Anne Arundel County man critically injured in motorcycle crash

44-year-old thrown after Harley-Davidson hits curb

August 11, 2010|By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun

A Pasadena man, 44, is in critical condition after the motorcycle he was riding hit a curb, police said Wednesday morning.

Richard Phillip Pedra of the 1800 block of Chesapeake Road was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries, according to a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department. The accident occurred at about 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Justin Mulcahy, the spokesman, said in a news release.

Pedra, who was not wearing a helmet, was alone on a 2001 Harley-Davidson. He was traveling south on Fort Smallwood Road when the motorcycle struck a curb at Greenland Beach Road. Pedra was thrown from the bike, Mulcahy said.

"Preliminarily," he said, "it appears that alcohol and speed may have been contributing factors in this crash."

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