UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (CBSDC) — A low-lying buzzard is responsible for causing a motorcycle crash that claimed the life of an Upper Marlboro man on Sunday afternoon.
Around 3 p.m on May 6, 31-year-old David Christopher Norris was riding his motorcycle on Brown Station Road, near Brooke Lane, in Upper Marlboro when the bird flew directly into his travel path according to the Washington Post.
Norris lost control of his bike and ran into a curb and fire hydrant before striking a utility pole. He was attempting to pass another vehicle on the right shoulder of the road at the time.
Norris was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators believe speed may have also played a factor in the crash.
The wreck was the first of two bizarre accidents in the DC region in successive days. On Monday a person wrecked their Honda during rush hour on I-66, hopped out of the car and onto the windshields of passing motorists.