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Rockville motorcyclist critically hurt in crash


A Rockville man remained in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he was injured Monday in a motorcycle accident southwest of Sykesville.

State police said that John J. Moss, whose age was unavailable, was wearing a helmet but it apparently cracked during the accident.

Police were on the lookout for a speeding motorcycle traveling north on Route 97 when a Ducati 955 operated by Moss came upon stopped traffic on Route 97 north of Hoods Mill Road at 1: 06 p.m.

The motorcycle tried to pass a line of vehicles, but struck a Lincoln Continental, veered into southbound lanes and struck a truck, police said. The motorcycle and Moss were pushed backward and under the Lincoln.


Sykesville: Firefighters from Sykesville and Winfield responded to a fire alarm in the 1700 block of W. Liberty Road at 4: 06 p.m. Monday. Units were out 24 minutes.

Pub Date: 12/09/98

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