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Moped rider killed in crash

Howard County police are investigating a fatal collision between a moped and a pickup.

The moped's rider, Mohammed Hammad Chaudhry, 24, was killed in the crash, which occurred around 1 p.m. Sunday.

The pickup's driver, Marganta Gonzalez Cruz, 45, was not hurt.

Authorities say the crash occurred as Chaudhry was traveling east on Tamar Drive and Cruz was turning left from the westbound lane.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 6, 2010; 7:20 AM ET
Categories:  Howard , Traffic Accidents  
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The majority of posters here have it right on. I'm guessing this will shake out as the truck driver's fault for failing to yield right of way. And may even have seen the moped, but thought they could get through the light it. Seen it hundreds of times with mopeds, motorcycles, and bicycles. Two-wheelers should learn from this: proceed thru intersections with caution; even with right of way. Cars/truck please look for two wheeled vehicles and please share the road.

And if you are going to racially profile, you will realize that the victim is more likely of Pakistani decent. But, you clearly don't care.

Posted by: spagball | July 6, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I most certainly care, so do his parents Dr. Nisar & Tallat Chowdhry, his older sisters Faiza and Fatima, very large number of friends/family, literally dozens & dozens of doctors, many senators, congressmen who were/& are regular visitors to his family home hardly 5-minutes away!

He was the most precious boy, I knew him since he was born. "Hammadi" literally had a whole room full of toys when about 5 yrs old.

His parents complained he did not study. When I asked him why, he said, "I have so many toys to play with" His favorite: red fire truck!

OK I said lets make a deal, how about I take away all your toys & when you catch up your studies, you get all toys back! He agreed, kept his part of the deal & I mine!

Such was this man on yellow moped returned at the height of his youth to the care of angels, may they rejoice at receiving him with the greeting of people of paradise: Salaam Alaikum - Well being, success, peace & safety be with you! Now you get the rest of the story!

If I may say so, let no one ever take life for granted!It is the most precious gift from the Creator given without our say so, & taken back without our say so!

What remains is the time each one of us is granted, let us be truly, truly, truly grateful while we have it, find meaning & purpose & peace in it. How about we try to see which way each one of us can contribute to making life better, no matter how much ignorance & arrogance exists every where!

yes hard as it may be to believe yet,is it not true each one of us will sooner or later leave this body to be one with the earth? How that happens is to keep us thinking! Indeed we belong to Allah, the One True God, or by what ever name we choose to call our Creator, & indeed it is to him that is our return!

An old family friend

Posted by: dangmar | July 8, 2010 6:09 AM | Report abuse

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