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Motorcyclist Dies Speeding Through 2 Red Lights on Route 40: Police

He was driving on a suspended license, Howard County police said.

The man who died Tuesday in Ellicott City ran two red lights, police said.
The man who died Tuesday in Ellicott City ran two red lights, police said.
A man was killed after speeding through two red lights on US Route 40 in Ellicott City Tuesday morning, according to the Howard County Police Department.

At 11:13 a.m., police responded to Route 40 at Rogers Avenue, where the man had been hit by another vehicle, the department said in a prepared statement.

Before the crash, a Howard County officer had attempted to stop the driver of the motorcycle—a 2013 Kawasaki Ninja—after noticing it speeding westbound on Route 40 near the Baltimore-Howard County line, and the driver refused to stop, police said of the preliminary investigation.

The motorcyclist continued to speed, and the officer stopped following him to avoid a high-speed chase, police said.

Witnesses said the motorcycle driver sped through a red light on Route 40 at Normandy Drive, then ran another red light at Rogers Avenue, where he was hit by a 2001 Saturn that was making a legal left turn onto Rogers Avenue from eastbound Route 40, according to the statement.

The driver of the Saturn, a 78-year-old Ellicott City woman, was not seriously injured, police said.

The driver of the motorcycle was taken to Howard County General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Police said the man is not being identified until next of kin have been notified. Officials said he did not have a license to operate a motorcycle, and his standard driver's license had been suspended.
Patrick Carter June 18, 2014 at 10:37 AM
Play with fire, you get burned!
PH June 18, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Stupid crotch rocket drivers think they're invincible. Here's a clue: YOU AREN'T.

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