Royal Garner, Md. teen killed in NE bike crash
Updated: August 3, 2011 - 07:01 am
Police ID victim killed in NE crash
Authorities are identifying a man who was killed when his dirt bike was struck by a tractor-trailer in northeast Washington.
D.C. police say the man, 18-year-old Royal Garner of Hyattsville, Md., was traveling on Florida Avenue when a tractor-trailer headed in the same direction made a wide right turn onto Eckington Place early Tuesday.
Police say Garner lost control of his bike and was struck by a rear tire of the tractor-trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say a person on a separate dirt bike who was traveling with Garner managed to avoid the tractor-trailer.
Authorities are investigating the accident.
Update 7:36 a.m.: DC Fire reports that the fatal motorcycle accident affected traffic and prevented a mother from getting to a hospital to give birth.
The woman was traveling in traffic when she began to have contractions and couldn't drive any further due to traffic.
They called 911 and a dispatcher assisted by phone. The mother was able to stop her vehicle at Florida and New York Ave NE.
Moments later a crew arrived to assist, but the baby was already born.
The mother and baby are doing fine, according to DC Fire.
Fatal motorcycle accident closes Northeast streets
According to DC Fire, a man riding a motorcycle ran into the back of a truck and was killed early Tuesday morning.
It happened in the 100 block of Florida Avenue at Eckington Place NE at about 5:15 a.m.
As a result, portions of Florida Avenue and New York Avenue are closed while police conduct an investigation.
MPD is investigating.
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