• May 27, 2022

Motorcyclist Killed in Truck Accident on Lisbon Road in Lisbon, WI

Lisbon, WI -- May 26, 2022, one person was killed as the result of an accident where a motorcycle and a dump truck crashed along Lisbon Road.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 9:30 a.m. at Lisbon Road and Maple Avenue.

Officials said that the motorcyclist, an unidentified 55-year-old man, entered the intersection traveling along Maple. Somehow, the motorcycle and a westbound truck on Lisbon Road crashed.

Due to the collision, the motorcyclist succumbed to fatal injuries. Right now, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Motorcycle Truck Accident on Lisbon Road in Lisbon

With a situation like this, it's absolutely crucial to ensure the investigators in charge have the experience and prudence not to jump to conclusions or overlook anything important. That may sound obvious, but folks would be shocked how many times I've seen police make a mistake simply because a victim was on a motorcycle. The fact of the matter is a lot of folks are quick to blame motorcyclists, and that can lead to people overlooking important details that a grieving family needs to know.

Motorcycle Truck Accident Lisbon Road maple Lisbon, WI

For example, I handled a situation not long ago where police said a motorcyclist was driving recklessly and weaving through traffic when it hit a semi. The family was confused because they knew for certain their loved one wouldn't be so reckless. I've certainly seen times where a family was sadly in denial, but we made sure to let the evidence speak for itself. Ultimately, the evidence said the police messed up big time.

Part of the investigations was speaking to an eye witness police listed in the reports. That witness was shocked to see those reports because they didn't at all match what he told the investigating officer. All he told them was that the motorcyclist passed him on the left, then went back to the right. That's perfectly reasonable and legal. It was actually the semi coming out of a parking lot that caused the collision, and forensic evidence from the scene corroborated this.

Just to be clear, I'm not trying to suggest anything like that happened here. My point is simply that getting the truth in that particular case required more thorough investigations into a police report that, taken at face value, seemed pretty straight-forward. Mistakes can happen when investigators are inexperienced, ill-equipped, or simply irresponsible. A family looking for answers deserves to know they're getting the full story. That's why I always try to emphasize the importance of independent investigations after serious truck wrecks. I see no reason why this crash would be an exception to that.


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