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Motorcycle-RV collision in Iowa injures motorcyclist

Although fall weather is settling in throughout the state of Iowa, motorcyclists are still seen on roadways throughout the state. Even on cooler days, drivers should still expect to encounter these small vehicles on all road types. When a driver fails to take note of motorcyclists around them, they could collide with the rider, resulting in a serious or even fatal motorcycle accident.

Authorities in Iowa were recently dispatched to a motorcycle collision in LeClaire. According to preliminary reports, the accident involved a motorcycle and an RV. Police believe the collision occurred when the motorcyclist was traveling down a rural road and encountered an RV that was backing into a private driveway.

In attempt to pass the RV, the motorcyclist was struck by the RV. This resulted in the biker being thrown off of his motorcycle. It was reported that the biker was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Emergency crews airlifted the motorcyclist to the hospital and reported that the injuries were not life threatening.

The investigation is still ongoing, as authorities are still determining the cause of the collision and whether negligence played a role. Once that investigation is complete, it may be clearer as to which party was more responsible for the accident.

Like all vehicle accident cases, determining fault is the cornerstone of a legal claim that can help an injured victim recover compensation for their damages and losses arising from the accident. Thus, collecting evidence from the accident can be crucial in proving these kinds of cases.

Source: Quad-City Times, "Motorcycle driver injured following crash in eastern Iowa," Oct. 18, 2015

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