A pickup truck and a motorcycle were involved in a deadly accident this afternoon along Coastal Highway. Before the accident occurred, police were attempting to pull over the motorcycle for a traffic violation. The motorcyclist sped off to avoid the police around 26th Street. The exact details surrounding the crash are unknown at this time. However, we do know that the motorcyclist did not survive the crash. It is likely that in attempting to evade the police, the motorcyclist was speeding and that might have played a role in the accident. Coastal Highway between 26th and 28th Streets is still closed while police investigate.
As we close in on the busy summer beach season, it is important to talk about increased traffic and the higher risk of serious accidents on the way to the beach and at the beach. This weekend is Cruisin’ Weekend in Ocean City, which will bring in over 3,000 cars to show off to the public. This is always a popular event every year at the beach and results in higher traffic on the roads. Next weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, which is another busy time at the beach. Drivers need to remember to remain cautious when driving to the beach so as to avoid an accident as we head into summer.
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