On Monday, October 14, 2013, at approximately 2:29 PM, a bicyclist was traveling south on Ritchie Highway, just south of Jones Station Road, when she attempted to turn left across the northbound lanes of Ritchie Highway and into a nearby shopping center. As the bicyclist waited to cross traffic from a dedicated turn lane, the northbound Ritchie Hwy. traffic in Lane #1 (left lane), and Lane #2 (center lane), stopped to permit her to cross. As the bicyclist crossed over Lane #3 (right lane), she was struck by a 2013 Hyundai Sonata, driven by Allan Engler of Annapolis, MD.
There is no evidence to suggest drugs and/or alcohol contributed to the cause of this collision. Additionally, there is no evidence that the driver of the Hyundai was speeding or traveling in a negligent manner prior to this collision. The primary cause of the collision is Failure to Yield Right of Way on the part of the bicyclist.
The bicyclist, Susan Hahn of Arnold, MD was flown to Shock Trauma where she was admitted with multiple injuries.
Investigation into this collision continues.