A 49-year-old bicyclist suffered fatal injuries in a collision with a municipal bus and the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) is working to determine the cause. As reported by DelMarvaNow.com, the Ocean City, MD accident occurred on August 24 when the bicyclist was traveling in the northbound lanes of Coastal Highway near 132nd Street. The fatal traffic accident was reported at 8:38 p.m. The male victim, a resident of Cockeysville, was taken to Berlin’s Atlantic General Hospital for treatment and then to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The victim was a popular Baltimore bar and restaurant owner remembered for helping to revitalize a popular city neighborhood. The man owned Nacho Mama’s and Mama’s on the Half Shell in the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore. The eatery owner was also well known in Ocean City, where he worked in the summer as a teen and young adult. Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski stated he “was the spark of the revitalized community,” according to a Washington Post report.
The accident is presently under investigation, and the OCPD chose not to release the name of the bus driver. A spokesman for the OCPD declined to say if alcohol or other substances are believed to be a factor in the tragic accident. Bicyclists and buses frequently share the same lane on the outside of the Coastal Highway throughout the year, and this is unfortunately not the first time a biker has been struck while riding through one of the area’s resort towns.
The series of dangerous accidents has prompted officials to use electronic signs to remind motorists driving into resort towns to watch out for crosswalks and remain cautious while behind the wheel.
Baltimore bicycle accident lawyer Steven H. Heisler understands how serious a bicycle accident can be and the severe injuries a rider may endure as a bicycle offers no protection in a collision. With almost 25 years of experience with personal injury cases and a successful track record of defending accident victims, Mr. Heisler has the legal knowledge needed to get you the compensation you are entitled to receive. If you have been harmed as a result of another’s negligence, call (877) 228-4878 for a no-cost consultation on your case.