Two people have died in separate motorcycle accidents this weekend in Montgomery County – one was a woman thrown from a motorcycle during a collision in Burtonsville Friday, and the other involved a man who crashed in Silver Spring.
On Friday at about 6:21 p.m., officers were called to a crash at the intersection of Sandy Spring Road (Route 198) and Birmingham Drive in Burtonsville.
Police say a 2007 Honda CR-V was turning left from northbound Birmingham Drive onto westbound Sandy Spring Road. A 2007 Suzuki motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Sandy Spring Road. The motorcycle and vehicle collided in the intersection.
The driver of the motorcycle was taken to a local hospital with critical but what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries. He has been identified as Carlos Vinicius De Oliveira, 33, of the 7600 block of Woodbine Drive in Laurel.
The passenger on De Oliveira’s motorcycle was thrown from the bike and later died from her injuries at a local hospital. The victim’s identity has not been released.
The driver of the Honda, Allan Francis Mulligan, 82, of the 15100 block of Birmingham Drive in Burtonsville, suffered a minor injury. A passenger in his vehicle, Helene Cromwell Mulligan, 78, of the same address, was not hurt.
Only one person was involved in the county’s second fatal motorcycle accident, which happened about 5:04 p.m. Friday at the intersection of University Boulevard West and Dennis Avenue.
Police say a 2003 Yamaha motorcycle was eastbound on University Boulevard West when the bike struck the curb and the driver was thrown from the motorcycle. The driver, Kyle Brett Faulkner, 43, of the 4300 block of Maple Place in Beltsville, was taken to a local hospital, where he died. There was no one else on the motorcycle.
Anyone with information about either accident is asked to call 240.773.6620 or call the police non-emergency number at 301.279.8000. Callers may remain anonymous.