Fatal Motor Cycle Crash in Fallston MD

[June 27, 2012, Fallston, MD] — On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at approximately 10:51am, Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies and emergency service personnel responded to the intersection of Route 147 (Harford Road) and Reckord Road for a motor vehicle crash involving a Harford County Highway's Dump Truck and a 2002 Suzuki motorcycle.

The motorcycle, operated by Samuel Agostini, age 24 of the 300 block of Locust Lane in Bel Air, MD was traveling southbound on Harford Road when it struck the rear tire on the driver's side of a Harford County Highway's dump truck driven by William Roland, age 56, of Darlington MD. According to witnesses, the motorcycle had been traveling along Harford Road at a high rate of speed, and crossing the center double yellow line to pass vehicles. After the motorcycle crested the hill, it struck the dump truck which was already in the process of crossing the intersection of Harford Road and Reckord Rd. Investigation determined that the motorcycle was unable to avoid colliding into the dump truck due to the high rate of speed it had been traveling. Agostini was fully ejected from the Suzuki motorcycle coming to rest slightly in front of a third vehicle. A 2003 Subaru sedan, operated by Richard Burns, age 62 of Kingsville, MD, which was stopped at the Reckord Road stop sign, at the time of the crash.

Samuel Agostini, operator of the motorcycle, was transported to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center by Maryland State Police Trooper 1 with serious life threatening injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital shortly before 12:30pm.

News Release

June 27, 2012


  • Monica A. Worrell

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