UPDATE: A source close to Ed Norris tells The Dagger that, “Ed is a little banged up but will be okay in a few days. Thankfully he was wearing the proper protective gear and took appropriate action when the truck pulled out in front of him. Unfortunately even that wasn’t enough for him to escape injury completely; he received a dot physical exam and will need injury therapy.
I would remind everyone however that it is now spring time and more and more motorcycles are going to be appearing on the road. Please watch for them when you’re driving. When it comes to bike versus car,bikes lose.”
From the Maryland State Police, Bel Air Barrack:
(Darlington, Md.) On 4-24-13 at approximately 1423 hrs a motor vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of US Rt. 1 and MD Rt. 161 in Darlington, MD. Troopers from the Bel Air Barrack responded to the scene to investigate the collision.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a GMC truck owned by Ward Trucking and driven by Dedrick McClain of Windsor Mill, MD was making a left turn from MD 161 to travel southbound on US Rt 1. At that location traveling northbound on US Rt 1 approaching the intersection of MD 161 was a 2013 Victory motorcycle driven by Edward Norris of Hampstead, MD.
The GMC truck failed to yield the right of way to the Victory motorcycle. In order to avoid a collision directly with the vehicle, the operator of the motorcycle swerved and put the motorcycle on the ground entering into a skid. The motorcycle did not collide directly with any other vehicle.
Norris was injured in the crash and flown to the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
Through a detailed investigation of the collision trooper’s determined the driver of the GMC truck, Dedrick McClain was at fault for the resulting collision and changed him with “failing to yield right of way to another vehicle”.