2 Flown to Hospital after Mustang Turns in Front of Their Motorcycle - Southern Maryland Headline News

2 Flown to Hospital after Mustang Turns in Front of Their Motorcycle

UPDATE 12-JUL-2016: The passenger on the motorcycle, Sompis Clarke, succumbed to the injuries she sustained during the crash shortly after her arrival at Medstar.

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (July 11, 2016)—Two motorcyclists were seriously injured today after the motorcycle they were riding struck a Ford Mustang which failed to yield the way to them. The 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle was operated by Mark Douglas Clarke and passenger Sompis Clarke. The Mustang was operated by Richard Walter Quade.

The crash occurred in the area of Cove Point Road and Little Cove Point Road in Lusby, Calvert County.

The initial investigation by police revealed the motorcycle was travelling east on Cove Point Road. The Mustang was stationary at the stop sign at Little Cove Point Road and Cove Point Road waiting to turn west onto Cove Point Road. The operator of the Mustang failed to yield the right of way to the motorcycle. The motorcycle operator took evasive action in an effort to avoid the crash. The motorcycle struck the mustang in a head on type collision which caused both occupants of the motorcycle to be ejected.

Both motorcycle occupants were flown to Prince Georges County Shock Trauma to be treated for their injuries.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Dfc. Jeff Hardesty of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Team. He can be reached by calling 410-535-2800 or by emailing hardesje@co.cal.md.us.

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