UPDATE: (5:52 p.m.)—Popular radio show host Ed Norris was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday after laying down his motorcycle to avoid hitting a truck in rural Harford County.
Norris, of Hampstead, was driving his Victory motorcycle northbound on U.S. Route 1 in Darlington around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a release from Maryland State Police.
At the same time, a GMC truck owned by Ward Trucking and driven by Dedrick Jamal McClain of Windsor Mill made a left turn from Maryland Route 161 onto southbound Route 1, but allegedly failed to yield right of way to the motorcycle.
Norris intentionally laid down the motorcycle to avoid hitting the truck and successfully avoided hitting another vehicle, state police said.
He sustained injuries from the tactical skid that did not appear to be life-threatening, police said. He was flown by medevac helicopter to shock trauma as a precaution.
Norris is a former superintendent of Maryland State Police and former police commissioner in Baltimore. He currently co-hosts a morning talk show on 105.7 FM in Baltimore.
Police have charged McClain with failing to yield right of way to another vehicle.
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