Boozing dirt bike operator Cory Mackall crashed head-first into sign post at high rate of speed
PRINCE FREDERICK, MD. — Alcohol, speed, and an illegal dirt bike made for a near-death experience for Cory Mackall of Prince Frederick, Md. In addition, Mackall was without a helmet, topping his trifecta of stupidity with a bonus round.
Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans reports that on July 29, 2015 at approximately 12:46 pm, members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and the Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Sheridan Point Road and Fig Point Road in Prince Frederick for the report of a serious crash involving a dirt bike.
Preliminary investigation revealed a 1999 Yamaha YZ125 dirt bike was traveling along Sheridan Point Road prior to Fig Point Road. The dirt bike was traveling southwest along the solid double yellow center line when the operator began to lose control. The motorcycle traveled off the roadway, crossed a gravel driveway and struck a Crepe Myrtle tree. The operator and the motorcycle veered off the tree and struck a metal sign support post causing the operator to be ejected. The operator struck his head on the sign support post. The operator and the motorcycle came to rest at the base of the metal sign support post.
The dirt bike was being operated by Cory Jermaine Mackall, a 27-year-old male of Prince Frederick, Maryland. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The evidence on scene and witness statements suggests that Mackall had been consuming alcohol prior to the crash. Mackall was transported to the University Medical Center in Baltimore by Maryland State Police Trooper 7 and is listed in critical but stable condition. At this time alcohol, speed, and driver error are factors that contributed to the crash.
The Crash Reconstruction Team is investigating the events that led up to the crash. Anyone with additional information regarding the crash is asked to contact Dfc. J. Hardesty of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team at 410-535-2800 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Mackall has a prior drug conviction on his record, the blood test draw which police will order from the hospital could reveal he was operating on the roadway under the influence of narcotics as well as alcohol. Such a report could lead to criminal as well as traffic charges.