A car and two motorcycles were involved in a fatal accident, and according to first responders, the cause has yet to be established.
Tragedy struck on Interstate 35 late on the 9th when an SUV and two motorcycles were traveling north, close to the 125-mile marker. The accident took place late at night in Irwindale, near the West Mix Master. Reports indicate that the SUV changed lanes and struck one of the motorcycles, and the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to a release from the Iowa State Patrol, the driver of the SUV was transported to a hospital. The second motorcyclist took evasive action to avoid the worst of the accident and managed to slide to safety. As of yet, the second motorcyclist has been reported as suffering from minor injuries, but has required no additional medical attention beyond what was provided on the scene.
The 31-year-old operating the first motorcycle collided with the SUV and experienced fatal injuries. The collision is still under investigation, but stands as a stark reminder of the life-threatening nature of a motorcycle accident, especially when a car or other larger vehicle is involved in the crash.
A Motorcycle Accident Is Serious. Get In Touch With A Lawyer Today.
At Des Moines Injury Law, we understand that a motorcycle accident comes with additional risks and possibly life-changing injuries. While a motorcycle provides a huge degree of freedom and independence, they don’t provide the safety net that cars do. There’s no seatbelt, airbag, or protective metal shell to keep you safe.
Unfortunately, while cars come packed with extra safety features, they also come packed with extra distractions. There’s no guarantee that other drivers on the road will be as attentive to the road as they should be – and this can cause tragic accidents of all shapes and sizes. If you’re a motorcyclist, you need to be extra attentive and extra safe when you’re on the road, because there’s no telling what the rest of traffic will be like.
An Accident Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg
A motorcycle accident can be frightening, overwhelming, and potentially fatal. Aside from your initial accident, however, you’ll be faced with a lengthy recovery period, and lots of medical bills. These bills can stack up, and during your recovery period, odds are you won’t be able to clock in for work as usual. When hospital bills meet lost wages, it becomes a perfect storm of tough financial decisions and difficulties staying afloat.
Fortunately, an Iowa motorcycle accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you need to pay for your medical care and make up for those lost paychecks. The right legal team can walk you through your options and investigate your accident, and your lawyer can help you get the justice you deserve.
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, there’s no time to waste. Get in touch with the team at Des Moines Injury Law today for a consultation, and see how a skilled lawyer from our team can help you get back on the road.