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.



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.



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.



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.



Drunk driver sentenced to 32 years in prison

Bryan Cornwell, 22, was sentenced to 32 years in prison for causing a motorcycle accident in 2013 that killed one person and injured another.

Cornwell plead guilty to vehicular homicide for the June 2013 accident that killed Katlyn Leekly, 20, and injured her boyfriend Derek Martie, 24. Cornwell was driving drunk when his pickup struck Martie’s motorcycle.

After hitting the motorcycle, Cornwell fled the scene of the crime. The sentencing indicated that Cornwell will be eligible for parole after 7 years of imprisonment.

Motorcycle riders who have been injured in accidents often suffer from financial and physical burdens. The lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., work for motorcycle riders in Iowa who have been injured by negligent drivers. Call our lawyers today at 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.



Iowa motorcyclist killed in Arkansas

A motorcyclist from Iowa was recently killed in an Arkansas crash. According to the Arkansas State Police, the fatal accident occurred on Sunday, October 27 on U.S. 65 south of Ozark Mountain, Marshall.

35 year-old motorcyclist, Ryan Gendreau of Sabula, Iowa, was hit by a vehicle driven by 30 year-old, Nicole Matz. Matz was crossing the highway at the time of the accident. Police reports reveal that Gendreau died at the scene.

The legal team at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. expresses our sincere condolences to the family members and friends who are affected by this tragic incident.



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