Motorcyclist facing charges for involvement in fatal accident

Charges were recently filed against a motorcyclist in Des Moines because police suspect he could be liable for a motorcycle accident that resulted in a fatality, an article of Radio Iowa reported on December 13.

According to reports, police apprehended a man on December 12 identified as a 22-year-old Johnston resident. They believe this man was a contributing factor in an October 22 motorcycle accident in Des Moines. Police told reports that the person they arrested was likely racing with another motorcycle rider, identified as a 22-year-old man from Des Moines. The Des Moines man died as a result of his injuries as he was not wearing a helmet when his speeding motorcycle slammed into a sports utility vehicle (SUV).

Investigators later revealed the two motorcyclists were riding side by side moments before the accident happened. The Johnston motorcyclist was later charged with vehicular homicide by reckless driving and vehicular homicide by drag racing.



Two motorcycle riders injured in Iowa accident

A Sioux City Journal reported a car accident on October 2nd in Le Mars, Iowa, in which two motorcyclists were injured.

Around 3:00 p.m, two motorcycles were heading southbound on Highway 75. One of the two motorcycles made an abrupt stop, causing the other motorcycle to crash into it. a motorcycle struck the rear portion of another motorcycle in the southbound lane of Highway 75. The driver who stopped suddenly sustained minor injuries, but the other driver was thrown from his vehicle and was transported to Mercy Medical Center with head injuries.

Motorcycle injuries can result in significant damages, both physically and financially, and you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a motorcycle accident attorney at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling  877-327-2600 to set up a consultation.



Ducati motorcycles that may suddenly stall recalled

Thousands of motorcycles manufactured by Ducati are covered by a recall in the U.S. due to an issue that could cause the motorcycle to stall while in use, an October 7 article of Motorcycle.com stated.

According to reports, at least 1,433 new models of “XDiavel” motorcycles have a retaining nut in the final drive pulley that is not properly installed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration learned the problem could result in power loss in the motorcycle’s rear wheel. Ducati and the NHTSA were informed of 13 complaints in July and in August before issuing the recall. Ducati will address the problem by replacing the nuts and installing them with proper tightness.

When motorcycles malfunction during operation, riders are at high risk of sustaining injuries that could leave them permanently disabled. However, if this happens to you, a lawyer may be able to help you obtain the financial assistance you need to sustain your living by pursuing damage claims against negligent parties. Speak with an attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa today by calling (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.



Motorcyclist hospitalized in Iowa accident

At least one person was recently airlifted to a hospital after the motorcycle he was operating was involved in an accident in the city of Lehigh, Iowa, a report of KQWC stated on August 1.

Reports coming from authorities revealed that at around 6:20 p.m. on July 31, a single-vehicle motorcycle accident occurred on 290th Street south of the Brushy Creek State Recreation Area. The rider, identified as a 34-year-old man, lost control of his motorcycle while heading eastbound. Responding highway patrol personnel said the accident occurred when the motorcyclist overcorrected on a curve and lost control of his bike. The biker was airlifted to a hospital in Des Moines following the crash.

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, working with a qualified attorney is critical, especially if you suspect that negligent parties caused the accident. Find out how an attorney at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may be able to help you obtain treatment funds today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Thousands of potentially defective Harley-Davidson bikes being investigated

An investigation was recently launched by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after they were notified that the brakes of some Harley-Davidson motorcycles may fail during operation, Fortune reported.

The investigation began after the NHTSA received 43 complaints of brake malfunction, three of which resulted in accidents and two of which caused injuries. The probe into the potentially defective braking system could impact 430,000 motorcycles. The riders experience the issues unexpectedly and suddenly. In one incident, a motorcyclist from Arkansas said his bike began to “shake and wobble” because of the problem. In another complaint, a Texas motorcyclist said the brake lever of his motorcycle stuck while on the road. Harley-Davidson stated via email that they are cooperating with authorities to look into the motorcycles’ braking issues.

All too often, motorcyclists are at high risk of sustaining serious or fatal injuries when involved in accidents. However, if your defective motorcycle is to blame for an accident, an Iowa attorney at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., could help. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to find out how we may be able to help you obtain compensation from negligent parties.



1 dead, 1 injured in Mason City accident

One person was killed in Mason City after a car and a motorcycle had a collision, a June 17 article of Globe Gazette reported.

According to the information provided by Mason City Police, a 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster and a 2005 Toyota Corolla had a collision at the intersection of Eighth Street Northwest and Pierce Avenue. The motorcycle operator, identified as a 51-year-old male, was heading north on Pierce Avenue when he collided with the vehicle, driven by a 74-year-old woman who had turned left on Pierce Ave. from Eighth Street.

The motorcyclist was later pronounced dead after being treated at a hospital, while the woman received medical attention at the crash scene and was later discharged. Traffic flow along Pierce Avenue was interrupted while responding Mason City personnel worked on the crash scene. Police reported that they are still investigating the fatal incident.



Motorcyclist injured in Altoona hit-and-run accident

A motorcyclist recently sustained serious injuries after he was involved in an accident in Altoona, an article of The Des Moines Register reported on June 6.

According to police reports, a motorcycle and pickup truck collided at 14th Street Southeast and Eighth Street Southeast on June 3. The collision reportedly occurred after 51-year-old motorcyclist Wayne Patterson was heading west on Eighth Street and struck the truck coming from 14th Street. The collision caused Patterson to be ejected from his bike. Police confirmed the motorcyclist was hospitalized with serious injuries. Police later learned that the pickup driver, who fled the scene of the accident, failed to yield to Patterson before the collision took place. As of reporting, Altoona Police were looking for a man whose vehicle might have some significant damages from the crash.

Motorcycle riders are at a high risk of sustaining serious injuries when involved in a car accident. If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, enlisting the help of an attorney is an important step toward receiving the compensation you need for recovery. Call the Iowa attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.



Davenport man killed in motorcycle accident

A Davenport resident died on August 11th from injuries he sustained when his motorcycle crashed into a pickup truck, KWQC reported.

Reports said the pickup vs. motorcycle accident happened at the crossway on 3rd Street on Tuesday, August 11. The motorcycle, driven by a 27-year-old male, was hit by a pickup truck that swerved into his lane. The lone operator of the motorcycle was seriously injured in the accident. He was initially taken to a nearby hospital and died at University of Iowa Hospital the following day. The pickup driver, who, according to Davenport Police, was driving while impaired, also sought treatment for non-life threatening injuries. Several portions of the streets were momentarily blocked after the accident took place.

Authorities did not release any information about the driver and stated that they are conducting an investigation.



Motorcyclist killed in Des Moines vehicular crash

A motorcycle rider was recently killed after he became involved in an accident in the Des Moines area, an article of WHO-TV reported on April 14.

According to reports, Des Moines authorities received alerts of an accident involving a motorcycle and another vehicle that occurred in the 4100 Block of Broadway Avenue. The motorcyclist was thrown off his bike after he struck the back portion of the vehicle. A deputy from Polk County, who first responded at around 5:50 p.m., attempted to resuscitate the motorcyclist from Altoona before he was transported to the hospital. The motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries moments later while in the hospital. The female vehicle driver involved in the crash was later cited for failing to yield, as she was pulling out from a driveway in the area and failed to see the motorcycle.

Des Moines authorities believed that the motorcycle accident was not caused by excessive speed or intoxicated driving.



One dead in Dubuque County motorcycle crash

A man recently died of serious injuries after the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a vehicle in Dubuque County, kwwl.com stated on September 1.

According to reports, two northbound motorcyclists were struck by a pickup truck on U.S. 52 at around 4:00 p.m. of Sunday, August 31. Motorcyclist Thomas Haberichter later died after being airlifted to a hospital in Iowa City. Another motorcyclist identified as Nancy Haberichter was also treated for the injuries she sustained in the crash, but is expected to recover. The driver of the pickup, Kevin Stock, was not hurt in the crash.

All of us at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. send our sincere condolences to the family and friends who are grieving the recent death of Mr. Haberichter.



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