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Posted at 2:15 PM ET, 07/12/2010

Fatal motorcycle accident in Howard Co.

By Washington Post editors

A 68-year-old Ellicott City woman was killed after the motorcycle on which she was riding was rear-ended by a car, Howard County police said Monday.

Cecilia Ann Amato was a passenger on a 2005 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle traveling eastbound on U.S. 40 near Marriottsville Road and preparing to slow down for a red light about 8:10 p.m. Sunday, when it was rear-ended by a 2008 Honda Civic, officials said.

Amato was transported by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she died from her injuries early Monday.

The motorcycle operator, Antonio J. Amato, 74, also of Ellicott City, was also transported by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he is listed in stable condition.

The driver of the Civic, Alison Lesly Walsh, 22, of the 9400 block of White Cedar in Owings Mills, was not injured in the collision. The investigation into the incident is continuing.

Search our database on motorcycle deaths for statistics in the United States for the year 2008, the latest data available.

By Washington Post editors  | July 12, 2010; 2:15 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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I bet a cell/pda was involved...

Posted by: kahlua87 | July 12, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I was traveling home to Westminster from my parent's house in E.C. The bike crossed the median strip, then in front of me, in the near lane of W. 40, I almost hit it. I was slowing for the light and didn't see the accident occur so was wondering why a riderless bike was crossing W. bound 40. It remained upright with the stereo on even after it came to rest at the W. bound guardrail! I then looked to my left and was horrified when I saw the riders lying in the road. I dialed 911 then got out to assist. The driver of the car involved in the accident was only wearing a bikini when she got out of her vehicle. I feel sorry for her, she must feel terrible for causing so much pain. I work closely with college aged kids and was concerned about her psychological/emotional well being. I hope she doesn't have a significant history of dangerous driving, if so, I hope the people responsible for putting her back on the road pay dearly for their idiocy. CAUTION: IF AN AMATO FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER, DON'T READ FURTHER!
One of Mr. Amato's legs was caught in the engine compartment of the car. He appeared to have been drug 20 ft from the intersection. His suffering was intense and vocal. Mrs. was lying in the intersection. Her back was to me but I could tell that her condition was bad. I, and my preteen daughter who was with me at the time, are still traumatized by what we heard and saw. People who put dangerous drivers back on our streets should suffer like the Amatos' and their loved ones are.

Posted by: HometownGirl | July 13, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

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