UPDATE: Ocean City Police Issue Press Release on Motorcycle Crash That Killed 27-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man

July 31, 2019
Brian James Douglas II, 27, of Mechanicsville

Brian James Douglas II, 27, of Mechanicsville

UPDATE 7/31/2019 @ 10:30 a.m.: Ocean City Police Issued the following press release:

Ocean City police officers are continuing to investigate a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that occurred Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a motorcycle in the area of 45th Street. The motorcycle fled from officers, at which time the officers did not pursue the motorcycle and lost sight of the driver.

At approximately 9:44 p.m., Ocean City Communications received a call regarding a serious accident northbound at 59th Street on Coastal Highway. The preliminary investigation revealed that a motorcycle ran a red light and collided with a Ford Explorer that was attempting to make a U-turn northbound onto Coastal Highway.

Investigation revealed that the motorcycle involved in the incident was from the attempted traffic stop at 45th street. The motorcycle driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The three occupants of the Ford Explorer were not injured.

Northbound lanes of Coastal Highway were closed for several hours and a traffic pattern was established by Ocean City Public Works. Ocean City’s Traffic Safety Unit is still investigating the collision at the time of this release.

The victim’s name has not yet been released, pending next of kin notification.

UPDATE 7/31/2019 @ 8:10 a.m.: The motorcyclist who died last night in Ocean City has been identified as Brian James Douglas II, 27, of Mechanicsville.

Police have notified next of kin.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

7/31/2019: On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at approximately 9:40 p.m., Ocean City Police attempted a traffic stop on a motorcycle when the operator fled at a high rate of speed.

Ocean City Police PIO, Ashley Miller says officers attempted a traffic stop and did not pursue the motorcyclist after the driver fled.

A few minutes later, police fire and rescue personnel responded to 59th Street and Coastal Highway, for a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.

Dispatchers advised responding units the crash was in the northbound lanes and reported CPR was in progress.

Two patients from the automobile suffered minor injuries.

The motorcyclist, a 27-Year-Old Mechanicsville man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were attempting to notify next of kin early Wednesday morning and updates will be provided when they become available.

Brian James Douglas II, 27, of Mechanicsville

Brian James Douglas II, 27, of Mechanicsville

226 Responses to UPDATE: Ocean City Police Issue Press Release on Motorcycle Crash That Killed 27-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man

  1. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 7:27 am

    “fled at a high rate of speed” – Even as a fellow motorcyclist, its still difficult to sympathize with someone when they make poor choices and pay for them. People like this are the reason motorcyclists are given a bad reputation. Once again, please don’t let this man’s actions speak for us all. Its a shame that a family will now have to bury their son/nephew/grandson/etc.

    • Concerned Family on July 31, 2019 at 9:06 am

      Before anyone passes judgement please be mindful of the fact that my nephews family has access to this same article and can read the comments being made. You do not know him or his frame of mind or what fully happened in this accident before you judge him. There are also people that drive on four wheels that cause a lot of these accidents from their careless behavior . Instead of leaving judge mental comments send thoughts of love and prayers for his children and family as well as his friends who lost someone just over a week ago.

      • anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 9:21 am

        I understand where you are coming from but in the defense of the first person that post something he/she did not say anything that was not true. All he had to do was stop and he would more than likely still be alive. Taking off, running from the police never ends in a good result when you are on a motorcycle, not saying the accident was his fault but I am sure his adrenaline was pumping from trying to get away from the cops and probably wasn’t paying as much attention to the road that he should of had he stopped. I guess there was a reason he didn’t stop. Should of just faced it when he had a chance. Nothing is worth this. I have a daughter that rides a motorcycle and I cringe every time she gets on it. I pray for his family and friends that they will be able to find peace. Very hard losing someone unexpectedly. :(

        • Keeping it Real on July 31, 2019 at 12:34 pm

          Has any of the family reached to the people he injured by his actions?

          Are they praying for them?

          Not one person asking for others to be sympathetic aren’t even asking about the well being of the people he injured.

          What if he killed those people instead?

          Oh poor thing?

          Get a grip. Teach your children not to be degenerates. I’ve been pulled over for speeding. I’ve been pulled over for improper driving. I didn’t run.

          Criminals and idiots run.

          • Sam on July 31, 2019 at 4:57 pm

            Youre a jackass it said no one was injured besides him. How can you be so heartless

          • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 8:58 pm

            It clearly states he did not hurt the other people. They were not injured at all. He was no criminal nor an idiot at all. I did not know him for long but he was a kind, loving, caring and respectful young man. For all of you who are passing judgement and saying hurtful things, you have no idea what was going through his mind. When you’re on a motorcycle it is hard to hear. All motorcyclist speed. It just happens. I’ve never not known 1 person who owned a motorcycle and that has not ever gone over the speed limit. So maybe he thought they were trying to pull someone else over and just wanted to get out the way. We will never know. But saying these hurtful things will not change what has happened. Nor will this be the last accident like this. It happens all the time. His friends and family are hurting and the rude comments do not help. A lot of people who knew him also knew someone else who just passed away last week due to a motorcycle accident as well. Try to be mindful of how everyone feels. You’re not the only person who has feelings.

          • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 8:58 pm on August 1, 2019 at 5:43 pm

            Wow. You are what is wrong with the world.

          • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 11:14 pm

            I knew him and he was a damn good guy so he made a poor choice
            But you need to watch your mouth oh you poor thing

      • The REAL Truth on July 31, 2019 at 9:23 am

        We do not know his frame of mind BUT, we do know that he made the decision to flee from police on his motorcycle instead of being a law abiding citizen and taking his punishment like a man. That decision ultimately cost him his life. Every time an article like this appears there is someone who posts the same drivel about being sympathetic and “we don’t know what this person was going through” nonsense. It’s time people are held accountable for their actions. Besides, what could this person possibly be going through that excuses his reckless actions and lawlessness? He did send others to the hospital as well as a direct result of his actions! So, spare us the sympathy card. Play stupid games. Win stupid prizes! I’ll save my sympathy for the people who were NOT running from the law and got injured.

        • someone who cares on July 31, 2019 at 9:44 am

          How about save your comments for yourself! Spare the feelings of his loved ones! I hope and pray you never have you or anyone in your family make a bad decision that cost them something precious. Bad decisions come in all sizes! We are all human and sometimes we really truly have no idea or even begin to imagine what kind of lives others live as we sit and judge. I have seen some kids come from dark places that the average person just cannot even possibly know we tend to live in protected bubbles because we have never been faced in a desperate situation or had challenge bigger than life itself. Not finding excuses just not everyone handles things the same and the bottom line a family is hurting and they deserve respect. please show this family respect good choice or bad choice their son, brother, father , uncle or best friend is no longer here and they should be able to grieve without hate regardless the reason.

          • Sam on July 31, 2019 at 10:38 am

            How much do you care about the people injured, car damaged, rescue people who had to deal with another body.

            The deceased’s family isn’t being forced to read the article or comments.

          • Zane F. on July 31, 2019 at 10:45 am

            My advice to anyone who cares about him would be to avoid reading these comments. People are going to tell it like it is.

          • 54th st on July 31, 2019 at 12:05 pm

            what if he would have hit a pedestrian crossing the road. this was right by my hotel, what if he hit me or my loved ones? NO ONE is saying they are glad it happened, but they are saying that what he did comes completely back on him and should have never happened in the first place had he just stopped for the cops. This is 100% on him and no one else. I can’t sympathize with someone who could have injured someone i love by his ignorant actions.

          • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 3:39 am

            Look! He made a poor choice and no one is excusing his choice. He paid with HIS LIFE! MEANWHILE I am watching my niece suffer because of his choice. His family is dealing with his death. Show some respect. I’m sorry for the people he hit. They are alive and their car can be replaced. His life can not be. Yes he ran ran from the cops. AGAIN WE DON’T KNOW THE WHOLE STORY. STOP JUDGING!

          • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 3:39 am on August 1, 2019 at 5:45 pm

            Stop Defending. People need to own this for it to sink in.

        • OC lover on July 31, 2019 at 12:05 pm

          excellent reply especially “Every time an article like this appears there is someone who posts the same drivel about being sympathetic and “we don’t know what this person was going through” nonsense. It’s time people are held accountable for their actions.” I am sorry this boy did this to his family and friends that is who i am sorry for.

      • Anon on July 31, 2019 at 10:45 am

        Rest in piece to Stevie and Bryan. So much tragedy in such a short amount of time between people who were so so close.

      • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 11:28 am

        I worked with B and I’m soo sorry for your loss.

      • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 12:13 pm

        TOO LATE – Already done.

      • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 7:37 pm

        Sometimes you earn what you get.

      • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 10:49 am

        NO! NO! NO! It doesn’t work like that. When someone chooses to be irresponsible enough to not only put their own life at risk but many others as well, I can’t have any mercy for that individual nor does the individual deserve any mercy. He could have taken the life of anyone driving a car or someone else on a motorcycle who was simply abiding by the law and trying to get from point A to point B. It’s not about “judging” anyone, it’s about the facts of the matter. Was it really worth fleeing police at insane speeds instead of just pulling over and dealing with them?

  2. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 9:14 am

    They chased him!!! They always do!! I’m sorry this angel was called home so soon…

    • NA on July 31, 2019 at 9:29 am

      They did NOT chase him. He saw lights and ran, he did this to himself and his family.

    • DrSpock on July 31, 2019 at 9:34 am

      Angel? More like a Devil on a motorcycle! You are completely delusional, please don’t reproduce.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 9:35 am

      You are a Idiot ! 1- they did not chase him. 2- Even if they had its till his fault he is dead

    • tiredofthesepeople on July 31, 2019 at 9:35 am

      READ the article. THEY DID NOT CHASE ! This angel was STUPID and paid the ultimate price.

    • Wow on July 31, 2019 at 10:19 am

      Lets back up here. First, here is the quote from the article:
      “On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at approximately 9:40 p.m., Ocean City Police attempted a traffic stop on a motorcycle when the operator fled at a high rate of speed.

      Ocean City Police PIO, Ashley Miller says officers attempted a traffic stop and did not pursue the motorcyclist after the driver fled.”

      It clearly states, “…and DID NOT PURSUE…”

      With that being said, are you suggesting that police shouldnt chase? If a guy robs a bank, and as he exits the bank he encounters the police, if the robber runs the cops should just look at each other and shrug, and say “well, guess he got away with it”. Cuz god forbid that idiot that is running from the cops gets hit by a car during his escape and gets killed… You are a complete and total moron.

      Now, dont get me wrong, this dude on the bike did not deserve to die. That is not a just punishment. But too many people look at the result, and if the result is death, they skip over everything in the middle. Just like when there are officer involved shooting. People always say “he didnt deserve to die”. We all agree he didnt deserve to die, but actions have consequences. If the actions deserve bullets, you get bullets. And sometimes that means death. In this case, fleeing at a high rate of speed sometimes leads to an accident. Accidents on a motorcycle sometimes result in death. He didnt deserve to die, but his actions dictated his outcome. Its really sad. I feel for his friends and family. But lets be realistic and stop letting emotion take over and completely forget logic and reason.

      • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 1:14 pm

        I agree 100% with everything that you just said

    • anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 10:36 am

      It says they did not chase him. “Ocean City Police PIO, Ashley Miller says officers attempted a traffic stop and did not pursue the motorcyclist after the driver fled”

      I guess reading is not one of your strong subjects!

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      Try reading the article. They didn’t chase him, Just fortunate no one else saw seriously injured.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 1:09 pm

      They didnt chase, and a lot of times they chose not to with motorcycles. Unfortunately, police have to make the choice between serving the public interest and letting a motorcycle go. They often chose not to pursue to avoid messes like this. Its a shame some motorcyclists chose to flee instead of taking a ticket. I think everyone would agree that a ticket is better than a man losing his life. Unfortunately, choices were made that led to the latter.

    • People always want to believe cops smh on July 31, 2019 at 7:49 pm

      I’d be willing to beat they just saying they didn’t how long it take to get from 49th to 59th street come on wtf they cut there lights on him then just turned them off they just trying cover there own ass if it’s still under investigation how that part out before anything else

      • hey Dude on August 1, 2019 at 7:45 am

        I’ll take punctuation or 1 Alex.

      • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 8:18 am

        1st: You need some grammar lessons
        2nd: Read the comment directly above yours. A stop was attempted, motorcycle fled, cop didn’t pursue. What is there to lie about? Even if the cop pursued, the motorcycle shouldn’t have fled. What part of their ass do they need to cover? You think there’s a big conspiracy that the cop remote controlled the bike to speed up and crash? Some people use logic, or even common sense, when making accusations. You have used neither.

      • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 8:20 am

        The story says there’s also video which shows no police chasing him. Also just prior to the accident I saw this guy driving from red light to red light pulling in the clutch and hitting the rev limiter on his bike for attention. He did this while approaching a police car that had another vehicle stopped.

      • Dude you need a 5th grade education on August 1, 2019 at 10:30 am

        Would you also be willing to take an English course?

      • itiswhatitis on August 1, 2019 at 1:51 pm

        Your pathetic! Make sure you don’t call the cops when you need something. If you don’t have idiots breaking the law you wouldn’t have to worry about being against the cops…SMH

      • Gimme on August 1, 2019 at 2:46 pm

        dude you are so stupid

      • Anonymous on August 2, 2019 at 8:58 am

        WHAT? Speak English, PLEASE!

  3. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 9:18 am

    While we are all sorry for your families loss, he made the decision to flee the police which unfortunately cost him his life. The comment above I didn’t see as being judgmental at all. It came from a fellow motorcyclist. Whether he was in a vehicle or a motorcycle his decision to flee was not a smart decision at all. If you come to this site your going to have people comment their opinions of the situation. Again. Sorry for your families loss.

    • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 3:47 am

      Read some of the other comments. Thank you for yours. Yours was respectful. Thank you again. And yes I am related to the family that is dealing with his choices. As I did not know him personally I am close to some of his family and it breaks my heart to see the pain that was caused by his actions. No one can change them. We don’t kbow gis story and it’s not our job to judge him. He needs to R.I.P

      • Gomer Pyle on August 2, 2019 at 4:10 pm

        What is it darlin’?

        “And yes I am related to the family that is dealing with his choices. As I did not know him personally I am close to some of his family”

        • Anonymous on August 3, 2019 at 9:59 am

          She is related to some of his family, mayne his kids mother or something, doesnt mean she knows him personally…

          • Brianna Carr on August 5, 2019 at 7:31 am

            I personally was on that bike with him 2 weeks ago and was perfectly safe. No one knows the exact situation on why he did what he did . But why does that even matter. Hes gone and never coming back so all your opinions on should have , could have stfu

  4. Cassady todd on July 31, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Y’all are so petty the poor boy is dead and y’all are gonna sit here and pass judgement what if it was one of ur family members or ur child before y’all open ur mouths why don’t y’all think about that OK y’all r so petty y’all are always getting on here putting up negative comments do y’all not have anything better to do with talks time but put people down and pass judgement y’all make me so sick it’s ridiculous

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 9:32 am

      I have had both friends and family die from bad actions or decisions they have made. Well its sad BUT at the end of the day they made their bed , They need to lay in it

      • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 10:31 am

        We ALL do in the end.

    • tiredofthesepeople on July 31, 2019 at 9:38 am

      If it was my child that was so stupid by running from the cops, I would expect the negative comments, it’s just part of life.

    • Johnny5 on July 31, 2019 at 9:42 am

      2 major things hun. did you fail grammer? and nobody is putting down anybody. just truth being spoken. if you cant handle it, leave!

      • Fail on July 31, 2019 at 2:19 pm

        Grammar

    • Gimmeabreak on July 31, 2019 at 10:15 am

      How old are you? You sound like a whiny brat. Don’t you think your comment is negative and judgmental? People can say whatever they want on an open forum. Jeez

      • anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 10:40 am

        This person DEF sounds young! Does not know how to write a coherent sentence or maybe she doesn’t know what periods are because that was one hell of a run on sentence! They need to grow up that’s for sure! Please go back to school…ha

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 10:18 am

      The only judgement being passed on this guy is gonna be by the man upstairs. He made a poor decision and has left the people in the other vehicle and his family to live with the results. Leave you sympathy for them.

      • Yep - Got that Right on July 31, 2019 at 12:21 pm

        You are very correct – except:

        Don’t disrespect God by calling Him ” the man upstairs”. He made man in His own image, but His attributes and power are infinite, so please reverence His name without vain words.

        He is God Almighty – and YES INDEEDY He will judge us ALL.

        • Jimmy Swaggart on July 31, 2019 at 6:02 pm

          Oh god

          • The Funny Man on August 1, 2019 at 10:34 am

            So cute.

            Can’t wait for you to meet Him (God).

    • Bebop on July 31, 2019 at 10:21 am

      Y’all

      • Charles on July 31, 2019 at 11:28 am

        My thoughts exactly.

    • Y'all y'all y'all y'all y'all on July 31, 2019 at 10:25 am

      Cassady, get off your high horse, you are what is wrong with this country. You are one of those a**holes that decide that because he died, all of his actions need to be forgotten. The people he injured dont count because they survived. Its sad, he died. I dont know why he fled. But I know that decision cost him his life. Am I not allowed to have the opinion because you are too sensitive to face reality and facts? Why does everything have to be sugar coated? He made a choice, and the consequences of that choice cost him his life. Thats a tragic ending. Thats reality. Welcome to the real world where it isnt rainbows and unicorns

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 10:39 am

      YOUR THE SICKO,look at his case search history,he wasnt a very good person,more like criminal.STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR PEOPLE WHO BREAK THE LAW AND PUT LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AT RISK WITH THEIR CRIMES.Suppose he would have killed an innocent person or child?

      • eric on July 31, 2019 at 11:13 am

        Wow….you went that far into Brian life to look him up. UNREAL!

      • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 3:39 pm

        A case search does not give you a clear judgement of his character. The charges that he carried all had a story behind them that you may not know. Stop judging a book by its cover (what you read on the internet) you obviously did not know this man. I not only personally knew him, I just case searched to see the same things that you saw. An assault charge? maybe he was protecting someone that he cared for?

        If this were your family, I am sure you wouldn’t be on the internet posting these same comments.

        • casesearch on July 31, 2019 at 8:07 pm

          Domestic violence, assault, battery, burglary, DUI…Running from the police!

          • Here it comes now... on August 1, 2019 at 10:35 am

            Right…. But “his struggles”…..

            He was getting his life back on track.

        • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 2:29 pm

          IM SICK OF YOU WHACKOS DEFENDING THE CRIMINAL.I guess you didnt see the burglary,dui,domestic violence.your an idiot.YOU MUST BE A DEMOCRAT.

      • Anonymous on August 3, 2019 at 10:12 am

        Idiot.. yeah he may have had some struggles, and not made all the beat choices growing up but he had 2 beautiful babies who has him grow up alot, and who now have no father… looking up someones past doesnt mean u know who that person is today.. you have no idea his upbringing or what he went through growing up…not everybody is born with a silver spoon in there moutb… and yes he made another bad decision that not his family and 2 young kids have to live with

        • Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 7:32 am

          4 kids

      • AFamilyMember on August 6, 2019 at 7:05 am

        Wow, do you really not have much of a life that you actually checked Maryland case search to dig up dirt? Yeah, he had a past when he was younger, but getting his life in order. YOU and other individuals have NO RIGHT to pass judgement on someone you didn’t even know! Some of the people replying on here; with your negative and rude comments, are just down right sad and pathetic! Did he make a bad decision that night? Yes he did, do you not think for a second that his family are not grieving not only for him, but also think about all that were involved…Yes they do! Just for the record, I AM a member of his family, directly blood related! So to all you Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys sleuths on here, there are plenty of more serious cases that could use your help and opinions on!

    • Anon on July 31, 2019 at 11:15 am

      Hahaha I can’t take you seriously cassady knowing you’ve had your own kids removed from your care cause you’re a piece of trash junkie. Go sit down little girl.

    • cassaDAY's Mommy on August 1, 2019 at 7:44 am

      cassady, that GED failed you. Try again – Mom

  5. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 9:34 am

    So sorry for your loss, my prayers goes out to the family

    • Liar, Liar, Pants on FIRE! on July 31, 2019 at 12:23 pm

      Quit lying!

      You aint praying a single prayer and you know it!

      • Truthteller on August 4, 2019 at 1:51 pm

        Clearly you have issues.

  6. Kelly on July 31, 2019 at 10:00 am

    I don’t think “Concerned Family” was saying that the first person was being judgmental. I think they were just asking in advance if everyone who posts on here please think about how the family who lost a son will feel if you do post negative comments. I am truly sorry for your family. God Bless you all in this sorrowful time! I can’t even imagine the pain!

  7. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Prayers for the family at this time.

    • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 10:36 am

      And liberty and justice for all.

      • The closer. on August 1, 2019 at 5:47 pm

        Amen!

  8. Matt on July 31, 2019 at 10:04 am

    My God rest his soul and my prayers to his family and friends. We prayed the whole time we were waiting in the traffic back up.

    • Well DO Tell...... on July 31, 2019 at 12:24 pm

      Were they answered?

      • Anonymous on August 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm

        People like you are pathetic.

  9. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Y’all are some awful people putting blame on him. It doesn’t matter what he did or how he died but that he did. If you don’t have something nice to say like kind words for his family or children then keep it pushin. Cause the next time it could be your friend and/or family member and your comments wouldn’t be the same.

    • The REAL Truth on July 31, 2019 at 10:32 am

      This has to be thee most STUPID response on here! “It doesn’t matter what he did or how he died..” Are you serious? Yes… it absolutely DOES matter! If someone ran into your house and shot your kids to death then, immediately got taken down by the police and killed…. I guess it doesn’t matter what they did huh??

      YOU are what is wrong with people today! Start holding people accountable for their decisions and actions!!

      • Wiggy on July 31, 2019 at 2:21 pm

        Been saying it for years. Preach on brother.

    • . on July 31, 2019 at 10:34 am

      You will change your tune if the next person to flee the police drives over your spouse, kids, parents, etc. His death doesnt trump his actions. Its sad. We all can empathize with the loss that his loved ones are dealing with. But STOP acting like we cant hold him accountable. Its “stoopid”. He did what he did. It happened.

      • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 3:56 pm

        It was reckless what he did. The driver he hit was from another state. She was there for a sport event. She was driving with 2 teenage girls in the SUV with her. These girls not only have the trauma of being in an accident, they have the trauma of seeing his body on the side of the road. It is heartbreaking for the motorcyclists family, but people need to remember the guilt that will be felt from the girls he hit.

    • hey Dude on July 31, 2019 at 10:39 am

      The blame lies on him and him alone. Have you ever been pulled over? I have. Have you ever run? I haven’t I didn’t and didn’t die in a wreck.I ride a bike, Have for 45 years. When you run and try to elude the police and die, It’s nobody’s fault but your own.

    • Joe on July 31, 2019 at 10:44 am

      If my friend or family decides to evade Police, run a red light, put others in risk, and kill themselves then I will put the blame on them because THEY DESERVE IT just like the man in the article does for his own demise. I feel for his family but he obviously didn’t put them first when he acted in the reckless manner that ended his life. What was his advice to his children? Was it “If someone catches you doing something stupid or criminal run away and avoid responsbility?

      Screw you bleeding heart types. You’re lack of accountability for actions and “PC” culture is a desease infecting society today. You can have compassion for those negatively affected but still lay blame squarely upone the shoulders of the person that deserves it. In this case, it’s the deceased.

      • Yepper! on August 1, 2019 at 10:39 am

        Fraid SO!

    • Classic Hypocrisy on July 31, 2019 at 2:31 pm

      “It doesn’t matter what he did or how he died but that he did.”

      Is that just your opinion selectively, or is that how you feel for everyone? Did you defend Osama bin Laden and all the terrible things he did? Did you defend Stephen Paddock (Las Vegas shooter) after he killed all of those people enjoying a concert? After all, it doesnt matter what he did or how he died…

      • Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 7:38 am

        Are you really using that as your comparison? Bin laden ? Wtf

    • MadAsAMug on August 1, 2019 at 7:03 am

      Osama bin laden that poor soul. Doesn’t matter what he did or how he died but that he did…
      See how dumb you sound?

      • John on August 1, 2019 at 2:39 pm

        Thanks Obama

  10. Chaz R on July 31, 2019 at 10:07 am

    I tell my young son, no matter what, never run from the police. Stuff can be worked out, nobody wants to lose anybody in a terrible accident. bless the family and friends left behind.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      Well then I am CERTAIN that YOUR son won’t do anything wrong – since you instructed him young.

      They ALL grow up right after that.

  11. Stevenjgray on July 31, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Rest easy bro everyone who is passing judgement on him needs to stop there’s two little kids daddy who’s never gonna walk through the door again all you can say is he did it to his self who’s to say the car didn’t cause the accident fact of the matter is this young man lost his life please respect him and his family

    • The REAL Truth on July 31, 2019 at 10:34 am

      Too bad he didn’t think about those two little kids before he decided to run from the police huh?

    • 867-5309 on July 31, 2019 at 10:36 am

      Um, if he was on the side of the road, having a conversation with the police about a traffic stop, he wouldnt have been involved in the accident.

      • anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 10:45 am

        AMEN!!!! He would of probably been on his way to jail but at least he would still be alive and able to get out again but he decided to run from them. I feel bad for him and especially his family but it was of his own decisions.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 11:05 am

      According to the police report, the motorcycle ran the red light. That means it WAS his fault.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 4:46 pm

      The car didn’t cause the accident. He was fleeing at a high rate of speed and ran the red light. Read the facts.

    • Anonymous on August 2, 2019 at 8:16 am

      The car didn’t cause this, his reckless driving and disrespect for the laws did. For 2-3 blocks leading up to the light he stopped at he nearly cause a few accidents. That will all come out on videos from street cameras. He was in the left (u-turn/left turn ) lane Revving his engine the officer rolled in behind him and turned on his lights, he looked at the cop and took off through the red light we were at,the officer turn off the lights and made a left hand U-turn (he did not follow him), my wife was driving she went from being angry at him to her and my daughter crying seeing him on the ground and people rushing to help him. I have two sons 26/19 years they love bikes and snowmobile s and I can’t imagine what the family is going through but it went from some possible illegal lanes change/ noise tickets to a lose of a young life. My condolences to the family.

  12. Terrie on July 31, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Wow. Some of you need to find your heart. You really should be ashamed of yourselves. Seriously,you really should. When you wake up tomorrow, please try to be a better and more compassionate person. It really isn’t that hard. Just pretend for one minute that this tragedy happened in your family. You have to bring your boy home. Funeral arrangements need to be made. Someone needs to keep his parents from falling apart.Someone in the family will have to identify him. Someone will have the responsibility of choosing his burial clothes.Lives are changed forever. There will be an empty place at the table every Christmas now. Many, many tears are being shed. Hearts are breaking. Empathy people. Show a little Empathy. God help us all from people like you.

    • What? on July 31, 2019 at 11:15 am

      Do you really think the parents will be reading this while they are doing all you said above? Keep your bleeding heart to yourself. You too could have written some kind words for the family but you didn’t. You posted to try to shame other posters. God help us all from people like yourself.

    • Publius on July 31, 2019 at 12:16 pm

      No. God help us from people who put others in danger.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 12:40 pm

      All those things are true for this family – and I have personally done those things myself.

      But don’t miss the real point here. Not a single comment here was written in evil or with mal intent to his family. But there is a raw truth here that should not be glazed over, because the facts show it. And ignoring the truth may keep others from committing the same error.

      Denial of the facts is one thing, but telling others a lie concerning these facts is worse.

      So let the truth be known, and let those with compassion do what their heart suggests.

    • Blame it on the rain, yeah yeah on July 31, 2019 at 2:34 pm

      If only HE cared as much about that stuff as you do… Just a difference of opinion I suppose. The bleeding hearts find fault with everyone and everything short of blaming the ONE person who bares the blame. Its fascinating. He didnt care about who needed to identify him, so why should I?

  13. Ima Morawn on July 31, 2019 at 10:39 am

    All a y’all that are passing judgement and all a y’all that aint got nothing nice to say need to not be saying it. This man got a family that grieving right now. It aint matter he ran from the cops. It only matter he dead cuz the cops actions made him flee. If they aint had put on the lights he aint been fleed and he would be alive.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 11:08 am

      The cops actions made him flee? Are you kidding me? He CHOSE all by himself to flee from the cops. Even after the cops stopped pursuing him, he ran a red light. He caused this, no one else. You are a complete idiot.

    • anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 11:18 am

      You are kidding me right?! So….its the cops fault because he OBVIOUSLY was doing something wrong. They were going to stop him and probably give him a ticket for whatever traffic infraction he committed. It was his dumb*** fault he didn’t stop! If he wouldn’t of run from the cops he would probably still be here with your ghetto talking a** right now. I feel bad for his family because he didn’t think of them when he took off but it sure as hell is NOT the cops fault you idiot! You really need to go back to school and grow up because you really have no clue how dumb you sound!

      • People take note.... on August 1, 2019 at 10:43 am

        Look at the name – “Ima Morawn”?

        It is sarcasm.

        • itiswhatitis on August 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm

          LOL…has to be a moron to say something as stupid as that!

    • Charles on July 31, 2019 at 11:26 am

      Sounds like someone didn’t pay attention during the grammar section in English class…

    • werwe on July 31, 2019 at 11:35 am

      You’re stupid. It does matter that he ran. If he had pulled over none of this would have happened. He should have manned up and gotten the ticket. The cops made him flee? GTFO! He made himself flee. The cops didn’t have their hand on the throttle. He may have been going way over the limit and last time I checked, that’s against the law and most cops let you go over that about 5-9mph or so. Again, you’re dumb as a box of rocks. Possibly dumber. I hope you haven’t reproduced.

    • Johnny5 on July 31, 2019 at 11:57 am

      you have surpassed all ignorant comments with this one. you definitely win the most ignorant comment award. blaming the cops for turning their lights on, lmao

    • Truth on July 31, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      No one is saying anything rude. They are saying the truth. Sometimes the truth hurts. Doesn’t make it not true.

    • wow on July 31, 2019 at 12:12 pm

      you sound like an idiot. Please learn how to talk before you make your ignorant comments public. You are a disgrace. The cops did as they do for every traffic stop. He fled. It is 100% on him.

    • Announomous on July 31, 2019 at 12:42 pm

      WOW, Ima!!!!!!!!!! You must have dropped your English classes all the way through school. Life is what you make it. Bad choices, poor dicisions = negative.

    • Anon on July 31, 2019 at 12:45 pm

      Your logic is as twisted as your attempt at writing English grammar.

      Go back and READ the article. Your statements are wrong.

      This is tragic, but the young man brought it all upon himself.

      A life-ending error. Nothing more, nothing less.

      Mourn and grieve with this family.

      • Hahahahahahaha on August 1, 2019 at 7:47 am

        Holy sheeeeet Batman. None of you idiots read the post from “Ima Morawn”, get it, “I’m a moron”and grasp the sarcasm of the post. The post was funny, but not nearly as funny as all of you dipsh*ts. That is a stellar troll job.

    • Troll On on July 31, 2019 at 2:22 pm

      You are a moron.

    • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 7:21 am

      This is the most ignorant thing I have ever read ! Please go back to bed and try this all over

  14. Brett on July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am

    This story is sad, and oh so preventable. As motorcyclists we have to recognize how vulnerable we are on our machines. I won’t pretend to know what he was thinking when he decided to run, but with no pursuit I assume the speed itself was enough to end his life tragically.
    Rest easy rider

  15. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 11:09 am

    HOW CAN ANYONE SAY NEGATIVE COMMENTS ON A PUBLIC FORUM ABOUT SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN KILLED??? DO YOU NOT HAVE ANY CONSIDERATION OF THIS MAN’S FAMILY???? HOW DARE YOU!!!! You should be ashamed of yourselves!!! First of all, we have all made many mistakes and had close call situations where we were lucky enough to survive so just because he happened to screw up doesn’t mean any of us should boast about how he did it to himself! Like you are all so high and mighty and never make mistakes!!!! Do you honestly feel good about yourself to crush someone when they are already dead??? Keep your opinions to yourself and let this man’s family grieve without the distractions of how ugly and awful people can be!

  16. Top one on July 31, 2019 at 11:10 am

    This boy had this coming. This is one left bad criminal that we have to worry about now is Judy would just stop having children we would be good

    • Unforgiven on August 1, 2019 at 10:45 am

      “We ALL got it comin kid”.

  17. Johnny5 on July 31, 2019 at 11:11 am

    You get the internet award for the stupidest comment ever. Blaming the cops for turning there lights on. You a are a moron. They should arrest you for the ignorance spewing out of your mouth. Fact is, he broke the law. He chose to run from the cops and had his day judged. I’m sorry for the 2 little girls, but had he of just stopped, he would of lived.

    • Clown show like you read about on August 1, 2019 at 7:52 am

      Talk about morons. Wow Johnny5. Where to begin. the word is HAVE. What is wrong with the education system where soooooooooooo many people confuse the word “of” with the word “have”, How dumb is that? “…but had he of just stopped, he would of lived.” WTF?!?!?!?! Next time try:
      Had he just stopped (or in your case, had he have stopped), he would HAVE lived.”. And you are calling people morons? You? Also, try to figure out the difference between “there”, “their” and “they’re” and try to use them in a sentence.

  18. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 11:12 am

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers and comfort.

    • Best You Could Offer. on August 1, 2019 at 10:47 am

      “Prayers and comfort”

      What is that? Your own special recipe?

      A third-party suggestion?

      You sure got gushy on ’em didn’t ya?

      Get Real.

  19. Godiva Smooth on July 31, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Praying for his family, it doesn’t matter what happened, it only matters theres a mom, father and other family members that no longer have their loved one. God bless you all and you’re in my prayers.

  20. Over It on July 31, 2019 at 11:30 am

    How about trying to have some respect, empathy, compassion and stop being so heartless. I truly hope you never suffer such tragedy in your family whether it be in a vehicle accident, drugs or anything that people need peace and comfort. Loss of life no matter how is a loss to the family. We weren’t there. Think of the family during this troubling time. Keep your judging words out amongst yourselves. You wouldn’t want others judging you.

  21. Concerned Resident on July 31, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Does SMNews Lock the comments at all? I think you should at this point and just only open it up to people not trying to be controversial just because “they can”.Just because you can say stuff, doesn’t mean you should. The comments section here is just riddled with insensitive statements. They aren’t incorrect, it’s just this isn’t a time or place for it.

    • Johnny5! on August 1, 2019 at 6:08 am

      why would they “lock” the comments on an open web site? If you don’t like what you see, don’t read smnewsnet!

  22. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Maybe something good can come form this loss. Maybe a friend, family member, or just someone reading the article who also is currently an irresponsible rider will use this as a good life lesson. Just because you have a motorcycle it doesn’t make you invincible, doesn’t make you above the law, doesn’t make your time on the road any more precious then anyone else’s time on the road. Every time someone on a motorcycle runs from cops, weaves between cars and in and out of traffic, or travels at a ridiculous speed they put everyone on the road with them at risk. To his family, I am sorry you are having to deal with his loss. Sometimes family members or friends make terrible decisions not thinking how their actions will affect others if the worse case scenario happens.

  23. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Hopefully, someone left a classy shrine in his honor. Like the one on 235 across from Ledo’s in LP. Nothing says classy like leftover open wine and liquor bottles to commemorate a fallen loved one!

  24. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Our family is staying in a TH at the scene of the accident. Earlier in the evening this same motorcyclist was driving south dangerously crazy and fast, revving his motor. His cycle could be heard several blocks as he drove south. We were not surprised to see his cycle involved in this deadly accident. It is sad that his need to “show off” resulted in his death. The force of his hitting the car threw him at least 25-30 yards before landing in a grassy area, and there was nothing left of the motorcycle except torn metal. We pray for his family during this sad time.

  25. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Rest easy dude !

  26. anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    i was in the traffic at the time, we saw it happen. and unfortunately it was sad and i pray for his family but he made a poor decision. no need to point it out. i’m sure his family is well aware.

  27. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Yes very tragic, me and my family are staying in a condo and we’re on the balcony, we heard him pulling the clutch in on his green Kawasaki and pegging the rev limiter the whole way up coastal highway, then came back down the highway and heard him the whole way , then heard the loud bang as he hit the Ford Explorer, we ran down to the accident and what a mess . He was already gone . My prayers go out to everyone involved. Yes bad decision but never want anything like this to happen .

  28. Terri on July 31, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Sometimes we don’t make the right choice but for it to end in death is tragic. Sorry for the families loss. My prayers are with you.

  29. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Rest in peace I’m so sorry to his family

  30. M on July 31, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Another article states that there is video of a chase

  31. ripriders11 on July 31, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Sad very sad, unfortunately, as a mom of a former MX racer & owner of a Harley, riding is dangerous, period, add into that speed well, it just doesn’t mix well on pavement. As a rider, you do realize that, you take it as it is, respect it, try to prevent it. Someone told me when our son first started racing, it’s not a matter of If its a matter of When & how bad. After our son stopped racing, he bought a street bike & had a deer run out of nowhere at him on the bike, going 55mph & a friend on the back, he did sever an artery, suffered road rash, thankfully his slide out skills & gear saved them from worse, ER doctor said they were very lucky, he said he couldn’t tell you how many patients he see’s from motorcycle accidents going just the speed limit & most don’t survive.
    Prayers to this young man’s family & friends, who also are in mourning, they just lost a friend of this man, on a motorcycle too, both of them knew the risk every time they got on the bike, heck we know the risk every time we enter our car. Pray for their small children & loved ones, for they are the ones left here to suffer the pain & loss of losing them.

    • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 10:54 am

      Yada Yada Yada

      Who cares?

      This isn’t about YOU!

      • ripriders11 on August 2, 2019 at 9:37 am

        No & its not about YOU either. Yada Yada Yada Anonoymous, get a life.. Oh yeah you don’t have one. Your one bashing this young man & making assumptions where you know nothing, put your name on her coward.

        • Hypocrite right here folks on August 4, 2019 at 9:03 am

          Says ripriders11. You can’t make this stuff up!

  32. Tony B on July 31, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    A young man lost his life guys, be respectful and leave condolences for his family. I grew up with him and he was an awesome guy. Yes I agree that he should not have fled. I agree, but there is two precious little girls and a family and friends that will not see there loved one ever again. Keep your negative comments to yourselves. Would you want people bashing your family member/friend/son/father/ mother etc. If they did something similar? No you would not. Grow a heart. It’s easy to talk smack on your phone. I’d have yall asses if u do it in front of me. He was a good friend of mine. Show love, not negative words. Southern Maryland will miss you B.

    • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 8:14 am

      An awesome guy with a pretty bad rap sheet. But hey, he was awesome.

      • Anonymouse on August 8, 2019 at 12:27 pm

        Right! His criminality and anti-social behavior was awesome! Hilarious!

  33. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    If y’all want to be Judge mental leave your name address and a brief message and we will come find you for Brian Douglas was a great man and you are being very disrespectful after everything his family is going through and stop hiding behind computers and phone like pussy

    • John on July 31, 2019 at 5:14 pm

      Awesome guy? His criminal record says otherwise

      • Cool on August 1, 2019 at 8:02 am

        Considering these putz is literally threatening violence to anyone that has spoken the truth, er, I mean spoken unkindly, it is clear that they dont understand what type of behavior is acceptable. Thus leading them to think this guy was “a great man”…

    • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 8:00 am

      You Mean ” Judgmental “

    • Oh the Irony on August 1, 2019 at 8:15 am

      Says “anonymous.” Hypocrite much?

    • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 8:28 am

      Who is Judge Mental? Are they related to Judge Judy?

    • You is Ignorant on August 1, 2019 at 8:36 am

      My name be “You Is Ignorant!”
      My message is he got exactly what he deserved. As a matter of fact, I would bet that the owners of the SUV he hit sue his insurance company for damages.
      I will be at the corner of “You are a Moron Drive” and “Learn the English Language Circle”.
      See you soon punk!

    • Not an idiot on August 1, 2019 at 11:08 am

      SAYS ANONYMOUS. LOOOOL.

  34. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    K- K- Krama!!!!

  35. Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Maryland has a No Chase police on motorcycles who are excessively speeding. Police lit him up and he took off, and then 14 streets later he smacked an SUV.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 7:53 pm

      Maryland does not have a no chase policy…the no chase is jurisdictional…dont try this and calvert…they will chase

    • Johnny5 on August 1, 2019 at 6:14 am

      you sir are wrong. there is no policy that affects the state. its a case by case basis decided by the county’s themselves. the commander can call the chase at any time.

  36. Stephanie on July 31, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    First hand saw the crowd of people who had to witness this tragic event. These people, young and old, here trying to enjoy their vacation forever scarred because this man chose to act recklessly. Chose, I say, because if you look up this man, he had a serious history of law breaking. Domestic violence, assault, battery, burglary, DUI. Our judicial system continues to allow people to chose to act this way, and while yes I feel bad for his family, I feel worse for the people who had to witness or be a part of this event.

    • Seth on July 31, 2019 at 11:34 pm

      So you look up the history of a dead dude? You’re a pos loser. Nobody’s perfect. Anybody that knew him knew he was a good person. You’re pathetic. RIP dude. I feel for your family.

      • Fake News on August 1, 2019 at 9:00 am

        It cracks me up that there is documented evidence that he wasnt a model citizen, yet there are people acting like he was perfect. 2019 America right there. Facts are irrelevant, the only thing that matters is your opinion, your feelings, your perception. You think he was a great guy, so that is the final determination. Thanks for letting us all know what our opinion is supposed to be

    • Eric on August 1, 2019 at 5:18 am

      Let me see how you think….a person was killed so let me look up his background! I don’t understand why people must feel the need to do that. What do you get of it? Whats wrong with you? You want to try and prove something? What’s your name so we can look you up? Get a life!

      • Tell it like it is on August 1, 2019 at 8:17 am

        Because a lot of people are on here saying how awesome he was and what a great guy he was. Looks like his record says otherwise.

        • Ab on August 3, 2019 at 11:21 am

          Did you know him??? Oh u didnt… people change. Some people go through alot, and u have no idea what his upbringing was like, you have no idea what his struggles where.. making bad choices doesnt always make u a bad person.. he has 2 young kids that really helped him turn his life around..was he perfect ? No. None of us are.. the few times i was around him he was super nice and respectful and loved his kids.. most of the time when u have somebody who gets in trouble a bit it stems feom something, something none of u know anything about.. terrible decision, yes 100 percent but 2 kids lost there dad….

          • Grammar Police on August 4, 2019 at 9:07 am

            No I didn’t know him. What I do know, however, is the English language. Try it some time and you won’t look like a fool.

      • Joe on August 1, 2019 at 10:12 am

        You posting your opinion of strangers to the very strangers that you are impugning for needing to “get a life” isn’t any better than the thing you’re speaking out against. Maybe you need to reflect inward on how you’re spending your time?

        People usually look it up to see if the guy was of decent character and if it’s worth mourning a stranger. Or, they want to challeng the notion that this “poor soul” didn’t deserve to meet his end. Or, they’re curious and enjoy feeling validated if/when they verify that their opinion of the peron in question.

    • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 10:57 am

      Thank you Stephanie. I totally agree. He had no business eluding police in the first place or operating a vehicle at extreme speeds.

  37. Ron on July 31, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Did the police say why they attempted to stop the motorcycle and also what police do you know wouldn’t go after someone they pulled over unless the pull over wasn’t justified. The police will always give chase. They probably told the Ford if the didn’t agree with the report they would be cited for an illegal U turn
    And vehicular homicide. Hello! The “story” doesn’t make any sense but 27 y/o is dead by vehicular homicide.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 5:13 pm

      OMG you can’t be serious. The “story” / facts make perfect sense. SMH.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2019 at 5:14 pm

      OMG you can’t be serious. The “story” / facts make perfect sense. SMH.

    • Janine Baker on July 31, 2019 at 6:58 pm

      I didn’t know this young man, but I do know a young woman affected by his death. Congrats to people who had the guts to use there names instead of cowardice anonymous. Regardless of his past, this young man’s family does not need to have him raked over the coals after losing him. Be Christian. Have some compassion!! Offer sympathy and prayers for them instead of criticism!! BTW, who’s business is his past? Not anyone. You obviously are a busybody with too much time on your hands. Get a life…oh yeah, you will have one, he won’t!! So sad for his family, Taylor Donaldson and friends❤❤

      • Janine Baker on July 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm

        This is not a reply to Ron. Just a comment.

        • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 10:56 am

          Thank you Rev. Baker.

          Now pass the collection plate.

          Let’s all sing Cum Bya

  38. Karen creasey on July 31, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    I was there last night. We are staying right where it happened. Very tragic. I will say that when I got there to see what happened the paramedics were working very hard to save his life. I prayed and still pray for his parents and family. It was very upsetting and we had to leave. Please do not doubt for a minute that if he could have been saved he would have been the paramedics, firemen and all police officers that were there were very proffesional and were committed to his well being. I know it is hard for family and friends of his to believe that but it is true. I commend them for thier professionalism.

    • Roger J on August 1, 2019 at 7:11 am

      Those guys are amazing….not always the best & brightest but always the first to react bravely to any situation. We thank them all!

  39. Hotel guest on July 31, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    No the police did not chase him. Where you there did you see it happen? I assume not because I assume that if you did you would know he was not chased. We sat at our hotel we watched him fly through the intersection going one way and heard him rev his motorcycle countless times. Assuming he was in a parking lot bc it sounded continuous and actually looked at each other and said wow is he going to keep that up all night and realizing he wasn’t in a parking lot he was coming FAST hitting his rev limiter and then a huge explosion as we watched parts of his bike fly. No he was not chased our friends were first on the scene and a cop came on the opposite side as the accident. Next time you think you know what happened make sure you saw the entire thing unfold! It is tragic and many families and people are now affected. The family in the car who was simply going for ice cream has to live with the fact that in an accident they were involved in a man died. A family got a know on the door last night that their loved one isn’t coming home and the people that were first on scene have to live with the vision of the accident scene forever etched into their memory. He had a lapse in judgement and so many are now affected. I do not know him or the family but as we watched this unfold my heart broke for all parties involved.

    • ripbs11 on August 1, 2019 at 8:40 am

      Wow, so very sad for all. Yes, you live with it, I know personally having come upon a few incidents that you just never forget. Not knowing the deceased personally but knowing someone who is close to him, know that he had just come from a very emotional funeral, was his recklessness that ultimately led to his death due to emotions, for the friend who passed unfortunately it was on his motorcycle too. I don’t know either of the men that passed, don’t know if this was the way they rode & if it was, that’s truly unfortunate, but was it was due to emotions of the passing of his good friend, doesn’t make it right by no means, but just kind of wonder if his emotions was a big part of what transpired.
      Prayers to all for peace & comfort.

    • Idiots Everywhere on August 2, 2019 at 5:53 pm

      So what? The dude broke the law. Are the cops supposed to look the other way? Simple solution is don’t break laws. You morons are always looking for someone to blame instead of where the blame lies; like in this case. That idiot should have just stopped and no one would have even known who he was or why he was stopped.

  40. John on July 31, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    he was scum just like you

    • Anonomous on August 1, 2019 at 9:46 am

      Omg so satanic

  41. Gimmie on July 31, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    the Cops backed off from chasing him at high speeds just to avoid this from happening and he still wrecked his bike putting a lot of people in jeopardy and some got injured, so tell me who is going to pay for their injuries. they most likely had his plate information to avoid a high speed chase so the fault is squarely on this gentleman NOT the cops, they did the right thing.

    • Anonymous on August 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      Nobody was injured you idiot. FFS can you idiots read?

  42. Kim Green on July 31, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    I know this young man’s family very well, in fact they are like family to me. Those of you who feel the need to come on here with your negative hateful comments, guess what he can’t see them. Only his family and friends that loved him can. The people that are left hurting didn’t do this and don’t deserve what is being said. This world is a sad place when everyone wants to be a right fighter instead of just showing some compassion. God bless all those that were involved in this terrible tragedy. Prayers to both family’s and all the first responders.Jeff and Karin Lee I love you and am here if you need anything.

    • Matt Steele on August 1, 2019 at 7:45 am

      Wow! Is running from the police a family affair? You may want to add a “don’t run from the police prayer” to your prayer warrior handbook. Please don’t procreate.

    • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 8:14 am

      Why would the family look at this site? This is not an obituary site or a condolence site, it is a news site. There are a lot of people frustrated with the reckless drivers of cars and motorcycles on the road. This man obviously didn’t even give a thought to the people that might be on the road with him or pedestrians that are all over that area. Luckily he didn’t kill anyone else but that is not always the case. My best friend from high school was killed waiting at a crosswalk by someone running from the cops. I don’t blame the cops, I blame the one that chose to run. People are always going to judge, it is in our nature when we see or experience the tragic aftermath of reckless and illegal behavior. The family should stay away from public articles about him, remember the good times they had with him, and focus on moving forward.

  43. DEVIL on July 31, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Domestic violence, assault, battery, burglary, DUI….Running from the police! These do not sound like the actions of an angel….Don’t worry I will keep him warm ;)

    • Pull Back on August 1, 2019 at 10:53 am

      Dude – that is a bit harsh – and certainly out of line.

  44. Micah on July 31, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    I don’t usually comment on articles but how can everyone be so cruel. What happened is terrible but a family that just lost a loved one should have to read some of the things you heartless people say. I hope some of you people find compassion in life and change to be better people. I wish the family my prayers.

    • Joe on August 1, 2019 at 8:39 am

      They’re commenting (myself included) because the person in the article caused his own death and nearly caused the death of others with his stupidity. While some people point this out (and also point out the guy’s arrest record for Domestic Violence, theft, and assault) others type useless platitudes and well-wishes towards the family asking us to think of them when obviously, the guy who died didn’t even bother to.

      “He has kids!”. Yeah, kids that he had to be taken to court to support, kids who will never see him again or know him. His fault, not ours. Thankfully, the people in the car get to see their loved ones. A few more MPH, a little time difference, or a foot or two in either direction and we might have had one more dead (but innocent) person. Oh noes, people commenting are meanies! Boo hoo.

  45. SweetB on August 1, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Is it possible it was suicide by bike? It’s been noted he recently lost a dear friend. No one really knows what was going on in his head…thank the good Lord no other lives ended that evening.

  46. Mel on August 1, 2019 at 1:26 am

    PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES EVERY DAY AND NONE OF THE IMBECILES LEAVING NEGATIVE COMMENTS DESERVE THE ABILITY TO TYPE THEIR SELFISH, INSENSITIVE WORDS.
    WHEN YOU ARE FACED WITH A LOVED ONE DYING I HOPE YOU REMEMBER THE INDECENT AND UGLY WORDS YOU CHOSE TO ADD TO THIS MANS FEED.
    NO ONE IS PERFECT – NO ONE AND HE HAS PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR HIS MIATAKES AND ALL YOU ANIMALS CAN SO IS ARGUE YOUR IRRELEVANT OPINIONS !!
    EVIL RATS ….. NASTY SAD EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN

    • Idiots Everywhere on August 1, 2019 at 8:20 am

      Mistake? A mistake would be leaving the toilet seat up, or forgetting to take the trash cans to the street. This was a criminal act, plain and simple.

    • Joe on August 1, 2019 at 8:33 am

      Why are you name calling people that you do not know? That reeks of hypocrisy on your part. Calling a complete stranger an Imbecile, an Evil Rat, or a Nasty Sad Excuxe for a human isn’t very Christian and is simply negative commenting on your part.

      How about you follow your own advice there Mel. Nobody likes a hypocrite.

      • Mel on August 2, 2019 at 3:18 pm

        Im not a christian…. i dont need a cult to validate me

    • Flo on August 1, 2019 at 10:58 am

      Wow Mel – You should go back to the diner and cool off.

  47. Habeebs on August 1, 2019 at 2:52 am

    I read the news from the county from time because I lived there for so long. Never do the comments cease to amaze me; I always walk away from the hateful, insensitive comments feeling absolutely ashamed of the place I once called home. Some of you, with your ignorant, bitter, sociopathic comments shoujd literally be ashamed of yourselves. Seeking therapy would probably be a great idea, as well. Some of these comments about this boy losing his life are nothing short of disgusting. The fact that there are people out there capable of spewing such nastiness, the type of nastiness represented in some of these comments, perfectly defines everything that is wrong with humanity in this world. Some of your comments makes me wonder what in the actual F went so wrong in your life that you lack the basic moral code of showing even an ounce of respect for the loved ones this going man left behind. Was he wrong for doing what he did? Definitely. Could other lives have been lost because of his actions? No doubt. The fact of the matter is he lost his life because he made a stupid decision. All you heartless, empathy bankrupt keyboard warriors should be ashamed of yourselves. Honestly, I’m embarrassed for you. You are all, without a doubt, the scum of the earth and I hope, for the sake of your loved ones, you never make a bad decision that results in your death.

    • Ghost Rider on August 1, 2019 at 8:23 am

      Who cares how many lives he dangered though, right? Innocent people are lower on the scale than this dude. Obviously.

      • Habeebs on August 1, 2019 at 3:26 pm

        Weird, I don’t recall saying nobody cares about the other lives that could have been lost. At no point did I say that. Take some reading comprehension classes, because you obviously didn’t get the point of my comment. But hey, if it makes you feel good about yourself to literally do nothing but hurt his family and friends even further by making insensitive comments about theirr dead son/brother/father then so be it. That Karma train will come your way.✌

        • Ghost Rider on August 2, 2019 at 6:03 pm

          Will do! This guy drove like a moron and put other people’s lives in danger. He’s got a nice criminal rap sheet that suggests he made crappy decisions. I for one am sick of people defending obvious turds of society. The law abiding tax payer deserves better. Carry on.

          • Ab on August 3, 2019 at 11:47 am

            Is he here to read your comment, loser??? Nope he isnt.. so who is it your trying to bash or hurt… i dont believe his family or friends did anything to u, did they?? So your words are invalid….nobody said he didnt do antthing wrong, nobody said he made a good decision, we are saying have some respect for his family….. he is gone, u cant punish him with your repetitive ignorance.. he is punished to the fullest so have so heart for the people he left behind.. we have all done things in our life we wish we could turn back the time and im sure if he have he would have also

    • Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 3:46 pm

      So you chastise people for judging him while at the same time casting judgement on them. Maybe this story brings people to a bad place like it does for me. I lost a good friend to a turd that decided to run from the cops. My friends only mistake was being in the wrong place at the wrong time. What went so wrong in your life that you can’t empathize with people who are frustrated at taking their own lives into their hands just by walking through a crosswalk because of the reckless drivers and people who think they are above the law. Would you have the same reaction if he plowed into a family waiting patiently for the walk sign to light up? It was only dumb luck this wasn’t the case. People are walking every ware in the area he crashed. When my friend was hit he was stuck under the car screaming in pain for over 20 minutes before he went silent and never regained consciousness. His last half hour on this earth was agonizing torture and I only wish everyone could get the mental picture of his mangled body and him screaming a second before they decide to drive recklessly or run from the cops. Unfortunately some people have to learn the hard way.

    • Anonymous on August 2, 2019 at 3:35 pm

      You said it perfectly!

  48. Roger J on August 1, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Knowing that he had lost his best friend very, very recently while riding together, couldn’t beat the demons who convinced him into a bad decision to WFO.

    God Bless them both…and to their families who have no choice but to endure the pain and go on…..

  49. Ms. Wilson on August 1, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Reading all these comments makes me cringe. People really say things behind the keyboard they would not say to a person’s face. Most have no empathy at all. They should hope and pray nothing like this ever happens to their family. Each person makes their own choices in life and it can be good or bad. Condolences to the family. Plain and simple.

    • fahqueue on August 1, 2019 at 3:58 pm

      This is why Al Gore invented the Internet. So we can have a platform to say what we really think.

  50. Karen on August 1, 2019 at 9:06 am

    I am so sad to read what some people are saying about this man. I was there to see them trying to save him in his last seconds of life. My God people have some compassion. He did wreck he made some bad choices but he had a family. All of us and I mean all of us do wrong, If you were not there to see what I saw then shut your mouths. It was very tragic and I pray no one would ever go through it.

  51. itiswhatitis on August 1, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    You are one ignorant person Angel! How the hell is it the cops fault? They didn’t chase him. They didn’t want any pedestrian (because there are many in Ocean City during the summer) to get hurt so they let him go. He should of just stopped! Its very sad but true!

  52. Eric on August 1, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Sweetb i was thinking the same

  53. JustThinking on August 1, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    This story reminds me of an event I witnessed last year in West Virginia. We were on our way for a weekend camping/kayaking trip. About two miles from camp we cam across an accident involving a motorcycle. The individual involved in the wreck was speeding and hit a tree. The authorities had not arrived and civilians were directing traffic. Once we got to the point of the accident, I looked directly into the eyes of the accident victim, someone was holding his head up on their knee (basically). It was very eerie in the fact that I realized he might not make it. For a brief moment we just stared into one another eyes. Fast forward to this year, I was speaking with a friend of mine from that area. I asked if this individual had survived, he didn’t. I was saddened to hear that he had passed away four days later. Although I never knew this young man my heart still goes out to him and his entire family.

  54. Anonymous on August 1, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Thoughtful prayers and sympathy for the family and friends

  55. Joe on August 2, 2019 at 12:58 am

    All I can say is WOW, rip Brian prayers to everyone I mean everyone involved

  56. Anonymous on August 2, 2019 at 2:55 am

    My next door neighbor on 68th said they chased him. He stated that he saw the initial stop then the aftermath. I kno i sure did. Rip.

    • Idiots Everywhere on August 2, 2019 at 6:04 pm

      Who cares? Are the cops now no longer allowed to enforce laws? If so let’s get rid of them all together and see what happens. Idiot.

  57. Ryan on August 2, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Everyone has skeletons and a past but some of you never got caught. You all seem to put yourself on a high horse but this kid chose to make a reckless decision and lost his life. I don’t know him but it’s sad for everyone involved. Breaking the law is wrong but it doesn’t mean he was a terrible person. I hope he it at peace now and remember to really look at yourself before you cast judgement. Just because people can’t see or search what you’ve done doesn’t make you a better person.

  58. Anonymous on August 3, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Why are they calling this an accident when it was CLEARLY suicide with negligent assault? He willfully attacked the truck and its occupants while committing suicide. Darwin wins.

  59. Eric on August 3, 2019 at 8:59 am

    I read that Brian was sitting at a light before his life ended. How was he running from the cops??

    • Anonymous on August 4, 2019 at 9:19 am

      Reading isn’t your thing, eh?

      • eric on August 6, 2019 at 9:10 am

        Its must not being your thing….its on the ocean city newspaper
        “I was sitting at the light with my windows down and heard this ungodly loud motorcycle sound,” he said. “It sounded like a hundred of them.”

        Grimm said he was in the right lane closest to the bus lane when Douglas’ motorcycle stopped next to him in the middle lane.

        “He pulled up next to me and was revving the motorcycle so loud I had to put my windows up, and I’m a Harley guy,” he said. “Then he looks over at me grinning from ear to ear and points at me like he knows me. As a motorcycle guy, I yell to him over the noise, ‘ride safe man.’”

        According to Grimm, an OCPD vehicle pulled behind Douglas at the light at 56th Street and turned on his lights. It was at that point Douglas took off again at a high rate of speed before the fateful collision at the intersection at 59th Street. Grimm said when Douglas took off again, the OCPD officer turned off his lights and did not pursue at a high rate of speed.

        “I can’t believe how fast the guy took off after that,” he said. “The OCPD officer turned off his lights and followed, but I don’t think the officer ever even went over the speed limit. A couple of seconds later it was all over. I was the last face that poor guy ever saw on this earth
        Can you read that?!?!?

        • Anonymous on August 8, 2019 at 8:47 am

          Awesome. Except that long winded paragraph contradicted your first post. Let me give it to you again so you can see where I am coming from;

          “I read that Brian was sitting at a light before his life ended. How was he running from the cops??”

          And then this; “According to Grimm, an OCPD vehicle pulled behind Douglas at the light at 56th Street and turned on his lights. It was at that point Douglas took off again at a high rate of speed before the fateful collision at the intersection at 59th Street. Grimm said when Douglas took off again, the OCPD officer turned off his lights and did not pursue at a high rate of speed.”

          So yeah, reading isn’t your thing, eh?

  60. Anonymous on August 4, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Even though the passengers of the other vehicle walked away from the accident physically uninjured, this will live with them forever. I was merely a passerby and saw the wreckage and I was affected by it. I can’t even begin to imagine how the family in that car is handling this. It’s tragic that someone passed away. As with everything in life, you’re actions have consequences, period. I will continue to pray for all that were involved especially the two children who senselessly lost their father because of his reckless behavior

  61. rayray on August 4, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    He deserved to die. Run from the police and that is what you get

  62. A spectator on August 5, 2019 at 10:38 am

    You know, I watched this happen. They chased him up until the crash. What a complete lie on the cops part. A total 100% lie. He should not have ran period but they are clearly lying. I saw it from our hotel balcony.

    • Sure you did on August 8, 2019 at 8:43 am

      And you called their supervisor to tell them so, right?