Motorcyclist in Serious Accident While Violating Home Detention

Biker was also driving on a revoked license

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 13, 2008)—A serious motorcycle accident on Monday sent a Hollywood, Maryland man to a hospital in critical condition. The victim is William Howard Burns, Jr., age 54.

Police say Burns was riding a 1992 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on St. John's Road in St. Mary's County when he lost control of the bike and traveled off onto the right roadside. Burns was ejected and landed in the roadway. The motorcycle caught fire.

Burns was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter, Trooper 7, to Baltimore Shock Trauma. As of Tuesday, Burns was at John's Hopkins Hospital in critical condition.

Police determined that Burn's driving privilege is currently revoked in Maryland. Police say Burns was also serving a home detention sentence at the time of the accident and was in violation of the conditions of detention.

Police have determined that alcohol was not a contributing factor in the cause of the accident.

The investigation is being handled by Cpl. Edward Evans of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction Team.

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