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Kalona motorcycle and minivan collision kills one

The Johnson County Sheriff’s office in Kalona, Iowa has reported that a motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a minivan on Sharon Center Road in in Washington County on Friday, May 20 around 7:05 p.m.

According to preliminary investigations, Kalona resident Kevin Miller was driving his motorcycle north on Sharon Center Road when he collided with a minivan that was on the other side of the highway. Kevin Miller was declared dead at the scene of the accident, but the passengers of the minivan were reported as unharmed after the incident. The impact caused both vehicles to burst into flames shortly after the collision.

The attorneys at The Biker Lawyers see numerous cases of tragic deaths due to motorcycle and car accidents. Motorcyclists must be exponentially more careful on the roads in order to avoid negligent drivers. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim in this accident as they grieve the death of their loved one.

Motorcycle-pickup truck accident injures one

A motorcycle accident on Brady Street near Vanderveer Park in Davenport has resulted in the motorcyclist getting hospitalized.

Saturday, April 16, around 12:55 p.m., the motorcyclist was riding northbound near Lombard Street when he tried to brake to avoid hitting a pickup truck. The motorcyclist ended up crashing into a telephone pole instead. According to Sergeant Mike Colclasure, excessive speed was a factor in the accident. The motorcycle driver was in stable condition after the accident since he was wearing a helmet. Unfortunately, his bike sustained major damage. Several pieces of the motorcycle were scattered along Brady Street after the crash.

The attorneys at The Biker Lawyers know how stressful it can be to lose your bike and experience injuries in a motorcycle crash. That is why we offer legal assistance for those that are involved in motorcycle accident cases. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices at (877) 209-9452 to discuss your case.

ABATE gears Iowa for motorcycle safety

ABATE, or A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education, of District 15 in Iowa, stated that since the summer days are fast approaching, it is high time for motorcycle riders and the public to learn how to treat injured victims of motorcycle accidents. They stated this information is critical since wounds from these accidents can be vastly different from injuries incurred in a car crash.

On Saturday, March 19, this non-profit organization conducted seminars regarding motorcycle safety with first responders, motorcycle riders, nurses, and other individuals. Genesis emergency medical technician, Samantha Krider, suggested people attend more installments of the seminar later and motorcyclist Scott Moeller stated, “With [the] knowledge [gathered from the talk], you can keep a better head…there’s no panic involved.”

The aim of the seminar was to provide motorcycle riders with knowledge regarding handling motorcycle accidents, thereby making them more confident about their riding skills and their ability to keep themselves and friends safe.

If you are a motorcyclist who has been injured in an accident, you might consider seeking legal assistance and representation from our attorneys at The Biker Lawyers by calling our offices today at (877) 209-9452 so we can help you pursue financial compensation from those responsible.

Bicycle bill passes Senate committee

Senate Bill 2076, introduced by State Senator Matt McCoy (Democrat) in Iowa, was approved on Tuesday, February 16 by the Iowa Senate committee on transportation. The proposed law seeks to broaden an already existing law that prevents motorists from driving too close to bicycles along the highway. The new bill would expand the coverage of this safety requirement to bicycles in designated bike lanes.

According to McCoy, the bill, which is already in practice in 37 other states, is designed to protect bike riders on the road, who have as much right to be on roadways as other motorists. For his part, State Senator Tim Kapucian (Republican) said the bill only confirms current policy.

Statistics show that between the years 2005 and 2014, 53 bicyclists were killed in accidents involving cars in Iowa. Currently, motorists can be fined $250 for driving to close to a bicyclist and $100 for violating Iowa passing laws.

Our legal team at The Biker Lawyers understands exactly how dangerous motorists who fail to share the road can be. If you have suffered in an accident caused by a negligent driver, do not hesitate to call us at (877) 209-9452 today.

Ames police to conduct seminars on motor vehicle safety

Ames Police Commander Jason Tuttle has stated that after the hit-and-run accident that happened in December 2015 and caused the death of an Iowa State University student, it is high time for the city and the university to come up with strategies to keep bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists along Lincoln Way safe from vehicular accidents.

One of the city’s plans is to hold a pedestrian and traffic safety information session along Lincoln Way on Monday, January 11 at around 11:00 a.m. During the session, police officers will take up posts at each intersection from Ash Avenue to Hayward Avenue.

Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injuries from accidents on the road, and that’s why negligent drivers who do not look out for others can cause significant harm. At The Biker Lawyers, our legal team represents motorcycle drivers and passengers who have been the victims of negligent drivers or accidents. Call our offices at (877) 209-9452 to discuss your situation and learn more about your legal options today.

Man sentenced after Davenport fatal motorcycle accident

Sixty-one-year-old Robert Aguirre, who was found guilty of homicide by vehicle by operating while intoxicated in November, was recently sentenced to spend up to 25 years in prison for his part in the deadly Davenport, Iowa motorcycle collision.

According to police reports, Aguirre was driving a car while under the influence of excessive amounts of alcohol when he turned into the path of an oncoming motorcycle driven by 24-year-old Teangelo Garrard, who was riding along West Locust Street in Davenport in September 2014.

Garrard was transported to a local hospital after the collision, where he eventually succumbed to his fatal injuries.

At The Biker Lawyers, our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of personal injury law surrounding motorcycle accident cases, and we serve victims who have suffered as a result of accidents caused by negligent or drunk drivers. Our Iowa legal team will fight to ensure that your rights as a victim are protected. To learn more about your legal options and how we can help you, call us at (877) 209-9452 today.

Two hospitalized after Muscatine car-motorcycle accident

Two drivers had to be taken to the hospital after a car-on-motorcycle accident at the intersection of West Fulliam Avenue and Westfield Drive in Muscatine, Iowa last Sunday, November 15 at around 12:10 p.m.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Muscatine police, a 1999 Yamaha motorcycle operated by 39-year-old Muscatine resident Harold Kemper, Jr. was headed east on West Fulliam Avenue when it collided with the 2014 Hyundai driven by 62-year-old fellow Muscatine local Blaine Curry at the intersection of Westfield Drive in Muscatine.

Both Kemper and Curry were taken via ambulance to Trinity Hospital in Muscatine, with Kemper having to be airlifted later to the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City to seek treatment for his severe injuries.

The Iowa State Patrol is conducting further investigations into the incident.

At The Biker Lawyers, our legal team represents victims of motorcycle accidents caused by negligent drivers. We understand the specific laws surrounding motorcycle injury claims, and we want to help you recover compensation for your pain and suffering. Call (877) 209-9452 today to learn more.

Iowa City local killed in motorcycle accident

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa has reported that an Iowa City resident lost his life on Friday, November 6 at around 11:01 p.m. after the motorcycle he was driving crashed at 3053 Rohret Road SW in Iowa City, Iowa.

The victim was identified as 26-year-old I-An Liang.

Liang had been heading east of Rohret Road on a motorcycle when he apparently lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a ditch. He was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where he succumbed to his fatal injuries.

According to Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek, Liang had not been wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. Liang’s passenger, who was yet to be identified publicly by police authorities and who was wearing a helmet during the accident, was transported to a nearby hospital to for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the accident remains a mystery to authorities, who are still investigating the situation in an attempt to determine what happened.

Drunk driving charges leveled after Cedar Falls collision

Twenty-year-old Kayla Ginther of Waterloo, Iowa was arrested and charged with first-offense operating while intoxicated after a car-motorcycle collision occurred on the 1400 block of Rainbow Drive in Cedar Falls on Sunday, October 4 at around 10:30 p.m.

The incident injured 21-year-old Waterloo resident Cory Goecken.

According to Cedar Falls police, Ginther was driving a vehicle westbound on Rainbow Drive when she collided with Goecken’s motorcycle, which was also traveling in the westbound lanes and either slowing down or stopped.

Ginther was not injured in the incident, and she was detained at the Black Hawk County Jail. Goecken was taken to Allen Hospital where he was able to receive treatment for his head wounds.

If you are in need of legal assistance after being involved in a motorcycle accident that you did not cause, the attorneys at The Biker Lawyers can help you pursue a claim to compensation. Call our offices at (877) 209-9452 to speak to an attorney today.

Davenport motorcycle accident kills one

Police officials have reported that a motorcycle accident that occurred at the 2000 block of Pershing Avenue in Davenport, Iowa last Monday, October 5 at around 2:29 a.m. has resulted in the death of one individual.

The victim was identified as 20-year-old Davenport local John Goodman, who police authorities said had been wearing appropriate clothing and had on the proper safety equipment when his motorcycle and body were found on the road.

According to preliminary findings, Goodman’s motorcycle was headed south on Pershing when for some reason it veered off the roadway and crashed into a curb.

Police said they are considering factors such as speed and alcohol as having contributed to the crash, but that they are not ruling out liability by other motorists, hence, the investigation continues by police authorities.

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