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Motorcycle accident kills 1 in Iowa

A man in Central City was recently killed in a motorcycle accident in Iowa after he collided with a truck. Like in any case involving motorcycles, knowing all the facts is vital, since they can determine who is at fault. In your case, you may find similarities to this one, which claims that the motorcyclist was killed after a truck pulled out in front of him.

Because of blind spots, potential negligence, or other reasons, motorcyclists sometimes suffer from motorcycle accidents due to people pulling out in front of them. Motorcycles may be hard to see, but the burden is on the other vehicle's driver to make sure the road is clear before pulling out. In this situation, that's exactly the problem that caused the accident. The report from June 26 claims that the Central City man was riding his motorcycle on 32nd Street NE at around 5:00 p.m. when a 57-year-old man driving a Ford Ranger pulled out in front of him.

The 57-year-old had been driving on Center Point Road NE, according to police, and he took a left turn in front of the motorcyclist. The 29-year-old motorcyclist was rushed to the local St. Luke's Hospital, police report, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

There isn't a lot of information about the weather or road conditions that day, and if police are able to identify any negligence in the accident, charges could be placed. Right now, the police are still working on their investigation to determine if charges will be placed against the 57-year-old man. Like in your situation, if negligence is found, there may be charges placed against the driver. Family members may also seek compensation through civil lawsuits.

Source: KWWL, "UPDATE: Central City man killed in motorcycle crash Tuesday", June 26, 2014

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