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Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Oakton: Did Age Play a Part?

9 November 2011 No Comment

The following is a press release about a 32-year-old man who was killed by an 85-year-old driver. Do you, the reader, think that age played a part in this collision? Do you this people should stop driving or at least be tested more often after a certain age?

Please comment below.PRESS RELEASE

A 32-year-old man was killed on Tuesday, Nov. 8 when the motorcycle he was riding struck a passenger car. The crash occurred on White Granite Drive near the intersection of Chain Bridge Road shortly after 2 p.m.

Darren Frederick Morrell of Valentino Drive in Oakton was operating a 2005 Honda CBR sport bike east on White Granite Drive.

An 85-year-old Oakton man operating a 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix, exited a post office parking lot and attempted to turn left onto White Granite from a service road.

The driver of the Pontiac apparently did not see the motorcycle and turned in front of it. The motorcycle struck the left front wheel and quarter panel of the car. Morrell was ejected from the motorcycle and struck the pavement. He was medevaced to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The occupants of the Pontiac were not injured.

Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors.

No charges have been placed at this time. The crash is still under investigation.

By: Contributing Author

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