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Grundy County motorcycle crash claims one life

A motorcycle accident that occurred along Highway 20 about three miles east of Dike in Grundy County, Iowa claimed the life of one individual and caused injuries to another. The accident happened on Thursday, August 4 at approximately 3:51 p.m.

The deceased was identified as 45-year-old Huntington, Indiana resident Roxanne Covey, who died as a result of her injuries on Saturday, August 6. According to preliminary investigations made by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, Roxanne Covey and 46-year-old Al Dwayne Covey, also of Huntington, were riding along the highway when it veered off the roadway and fell into a ditch. The departure from the road caused the Coveys to be ejected from the bike.

Roxanne Covey was transported to an area hospital while Al Covey was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Police said they are conducting further investigations into the incident to find out what caused the accident in the first place.


Le Claire motorcycle accident kills two

A motorcycle accident at the intersection of 277th Street and Territorial Road in Le Claire occurred around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, according to The Des Moines Register. The accident in Le Claire, which is located about 16 miles north of Davenport, resulted in the death of two people.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Iowa State Patrol, 28-year-old Michael Dann and 25-year-old Trista Nath lost their lives when Dann failed to navigate a turn. Dann lost control of his motorcycle as the pair was heading westbound along a curve on Territorial Road. Both Dann and Nath were ejected from the bike due to the impact of the crash. Neither of the victims, who are both from Dewitt, were wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.

The attorneys at The Biker Lawyers see the tragic results of serious motorcycle accidents on a regular basis. Our thoughts and condolences are with the loved ones of both victims as they mourn their loss.


Motorcyclist killed in collision

51-year-old Mason City, Iowa resident Greg Hodak lost his life on Friday, June 17 following a car-motorcycle collision that occurred along Eighth Street Northwest and North Pierce Avenue in Mason City .

According to preliminary investigations made by the Mason City Police Department, Hodak was driving a 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster when he collided with a 2005 Toyota Corolla that was driven by 74-year-old Mason City resident Susan Pierce. Hodak succumbed to his mortal injuries at Mercy Medical Center. North Pierce Avenue was closed to public traffic for a little while after the incident to make way for cleanup crews and police investigations. The Mason City Fire Department, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department and Mason City Operations all responded to the accident, and the investigation of the accident is ongoing.

The attorneys at The Biker Lawyers are saddened to hear of this unfortunate accident. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family of the motorcyclist as they mourn the loss of their loved one.


1 dead in Taylor County motorcycle-car collision

An Iowa State Patrol accident report showed that 56-year-old Clearmont, Missouri resident George Peter lost his life when he drove his 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle into the intersection of Lake Road and Highway 2, causing a collision with a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser on Saturday, June 4.

According to preliminary investigations, Peter was headed north on Lake Road behind a group of motorcycles. Before the intersection, the other motorcyclists stopped at a stop sign, but Peter did not stop and collided with the Chrysler that was headed west and driven by 71-year-old Bedford, Iowa resident Sandra Wakefield. Wakefield sustained minor injuries during the accident and was brought to a hospital in Maryville, Missouri. Reports state that Wakefield was wearing her seat belt.

The attorneys at The Biker Lawyers know all too well how devastating unexpected motorcycle crashes are. Our sincerest condolences are with the friends and family of this victim as they mourn the loss of a loved one.


Man injured in Clear Lake motorcycle accident

A car-motorcycle accident occurred just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 along the intersection of Grouse Avenue and 275th Street in Clear Lake, Iowa. The accident resulted in one man getting hospitalized.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, 58-year-old Clear Lake resident Eddie Bergman was riding his motorcycle north on Grouse Avenue when a car driven by 19-year-old Clear Lake resident Jackson Finn came off 275th Street and directly into Bergman’s path, causing Bergman to crash into Finn. Bergman was brought to Mercy Medical Center in North Iowa to stabilize his condition. Police investigators are currently looking into the incident to determine what factors may have contributed to the accident.

The attorneys at The Biker Lawyers make it our mission to to fight for and represent the legal rights and interests of motorcyclists. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to call our offices at (877) 209-9452 to learn more about what we can do for you.


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.


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.


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.


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