Annapolis motorcyclist killed in three-car collision

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - An Annapolis man was killed Wednesday night when his motorcycle collided with two vehicles at West Street and Gibralter Avenue in Annapolis.

City police said the accident happened at 7:15 p.m.

Preston Adams Jr., 38, was riding his 2002 Honda CBR900 motorcycle on Gibralter Avenue toward West Street when he lost control, and his motorcycle fell over. He and his bike slid onto West Street and struck a Cadillac Escalade driven by Oscar Villalta Rubio, 42, of Annapolis.

The Escalade then spun to the left, crossing the center line into the westbound lanes of West Street, and struck a westbound Buick LeSabre driven by Alverta Darden, 73, of Severna Park. 

Adams was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. The other drivers were uninjured.

Initial information indicates driver error was a contributing factor in this accident.  It does not appear that drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident, police said. 

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have additional information should contact Officer David Higgins with the department’s traffic safety unit at 410-268-9000 or   dmhiggins@annapolis.gov.

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