• September 16, 2022

Timothy Hefner Killed in Truck Accident in LaPorte County, IN

LaPorte County, IN -- September 14, 2022, Timothy Hefner was killed following an accident where a motorcycle and a truck collided.

In their statements, officials said that the crash took place in the area of US 20 and North 400 W at around 4:00 p.m.

It appears that 29-year-old Timothy Hefner was on a motorcycle traveling eastbound along US 20. It is believed the motorcycle somehow hit the back of a semi-truck which slowed down to approximately 40 MPH.

Due to the collision, Hefner sustained fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported. Police say they believe reckless driving was a factor in the crash.

Commentary on Timothy Hefner Motorcycle Accident in LaPorte County

I see in statements that witnesses reported seeing the victim behave recklessly. While I have no particular reason to doubt this, I always take such claims with a grain of salt. Quite frankly, people can be incredibly biased against motorcyclists. Sometimes, the evidence just doesn't align with what people think they saw.

Timothy Hefner Killed in Truck Accident in LaPorte County, IN

Not that long ago, for example, a family came to me with reports blaming their loved one for being reckless. They were bothered because they knew their loved one was a responsible rider. Well, our independent investigations proved their suspicions right. In fact, it wasn't the witness in that case that got it wrong--it was the police. The witness told them the motorcyclist passed him, and the officer just assumed that meant the victim was speeding and weaving through traffic. Thanks to the evidence we gathered, the truth finally came to light.

Maybe nothing like that would happen here under closer scrutiny, but someone lost their life here. Shouldn't that be worth every effort to ensure his loved ones are getting the whole story?

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