Edgewater Motorcyclist in Weekend Crash in Davidsonville Has Died of Injuries

The 30-year-old man involved in a horrific motorcycle crash in Davidsonville has died of his injuries, according to Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Lt. T.J. Smith. The motorcyclist, T.J. Humphrey, of Edgewater, was taken off life support on Wednesday. He leaves behind a wife and two young children, including a newborn baby. tjhumprhey

Friends have put together a Give Forward fundaising page for TJ’s family with a goal to raise $20,000.

Humphrey was employed at Severn Auto Body. A family friend relayed that he had insurance but did not carry life insurance. The fundraiser is to help his survivors with expenses.

According to police, Humphrey was traveling southbound on Davidsonville Road (MD-424) around 2:15 p.m. on a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle Saturday when a Toyota Avalon traveling eastbound on Governor’s Bridge Road drove into his path. Humphrey was unable to stop in time and struck the driver’s side of the Avalon. Humphrey was ejected onto the roadway. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by Maryland State Police helicopter.

Police said that the cause of the collision appears to be failure to yield the right of way on the part of the driver of the Toyota, identified as Peggy Minnis, 66 of Bowie. Minnis and her passenger were taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries.

Police said that the cause of the crash appears to be failure to yield the right of way. Neither speed nor alcohol appeared to be contributing factors in the crash, according to Smith. The States Attorney’s Office will be consulted prior to any charges.

Smith said that Humphrey was wearing non-compliant headgear.

Reader-supplied photo of the temporary stop sign.

Reader-supplied photo of the temporary stop sign at the intersection of Gov. Bridge Road and Davidsonville Road.

Police are continuing their investigation.

A commenter on South River Source’s Facebook page said on Saturday that the stop sign on Governor’s Bridge Road (eastbound) had gone missing at the time of the accident. After the crash, a temporary stop sign was put in place (shown in photo at right). There is a flashing light at the intersection.


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