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Motorcyclist tried to evade traffic stop before Md. crash
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ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A motorcyclist is in critical condition after crashing his motorcycle while trying to evade a traffic stop Wednesday morning in Rockville, police said.

At around 7:47 a.m., a Montgomery County police officer tried to stop a red 2014 Yamaha driven by Ronnie King Jr., 27, on Connecticut Avenue near Aspen Hill Road. King however continued driving on Connecticut before making a right onto Aspen Hill Road.

The officer followed the motorcyclist and could not see them as they turned onto Aspen Hill. As they continued on Aspen Hill, they came upon an accident involving the motorcycle and three other vehicles at the intersection of Aspen Hill Road and Parkland Drive. 

A preliminary investigation revealed that King ran a red light and hit a 2005 Honda CR-V traveling north on Parkland Drive. King then hit a 2004 Toyota Sienna traveling south on Parkland Drive. The CR-V also struck the Sienna and a 2014 Mazda 3, which was also traveling southbound on Parkland. 

That officer was trying to pull King over because his motorcycle did not display a proper license plate, police say. MVA records show that King is not licensed to operate at motorcycle.

King was transported to the hospital, where he is in critical condition. The driver of the CR-V was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.   

The roads in the area were closed, however have been reopened since.

 

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