The Chief of Police in Leadwood, Missouri is being hospitalized for serious injuries following a motorcycle crash on Highway 32 Wednesday evening.
According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the 45-year-old Police Chief, Dale Newman, of St. Genevieve was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle while off-duty Wednesday night. At around 5:00 p.m., while attempting to make a left turn, Newman was struck from behind by an approaching pick up truck. Investigators say that both vehicles were eastbound on Highway 32, near Gisi Road, when Newman was attempting to turn into a private driveway, and was struck from behind by the truck. Unfortunately, the driver of the Ford Ranger pick-up truck did not notice Newman stopping, and he slammed into him from behind.
The police chief was thrown several feet from the motorcycle into the road’s westbound lanes. He was then airlifted from the scene of the accident to Barnes Jewish where he is still treating for injuries including a broken leg, numerous strains and contusions, and all over pain.
Our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery go out to Mr. Newman. Motorcycle crashes can be absolutely devastating, as the vehicle itself does not provide any protection for the driver or passengers. Motorcycle accidents are more likely to end in fatalities or serious injuries than are other vehicle collisions. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash, it is in your best interest to contact a Missouri motorcycle attorney. An experienced and compassionate motorcycle lawyer will evaluate your case, and respond immediately by visiting the scene, interviewing witnesses, and taking photographs. A motorcycle lawyer will help to win you the compensation you deserve. To speak with a Missouri motorcycle crash lawyer today, call us at 314.409.7060 or toll free at 855.40.CRASH. We look forward to being of service.