Mechanicsville, MD (June 17, 2023) – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that 19-year-old Michael Robert Benenati was fatally injured as a result of a motorcycle accident that took place on Friday morning, June 16.
It was approximately 9:45 a.m. when the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s office was notified that they were needed at the scene of a crash on Bud’s Creek Road.
Preliminary investigations provided by the Sheriff’s office indicate that a 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling west on Bud’s Creek Road when it collided with a 2017 Chevrolet truck that was pulling a trailer along the roadway. The accident caused the motorcyclist, identified as Benenati, and his passenger, 18-year-old Ashlyn Nicole Summers, to be ejected from the vehicle.
Benenati was rushed to MedSTAR St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased from his injuries.
Summers was airlifted and flown to an area trauma center for emergency care.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope Ashlyn Nicole Summers is able to recover quickly.
We offer our condolences to the family of Michael Robert Benenati at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland
In the state of Maryland, an average of 115,555 motor vehicle accidents occur annually, resulting in severe injuries that require immediate medical attention for tens of thousands of individuals. While we hope that everyone is able to get the medical care that they need to move forward, not everyone is able to recover from the injuries that they suffer in accidents. In fact, over 500 individuals lose their lives as a consequence of these accidents every single year.
Fatal motorcycle accidents also contribute to this shocking statistic. Motorcyclists face unique risks on the road, and the severity of injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents often leads to tragic outcomes. Families left behind after these devastating incidents are left dealing with the emotional and psychological toll of losing a loved one, compounded by the additional burden of financial strain. After losing a loved one, families may have legal options available.
During this very difficult time, it is crucial for grieving families to consult with our experienced wrongful death lawyers in Mechanicsville right away. Our legal team can provide invaluable assistance in navigating the legal process, ensuring that justice is pursued on behalf of their deceased loved ones. By seeking legal guidance, families can obtain the support they need to obtain the compensation they deserve and begin the healing process.
At Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, P.A., our team of motorcycle accident lawyers in Mechanicsville has decades of experience advocating for families who have tragically lost loved ones as a result of someone else's negligence. With our commitment and deep understanding of the legal system, we are fully dedicated to assisting our clients in securing the full and rightful compensation they deserve through effective legal representation.
If you are facing the devastating loss of a loved one due to a fatal motorcycle accident, we urge you to reach out to our Maryland personal injury law firm without hesitation. Schedule a free consultation by calling us at 301-699-5800 or toll-free at 877-677-1576. We are prepared to stand by your side, fighting for justice at every stage of the process.
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