Troopers are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash involving a 14 year old girl from Whiteford, MD.
On Thursday, September 2, 2010 at approximately 5:01 p.m. troopers from the Bel Air Barrack responded to southbound Route 136 Priestford Road) at Trappe Church Road, for a collision involving a motorcycle and Dodge van.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the operator of a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle was negotiating a curve on southbound Route 136, approaching Trappe Church Road. The operator (Brian Ross Little, 42, of Whiteford, MD.) then failed to observe that a 2005 Dodge van was stationary in the southbound lane of Route 136. The van was then waiting behind another vehicle that was turning onto Trappe Church Road.
The motorcycle then struck the rear of the van which resulted in the motorcycle operator and his 14 yoa daughter (Lauryn Marie Little) being fully ejected. The motorcycle passenger was transported to the Johns Hopkins Hospital where her death was pronounced. The operator of the motorcycle was transported to the Bayview Medical Center where he is currently listed in stable condition. The operator of the van, Walter Thomas Schweers, 61 of Havre de Grace, MD was not injured during the crash.
Personnel from the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack and CRASH personnel are continuing to investigate the cause of the collision.
I don’t know about this one, but I’ve seen way too many people driving way too fast on motorcycles lately….both crotch rockets and hogs. When are people going to learn? What’s it going to take?!
your a jerk. is that seriously what you think. a girl died.
I think he is making an observation and the statisitcs support the inference. Yes it is tragic. Yes it seems cold. But seriously folks. When you are driving be careful. Motorcyclists need to be extra careful!
Steve (a different one) says
My condolences to the families.
First off, it’s “you’re” a jerk, not “your.”
Secondly, the tragedy is not lost on me. Basically, I’m screaming at the top of a hill, “WHEN ARE PEOPLE GOING TO LEARN?!” *You’re* right – a girl died, and likely did not have to.
baby pop darwin says
lauryn was a great best friend she was the best you culd ever have n im so sad she gone but all i can do is move forward when u were sad she wuld always cheer u up n it worked i will b so lost with out her i miss her so much she was amazing n i feel bad for her dad hopefully he is strong n lives his life to the fullest n dont ride a motorcycle anymore n if he does he better b safer then he ever was i miss u so muah lala love u
HARFORD BOY says
My heart goes out to her and her family,how will they ever get over that.I take my daughter on my Harley once and a while but now may think twice.
Todd Holden says
on lots of roads like Rte. 136, 161, 152, 155…there are spots where someone ahead of you is making a left turn, and they are stopped cold in the road. More often than I’d like to admit I’ve had to panic stop, just because I wasn’t aware a car or truck would be over the next hill, stopped in the road. It happened years ago with farm equipment and wagons, and in those days, we all were aware and took that into consideration, today however, there aren’t the usual reminders of stopped traffic in the traveled portion of the roadway. I’m sure the motorcyclist was caught totally off guard and a sad event resulted. Same can be said for the driver of the van…
Magik Columbine says
Yes this is tragic. My sympathies to the family.
My prayers go out to the entire family. I am a motorcycle rider myself and this is a scenario no motorcycle operator would ever want to happen. Harford Boy I too have taken m son out once around the neighborhood, but now too realize that it too can be one moment away from a tragedy. Again hearts and prayers.
She’s in my heart now. I knew this girl, she went to the same school as me. I didn’t hear about this until it was on the high school announcements. I was wondering who this was and things gradually came back to me. When I got home this afternoon, I looked through a yearbook and started crying when I saw this girl’s picture, I started crying because I knew that face. I found this book of things that we wrote in 5th grade. I looked through it and found a story that she wrote. I feel terrible because this accident was within walking distance of my house and I didn’t even know that it happened.
Erin Poole says
She was one of my best friends, i cant live withought that girl. </3 I love you Lauryn, have fun in Heaven, I know God will love you as much as i did, your in a better place now, :'(
What a tragedy. I certainly can’t say if the operator was driving too fast or not, but I’d imagine that with his daughter with him he was driving as safely as he could. There are a lot of hill crests and curves on 136, especially in that area. Unfortunately a lot of them are completely blind and there’s no shoulder to go around or even attempt to avoid something like that without ending up in a ditch.
My thoughts are with everyone involved.
this hits too close to home our prayers to all.
The smith family.
this sucks. i didnt know her but she went to my school
I send my prayers to the family…14 is way too young, motorcyclist’s, please slow your roll. I know that may have had nothing to do with this accident, but i have seen too many motorcycle deaths this year in Harco. Lets just be careful
It’s never easy losing a friend, loved one or especially a child. One gift to us is that Lauryn will remain forever young, beautiful, sweet and kind. She evidently spent her last moments having fun with someone she loved and love her. Could you or I ask for anything better? I wish Brian, family and friends peace and love.
H. Corkins Sr. says
I’ve gotten into habit of turning on my flashers when I need to come to a stop behind traffic, especially when I on a road with more than a 30 mph limit.
Perfect idea!!! I’m going to start doing that. Thank you!
This deeply saddens me, she was a Sweet quiet little girl and went way too early. Many are empty inside now, this is tragic but we can learn from it like everything in life. Perhaps a “little ” law. Must be an adult to be on a motorcycle. I pray she is with her family and friends …we love you
I send my sympathy to the family. I do not know them but know the road. The back country roads used to be somewhere to ride and feel safe but the speed limits are to fast for the winding, rolling roads. I caution my grandchildren when driving on them because you never know what you will meet up with around a curve or over a hill. My daughter years ago was involved in an accident when the driver of the car she was in was trying to cross 543. Sight distance is terrible for the speed limit. I’m sure the family is heartbroken and I send my condolences.
Friendly Angel says
Donna, my condolences go to your family as well. I do live off 543 and i know of the many car accdients on that road. Lauryn was a sweetheart. she lives on her the hearts of her family and friends. I know this christmas will be hard for the little family. Lauryn had just became a aunt only a few months before she died. Lauryn we all love and miss you so much!
Waaaay too many of these in our County this year. I’m very sorry for the family’s tragic loss.
Too many people driving recklessly these days, both motorcyclists and car operators. Please, slow down.
i knew lauryn, i loved her soo much, i cant belive shes gone,
baby pop darwin says
u r all very thoghtfull n i miss her so much but shes in a great place no one form that skool knows me but 3 poeple plus her i just wanna say she was the best thing that happened to me n if u knew her you would know n i hope that u guys werent mad at her b 4 this cuz i know someone who was n i feel so badim so happy i want mad at her i wuld hate my self i loved lala to DEATH n to hear what happed to her it make me wanna cry
I knew this girl very well. She was so loving and sweet. This shouldnt have happened and this goes to show we need to be more careful drivers as U.S. citizens.
Phil F. says
Lauryn, I’m glad to have met you!!! You will be missed… Brian, you have my #. Don’t be afraid to use it buddy!
Well miss you Lauryn <33
lauryn was not only my best friend she was my cousin we did get in fights but we got over it not alone but to gether it would be a blessing if she could come back i pray to her everry day hoping she will answer my prayer i always know she is there if i see a butterfly in my window and she is right there with me in my heart, soul,and dreams and if you have somthing abd to say about any thing conserning her or her family tell it to me first and comment about somthing nice or sad or a commplement dont be rude! LLAURYN I LOVE YOU SOOOOOO MUCH PLEASE COME BACK:(
i would like to say my sister went to school with lauryn and said she was a great beautiful loving and smart girl,im so sorry for her family i have a daughter also and dont know if i could live without her . Lauryns family esp parents are so strong to have lost there daughter and keep going everyday you both are awesome my heart goes out to you.
i would like to say my sister went to school with lauryn and said she was a great beautiful loving and smart girl,im so sorry for her family! i have a daughter also and dont know if i could live without her . Lauryns family esp parents are so strong to have lost there daughter and keep going everyday you both are awesome my heart goes out to you.