Man Falls off Motorcycle, Gets Hit By Truck In Md.

11:23 AM, Jun 20, 2013   |    comments
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ELKRIDGE, Md. (WUSA9) -- An Elkridge man was admitted to the hospital in critical condition after falling off his motorcycle and getting hit by a truck on southbound Route 1 in Elkridge, say Howard County police.

Police say officers were called to southbound U.S. Rt.1 at Old Washington Road at approximately 8:22 a.m. Thursday for a collision. They say 23-year-old Tusharkumar Patel was on his motorcycletraveling southbound when he swerved to avoid a stopped vehicle, lost control of the motorcycle, fell off and was struck by a passing truck.

Patel was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical condition.

Police say they  do not believe the truck driver was at fault and was unaware of striking Patel. The truck, described by witnesses as a state body truck, did not stop, according to police.  

Part of the road was closed for about an hour.

The investigation is ongoing.

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