A 53-year-old Frederick man died from his injuries after he was struck by a car while riding a moped Tuesday afternoon in Frederick, city police said.

Vernon Jackson Jr. was alive when police and emergency personnel arrived at 5:40 p.m. at the crash scene where Dogwood Drive meets Stratford Way near Monocacy Village Park, according to a Frederick Police Department press release.

Jackson was flown by a state police helicopter to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment, said Michele Bowman, the police department’s public information and outreach coordinator. Jackson was later pronounced dead at the trauma center, Bowman said.

Few other details were available as of Wednesday afternoon as detectives and collision reconstruction experts worked late into Tuesday night gathering evidence, Bowman said.

“It sounds like the passenger vehicle was making a right turn from Dogwood to Stratford Way, and that’s where he hit the driver on the moped right at that intersection, so the moped operator was on Stratford when he was struck,” Bowman said.

The driver of the car was not injured as a result of the crash, according to the press release.

Preliminary evidence indicated Jackson suffered a head injury in the crash. Jackson was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, but it was a bicycle helmet, not a motorcycle helmet, Bowman said.

The collision remained under investigation. Police were asking that anyone who either witnessed the crash or has video of it to contact either Cpl. Simon Temple at 240-674-7202 or Officer Andrew Coady at 240-549-4542.

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Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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