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Motorcyclist killed in driveway accident

Forty-three-year-old Altoona resident Kenneth Dever Chapman lost his life after the motorcycle he was operating along the 4100 block of Broadway Avenue collided with an automobile, WHO TV reported on April 14.

The accident occurred not long before 6:00 p.m. According to the Des Moines Police Department’s investigation, the driver of the car that Chapman crashed into, Erin Buechler, was attempting to pull out of her driveway to head west on Broadway Avenue. She claimed she failed to see the motorcycle headed her way and was charged by authorities with the failure to yield.

Chapman hit the rear of the driver’s side and was subsequently ejected from his motorcycle. It was reported that he was not wearing a helmet when the fatal collision happened. A Polk County deputy was the first to arrive at the scene and attempted to perform CPR on the victim. Chapman died after being transported to a hospital.

The police investigators believed that neither alcohol consumption nor speed were factors that influenced the crash.

Motorcyclist killed in North Liberty truck collision

The North Liberty Police Department in Iowa reported that 57-year-old Swisher resident Ronald Carson died at a local hospital from mortal injuries he sustained after a collision between his motorcycle and a truck, The Gazette reported on October 28.

According to local authorities, the accident happened at the intersection of Penn Street and Nathan Avenue at around 5:15 p.m. James Steinfadt and Vicki Meskimem, driver and passenger of another motorcycle traveling behind Carson, swerved to avoid an additional collision. They both sustained minor injuries.

Carson’s passenger, Jane, is currently confined at a local hospital, although authorities have yet to publicly announce her condition.

Meanwhile, the driver of the truck, 36-year-old North Liberty local Michael Werle, was not hurt during the crash. The investigation had not yet concluded at the time of the article, although Werle was charged with the failure to yield during a left turn.

The legal team at the The Biker Lawyers, extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family during this difficult time.

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