatal accident
The Maryland State Police La Plata barrack is seeking witnesses of a fatal accident between a motorcycle and charter bus.
The collision occurred on northbound Route 5 at Gallant Green Road at about 6:34 p.m. July 21. Anyone who witnessed the collision between a blue motorcycle and a Keller charter bus, or any of either vehicles’ movements before the collision is asked to call the Maryland State Police CRASH Team at

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