Accidents kill bicyclist and motorcyclist

July 15, 1991|By Alisa Samuels and Richard Irwin | Alisa Samuels and Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff

Two men were killed over the weekend in traffic-related accidents.

One victim was a bicyclist and the other a motorcyclist.

The deaths brought to 342 the number of people killed on state roadways so far this year, compared with 392 at the same time last year.

In Prince George's County, George Rogers, 30, of the 1000 block of Palmer Road in Fort Washington, was riding a bicycle south

in the northbound lane of Tucker Road in Oxon Hill shortly before noon yesterday when he was struck by the side mirror of a passing 1990 dark blue Ford van. The driver of the van failed to stop.

Police said the mirror struck Rogers in the head, knocking him off the bicycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said anyone having information about the van being sought in connection with the incident should call the Prince George's County police at 1-301-336-8800.

Anne Arundel County police said a Prince George's County motorcyclist was killed when he crashed into a guardrail after he failed to negotiate a curve Saturday.

The victim was identified as Donald Granville Mock, 38, of Piscataway Road in Clinton. He was dead at the scene.

About 9:30 p.m., police said, Mock was traveling west on Md. 258 at the Md. 4 overpass near Bristol when he failed to negotiate a right-hand curve.

His 1972 Harley Davidson motorcycle skidded and struck a guardrail, throwing Mock from the cycle, police said.

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