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By Richard Irwin and Bruce Reid and Richard Irwin and Bruce Reid,Staff Writers | May 14, 1992
Two Essex residents, a 29-year-old man and a 9-year-old boy, today were recovering from injuries received last night when the moped they were riding hit a cable across a driveway at an apartment complex on Fenway North, Baltimore County police said.Police said Mark Watts, of the first block of Fenway North, was riding his girlfriend's moped with the woman's son on the back shortly after 8 p.m. when he attempted to enter a driveway at the Riverdale Apartments in the first block of Fenway North.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
NEW YORK - To say Zach Britton has been tremendous this season as the club's closer would be an understatement. He was 9-for-10 in save chances since taking over from Tommy Hunter and picking up his first save May 15 in Kansas City. Before Friday, his only blown save came May 27 in Milwaukee, when he allowed a two-out single to Jonathan Lucroy in a one-run game in the ninth. The Orioles eventually lost in 10 innings when Brewers pitcher-pinch-hitter Yovani Gallardo hit a walk-off double against T.J. McFarland.
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November 10, 1994
A Glen Burnie man was in serious but stable condition at the University of Maryland Medical Center yesterday, recovering from head injuries he received Tuesday morning when his moped crashed into a car on Ritchie Highway, authorities said.Robert Charles Grail, 71, of the 7400 block of Furnace Branch Road was initially taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was released to the medical center shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, a spokesman for Shock Trauma said.Mr. Grail had been riding his 1990 Jawa moped north on Ritchie Highway in front of the Motor Vehicle Administration building shortly after 11:30 a.m. He was in the far right lane when the driver of a southbound 1977 Buick sedan tried to make a left turn into the MVA complex.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2011
Three people on a moped were in a collision with a pick-up truck just north of Lafayette Square Park in West Baltimore, a fire spokesman said in statement. Two men and a woman were seriously injured when they were thrown from the bike around 4:15 p.m. at the intersection of Mosher Street and Arlington Avenue, said Kevin Cartwright, a fire spokesman. The three moped riders received advanced trauma care from paramedics and were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, he said.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | July 2, 2000
Anne Arundel County police kept four teen-agers from adding to Baltimore's problem of unlicensed motorbikes late Thursday when an officer caught them walking dirt bikes and a moped away from a burgled Brooklyn Park cycle dealership. Police said the youths - ages 16 and 17 - had intended to push the four stolen bikes to a light rail stop and get them into the city on the transit line. Three of them live in Park Heights, the other in West Baltimore, police said. In Baltimore, police say there are thousands of unlicensed and illegal off-road bikes, and recent incidents - including fatal accidents - prompted a City Council move to outlaw their use. County police said Detective Kevin Heiser stopped the youths near Hammonds Lane and Lednura Avenue about 10:30 p.m., after noticing them pushing what appeared to be new motorbikes.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff writer | May 6, 1992
A Laurel man whose car struck the back of a moped, killing its 52-year-old operator, has been sentenced to 18 months in jail by a Howard County circuit judge.Scott Anthony Oakley, 26, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while intoxicated in the May 18, 1991 accident that killed Marion Edward Loan of Savage.Oakely also pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and failure to give assistance to an injured person.Circuit Judge Raymond J. Kane Jr. last week suspended the remaining 18 months of a three-year sentence and sentenced Oakley to 60 days for leaving the accident scene, to be served concurrently with the auto homicide sentence.
NEWS
August 26, 1994
POLICE* Westminster: A resident of Pennsylvania Avenue told city police someone stole a 1984 Moped from behind his homeWednesday. He estimated the loss at $25.
NEWS
March 27, 2011
One person was seriously injured Sunday when a moped or dirt bike the person was riding was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Fulton and North avenues, city police said. Police spokesman Kevin Brown said preliminary reports indicated two people were riding the moped or dirt bike when it was hit around 11:30 a.m., and that one was in "very serious condition. " Further details were not immediately available. —Timothy B. Wheeler
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July 23, 1993
* Ellicott City: 5100 block of Crystal Park Lane: A house under construction was entered last weekend, and several appliances were taken.8800 block of Town and Country Blvd.: A red Jawa moped was stolen Monday.
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By Wayne Hardin | August 22, 1993
For Karen Shank, horsing around is serious businessKaren Shank didn't want much -- just a situation in which she could use her veterinary skills and knowledge of six languages, teach riding, work with horses and do some riding herself.Being a veterinarian in private practice in upstate New York didn't seem to be the answer. So she set her sights on new territory."I thought, if it's going to work anywhere, what better place could there be than Washington," says Dr. Shank, 29.Last October, she joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture and now works in the international services division in Hyattsville dealing with such matters as sending cattle embryos to Switzerland or getting fruit from Chile.
NEWS
March 27, 2011
One person was seriously injured Sunday when a moped or dirt bike the person was riding was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Fulton and North avenues, city police said. Police spokesman Kevin Brown said preliminary reports indicated two people were riding the moped or dirt bike when it was hit around 11:30 a.m., and that one was in "very serious condition. " Further details were not immediately available. —Timothy B. Wheeler
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By The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2010
A moped driver died after a collision with a pickup truck in Columbia Sunday afternoon, Howard County police said. Shortly before 1 p.m., Mohammed Hammad Chaudhry, 24, of the 5300 block of Nightshade Court, Columbia, was traveling east on Tamar Drive when his moped collided with a Chevrolet Avalanche turning left on Foreland Garth. Chaudhry was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and pronounced dead. Police were investigating the accident Monday.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 26, 2002
A 77-year-old Columbia man was in serious but stable condition yesterday after he was struck by a van while riding a mo-ped on Twin Rivers Road, Howard County police said. George Walgrove, of the 5100 block of Harpers Farm Road, was traveling north on Twin Rivers Road near Trumpeter Road about 10:45 a.m. when he was struck by a Plymouth van traveling south and attempting to turn left. Walgrove was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The driver of the van, Terry L. Nickerson, 48, of the 3100 block of Fairmount Drive in Edgewater, was cited for failing to yield the right of way when making a left turn, police said.
NEWS
August 23, 2002
THE BALTIMORE CITY Council should be able to grasp the distinction between dirt-bike hooliganism and people riding minibikes for legitimate purposes. That's why Councilman Nicholas C. D'Adamo Jr. is right to try to amend a 2-year-old law that lumped dirt bikes, mopeds and scooters together - and banned them all. It's easy to understand why the politicians got confused. Legal definitions are so difficult to craft that the City Code, after trying to define a motorized cycle that is equipped with a small engine, adds: " `Minibike' does not include a farm tractor."
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August 17, 2002
Baltimore's ban on scooters and mopeds is senseless and unfair ("Uneasy riders of Baltimore," Aug. 5). In European cities such as Paris and London, scooters are an accepted and viable means of transportation. In the United States, scooters are widely ridden in Los Angeles and San Francisco because they are easy to park, get high gas mileage and cost less to maintain and insure than a car. In Baltimore, I have ridden a Targa LX moped for the past four years as an alternative to my car, and I have put 5,000 miles on it while consuming only 41 gallons of gasoline (I get 120 miles per gallon)
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | July 2, 2000
Anne Arundel County police kept four teen-agers from adding to Baltimore's problem of unlicensed motorbikes late Thursday when an officer caught them walking dirt bikes and a moped away from a burgled Brooklyn Park cycle dealership. Police said the youths - ages 16 and 17 - had intended to push the four stolen bikes to a light rail stop and get them into the city on the transit line. Three of them live in Park Heights, the other in West Baltimore, police said. In Baltimore, police say there are thousands of unlicensed and illegal off-road bikes, and recent incidents - including fatal accidents - prompted a City Council move to outlaw their use. County police said Detective Kevin Heiser stopped the youths near Hammonds Lane and Lednura Avenue about 10:30 p.m., after noticing them pushing what appeared to be new motorbikes.
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August 17, 2002
Baltimore's ban on scooters and mopeds is senseless and unfair ("Uneasy riders of Baltimore," Aug. 5). In European cities such as Paris and London, scooters are an accepted and viable means of transportation. In the United States, scooters are widely ridden in Los Angeles and San Francisco because they are easy to park, get high gas mileage and cost less to maintain and insure than a car. In Baltimore, I have ridden a Targa LX moped for the past four years as an alternative to my car, and I have put 5,000 miles on it while consuming only 41 gallons of gasoline (I get 120 miles per gallon)
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 16, 1999
A South Baltimore man was killed yesterday when his mo-ped and a school bus collided on a ramp leading from Russell Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard, said a police traffic investigator.Officer Raymond Howard said Tavon Battles, 19, of the 100 block of W. Cross St. and a friend were operating mo-peds north on Russell Street about 2: 23 p.m. when Battles tried to pass a Prince George's County school bus on the right to get to northbound Martin Luther King Boulevard.Howard said when Battles got alongside the bus, it struck the mo-ped and the victim was thrown from the vehicle and under the rear wheels of the bus. Battles was pronounced dead at 3 p.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
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