• September 27, 2022

Chad A. Chamberlain Killed in Motorcycle, Truck Accident in Perry County, IN

Perry County, IN -- September 24, 2022, Chad Chamberlain was killed due to an accident where a motorcycle and a truck collided.

Investigators said that the incident happened at around 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of State Road 66 and Dexter Magnet Road.

Officials said that 56-year-old Chad A. Chamberlain was on a motorcycle traveling westbound on State Road 66 when a collision somehow occurred with a semi-truck at the intersection. Authorities did not specify who had the right-of-way at the time.

Chamberlain sustained injuries which ultimately proved fatal. No other injuries were mentioned. At this time, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Chad A. Chamberlain Truck Accident in Perry County

When it comes to motorcycle wrecks like this, my immediate concern is always if they're getting the attention they deserve. Quite frankly, folks are quick to blame motorcyclists regardless of the evidence they may or may not have. That's how mistakes happen, and this can be detrimental for a grieving family searching for answers.

Chad A. Chamberlain Killed in Truck Accident in Perry County, IN

For example, I handled a situation a while back where a motorcyclist was reportedly speeding and weaving through traffic before hitting a semi-truck. The rider's family wanted an independent set of eyes to look into things because they knew their loved one to be an incredibly safe rider. As it turned out, they were right; the police were wrong.

What really happened was a witness said the motorcyclist passed them on the left before changing lanes to the right. The evidence showed it was done at a safe speed and with proper maneuvering. Somehow, though, the officer misinterpreted this, then never bothered to look at the evidence. They just assumed the rider was being reckless. Instead, our efforts proved it was the negligent trucker that caused that particular accident.

I'm not trying to say that happened here. My point is simply that one can never take early reports at face value, and that's even more true when the victim is a motorcyclist. Ensuring the right professionals with proper experience and equipment look into things will no doubt be crucial going forward.

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