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One dead, 2 injured after motorcycle loses control in Frederick, police say

Police say the motorcycle was trying to pass two vehicles when the rider lost control and went up over the curb, hitting two people waiting at a bus stop.

FREDERICK, Md. — Police are investigating after multiple pedestrians were struck Thursday afternoon in Frederick, Maryland.

Frederick City Police tweeted the pedestrians were hit near Hillcrest Drive and Consett Place just after 4:30 p.m.

According to a release from police, investigators believe the motorcyclist attempted to pass one vehicle and truck that was in the process of parallel parking on Hillcrest Drive when the rider hit the truck and lost control of the bike. The motorcycle went up over the curb and hit two people waiting at a bus stop.

Police and EMS responded to help the people injured, one of the two people died from their injuries and the other victim and motorcyclist were taken to an area trauma center for help. 

Investigators have not identified any of the people involved at this time.

Commuters are encouraged to find alternative routes to avoid the area.

This is a developing story. More details will be added as they become available.


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