Unlicensed Biker in Serious Condition After Causing Crash

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Unlicensed Biker in Serious Condition After Causing Crash

Huntingtown - 7/17/2006

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At approximately 10:15 pm on Friday, July 14, a serious personal injury crash occurred on northbound MD Rt. 2-4 south of Ponds Wood Road, Huntingtown. 

Investigation revealed that a 2003 Honda motorcycle driven by Jason E. Shepard (age 24 of Bowie, Maryland) was traveling north on MD Rt. 2-4 at an excessive rate of speed. Shepard failed to control his motorcycle swerved out of his lane and struck another vehicle also traveling north. 

Shepard struck a 2004 Ford Taurus operated by Mattie E. Weems (age 20 of Prince Frederick).  

Shepard was ejected from his motorcycle and sustained serious injuries.  He was transported to Prince George’s County Hospital - Shock Trauma by the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. 

Upon impact, Ms. Weems’ Ford Taurus spun around and came to a rest.  She had two passengers in her vehicle but no one was injured in the Ford. 

Northbound MD Rt. 2-4 was closed for approximately 1 hour to facilitate the investigation. 

Shepard does not have a motorcycle license.  As of this writing, he remains at Prince George’s County Hospital in serious condition. 

Charges are pending and Shepard is the at-fault driver.  

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