Radio Host Ed Norris Airlifted After Darlington Accident

An accident at U.S. Route 1 and Maryland Route 161 sent Edward Norris to a regional shock trauma center Wednesday evening, police said.

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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Bernie Livingston April 25, 2013 at 08:13 PM
We lost our son Sean in a motorcycle accident on Rt. 24 in Forest Hill in 2002. The driver of the car fell asleep at the wheel of his car and hit our son head on. Our son was flown to shock trauma where he died 6 days later of severe head trauma. The driver of the car paid a $50 fine, all is well for him, but our lives have been forever changed. Our prayers are with the Norris family.
KWRNED April 25, 2013 at 08:23 PM
As someone who works full time in shock trauma, ALL motorcyclists & drivers of vehicles will be flown due to mechanism of injury. His injury warranted flight, therefore, he was flown, & rightfully so. Hope he makes a full recovery!
Sanchez April 25, 2013 at 10:20 PM
Get well Mr Norris, you did your time but some are just too intolerant. Did he dip cigars in a subordinate young girls genitals and leave stains on a blue dress and lie to America? But the guy who did gets your praise as "the first black president" and you will even vote for his wife in a few years to replace Hussein Obama.. Do you people say the same about Sheila Dixon who stole from poor children? ? What double standards.
Sanchez April 25, 2013 at 10:22 PM
THANK YOU so much for doing a job most of us would not be able to handle in respect to gore and body parts and death etc.. It takes special people. I have a few in my family and friends.
Buzz Beeler April 25, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Bernie, sorry for your loss and sorry there was no justice for your son. There is no justice in this country any more just more PC-ness. The governor and those in Annapolis aren't interested in justice just what is PC.
Buzz Beeler April 25, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Nice comment there 1ke. You and your buddy are the only one plus one that equals nothing. I put mine out on Monday night.
jim k April 25, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Sorry about all of these perfect people. Ha ha get well soon comish
Dennis Gilpin April 26, 2013 at 12:54 AM
When it gets warm I "especially" look out for motorcycles . Not that I don't do it in the "off season" but it is more predominant in the warm months. I used to ride motorcycles and that area of Hartford County is great for it. Easy for a motorcycle to unintentionally be hidden by a larger vehicle. I hope Norris recovers without any lingering problems.
Mark April 26, 2013 at 01:11 AM
As a Paramedic with Marylands EMS with more than 30 years experience I can tell you that mechanics of the injury alone can merit a helocoptor ride to shock trauma. That being said, if you want more details about EMS protocols they are availabe for the public to read on MIEMSS website.
Mark April 26, 2013 at 01:33 AM
If the speed of the motorcycle at the time of the crash was above 20 mph that alone would make him a catagory C.That doesent take into account any obvious injuries or symptoms that the patient has. The protocol goes on to state that medevac should be considered if the drive time to the closest Trauma Center is in excess of 30 minutes. Bayview is the closest Trauma center to the scene of the crash .
Brian Davis April 26, 2013 at 02:46 AM
Thanks JR for your comment, It would be different if the story didn't down play his injuries then say they flew him to Shock Trama as a precaution. Sorry if I offended anyone but a life treating event didn't take a front seat in my case. I was told by the hospital why she had to travel by ground and talked to a few troopers at shock trama when I got there. The officer had a broken leg. I have all the respect in the world for our troopers and have a few friends and relatives that are police officers but it still doesn't change my mind. The news still reports that Ed's injuries are not life threatening. I've had friends lay down their bikes before, one of them even had a bone sticking out of his leg and they didn't call in the chopper for him. Just calling it as I see it. Enough said.
Steve April 26, 2013 at 02:49 AM
"I put mine out on Monday night." Who was that, your skanky Hooker?
Sandra April 26, 2013 at 02:58 AM
Did he dip cigars in a subordinate young girls genitals and leave stains on a blue dress and lie to America? Perhaps he did Mr Wacko, who is soooo particular about who he deems moral. perhaps he did. How would you know? Teapublican Creep !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did he dip cigars in a subordinate young girls genitals and leave stains on a blue dress and lie to America?
Steve April 26, 2013 at 03:05 AM
He might have Joe Blob. Were you there?
1ke April 26, 2013 at 03:08 AM
Now you are writing in your natural groove, JoeBlob. Welcome back.
1ke April 26, 2013 at 03:09 AM
Innumerate redneck.
Steve April 26, 2013 at 03:13 AM
Maybe Beeker and his BFF JoeBlob/Sanchez can ride their moped up to Newtown to keep spewing insults at the families of the Sandy Hook victims.
Buzz Beeler April 26, 2013 at 04:30 AM
steve sorry to hear you and 1ke's dirt bike was confiscated by the city PD. I understand you two rode together. I guess you'll both have to pull up your pants and walk or take the bus.
1ke April 26, 2013 at 11:28 AM
"...you dirt bike." See, Buzz? It is a redneck dialect that only old crackas identify by race.
Buzz Beeler April 26, 2013 at 12:10 PM
That is not what I wrote. Read it again,"you and 1ke's dirt bike" (singular) in my response to your buddy. You two rode together on one - bike. (singular) Speaking of race, I have never mentioned the word. You become what you associate with. What identifies 1ke as anything. You are nothing and have no standing. What goes around comes around!
1ke April 26, 2013 at 01:41 PM
In effect you did write "you dirt bike." You troubleshoot phrasing like this by ignoring parts of the phrase one at a time. "Ike's dirt bike" is correct. "You dirt bike." Incorrect. Try "your dirtbike." Then try "Ike's and your dirtbike." DUH, just Google it up...http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/jointposs.html
Karl Schuub April 26, 2013 at 07:17 PM
It takes a bit of skill to be able to strategically ditch a bike. You have to stay calm and turn off the instinct to avoid scratching the bike and I know guys with bikes that's the hardest part.
VolunteerMom2 April 27, 2013 at 08:43 AM
Lol, .......and you men talk about us women b%#$@&!* and complaining!
1ke April 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Humbling, VolunteerMom2. Humbling. ROFLMAO
Mark Greggs April 28, 2013 at 05:57 PM
your a real ass
Baltco April 28, 2013 at 09:23 PM
Like I said it is not worth it to ride these days. Too many bad drivers on the road and too many vehicles on the road. I did not say it is always the motorcyclist's fault. Motorcyclists are always way too sensitive.
Robert Curry April 29, 2013 at 05:07 AM
NO, they are NOT all flown!-A friend of mine was severely injured about 2 years ago, on Guilford Road (North of Laurel) after his motorcycle collided with a Ford F-350 pickup truck-He had punctured lungs, broken legs broken wrist, broken ribs, broken pelvis, severe bleeding-he was DRIVEN to baltimore shock trauma, at Md. university hospital! (Luckily, he is still around!)-Why no chopper for him???
Jackie April 29, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Get well soon Ed// tough group
Mike Lurz April 29, 2013 at 04:26 PM
Oh Boy...a man was hurt here and all people can do is posture for politics of tell me how much they know about motorcycles...it's not about you, its about a guy that got hurt...get well Ed and God help Maryland with this type of ass backwards thinking
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