On Friday, May 11th, a 25-year-old man from Manassas was riding a 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650 down the western lane of Portsmouth Road. The man on his motorcycle was traveling at an unspecified rate of speed when, as he closed in on the intersection of Portsmouth Road and Deward Court, he lost control of the motorcycle.
An official report from the Prince William County Police did not indicate if Prince William County authorities were aware of any of the surrounding circumstances to the incident. We know that it happened shortly before 7:18 in the evening, but we do not know if the investigating officers have ruled out anything such as excessive speed, intoxication, inclement road conditions or weather, or the presence of another vehicle. What we do know is that before the biker could reach the intersection of Portsmouth Road and Deward Court, he lost control and began to crash into cars parked along the side of the street.
The report indicated that the Manassas man hit two parked vehicles before being thrown from the motorcycle. It is not clear if he landed in the road or somewhere else, but we do know that the injuries he sustained in the incident were severe. It seems that a witness to the incident called the Prince William County Police, and soon there were numerous emergency response vehicles-including paramedics and EMTs-in the area. The medical staff immediately began to treat the badly injured man, and he was taken in an ambulance to a hospital located near the area of the crash itself.
Sadly, the extent of his injuries was beyond the capabilities of medical professionals, and he was declared dead shortly after arriving at the medical facility.
Investigators with the Prince William County Crash Investigation Unit are currently working on unearthing the reasons behind this particular incident. As of this writing, it is not believed that any other people were injured or involved in any way in the incident, although that fact is contingent upon the investigators not turning up any new or surprising pieces of evidence that might pull other people into the spotlight of this circumstance.