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Motorcyclist found in ditch following car crash in Cecil County

Officials say victim is in stable condition
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Posted at 6:47 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 21:14:08-04

CECIL COUNTY, Md. — The Cecil County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Friday morning collision that involved a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle.

A couple minutes before noon, Cecil County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the 1500 block of Irishtown Road, near North East, for a motorcycle and passenger car collision. Deputies got to the scene and found the motorcyclist, injured, lying in a ditch with an untagged custom Yamaha motorcycle. The motorcyclist, a 34-year-old man from North East, was treated on the scene and was subsequently flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, where he is now listed as being in stable condition.

Preliminary investigation and interviews show that the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Irishtown Road at high speed and was operating recklessly when he attempted to illegally pass another motor vehicle. An oncoming car, however, caused the him to swerve back into his lane, which is where he hit the back of a 2013 Hyundai that was being driven by a 60-year-old woman. This collision caused him to lose control and crash into a ditch. The 60-year-old driver was not harmed.

Cecil County Department of Emergency Services Paramedics and North East Fire Company responded to the collision and Irishtown Road was closed for around three hours while deputies investigated the collision.

Charges are pending at the conclusion of the investigation. Anyone with information concerning this collision is asked to contact the Cecil County Sheriff's Office at (410) 996-5500. Refer to case number 19-41801.