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Posted at 11:44 PM ET, 08/23/2010

Motorcycle crashes, bursts into flames

By Erica Johnston

A motorcyclist was burned in Prince George’s County on Monday night when his motorcycle crashed and burst into flames, county police said.

A county police spokesman said parts of the man’s body or clothing appeared to be on fire before bystanders came to his aid and quelled the flames.

The man, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The motorcycle caught fire after striking a pole about 8:40 p.m. at Marlboro Pike and Larchmont Avenue, in the Capitol Heights area, said Cpl. Larry Johnson.

-- Martin Weil

By Erica Johnston  | August 23, 2010; 11:44 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Details please? did the driver loose control ?- was he driving recklessly, or was he intoxicated?

Posted by: 1soccerhead | August 24, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

All the details WP forgot to include:

The driver is a Chinese grandfather of 4 and was traveling at 35 mph in the right hand lane when his prayer votive spontaneously combusted.

Not.

Posted by: williamhuxtan | August 24, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

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