Air Force Reservist Dies in Maryland Motorcycle Accident

by Monty Yolles on November 21, 2012

Air Force Reservist Dies in Motorcycle Accident

An accident on November 15, 2012 in Rising Sun,Marylandclaimed the life of Air Force Reservist Senior Airman Ryan Hartnett.  The twenty-year-old was traveling eastbound on MD 273 shortly after 4:00 p.m. when a driver made a sudden U-turn into the path of his motorcycle, according to authorities.

Mr. Hartnett died at the scene while the driver of the vehicle and his three passengers were transported to area hospitals for treatment.  The incident is still being investigated.

Mr. Hartnett was serving in an active-duty status with the 712th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Dover Air Force Base.  He was in training for aerospace propulsion, according to 512th Airlift Wing public affairs.

As we’ve reported before, the fact that the driver of the motorcycle was fatally injured is not surprising.  Motorcycle drivers are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident on the road than those in passenger cars. 

A person who was injured in a motorcycle accident may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, especially if the accident could have been reasonably prevented or was caused by the negligence of another driver.   Likewise, families of those killed in motorcycle accidents may be able to pursue a claim for wrongful death.

Since every case is fact-specific, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to evaluate the facts related to your case and help you choose the right course of action. 

At The Yolles Legal Group, we specialize in restoring people’s lives following such and event.  We will fight for your rights and seek monetary damages if you were injured or if the death of a family member was due to another person or company’s negligence.  Monty Yolles, founder of THE YOLLES LEGAL GROUP, is an experienced Marylandpersonal injury attorney who can review your case and help you navigate the legal system on your road to recovery.  Call Monty Yolles today at (301)670-0443 to discuss your case, or send an email inquiry to

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