• May 25, 2017

David Jauch Killed in Vilonia, AR, Motorcycle Accident

Vilonia, AR -- May 24, 2017, David Jauch was fatally injured as the result of an accident where his motorcycle crashed off the side of the road.

According to preliminary details released by the state police, the incident took place just before 9:00 p.m. near the intersection of US Highway 64 and Walker Road.

Troopers reported that 49-year-old Jauch was driving along westbound US 64 on a 1996 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. As he did so, in events that are not entirely clear, the motorcycle ran off the side of the road and crashed into a cable barrier. Jauch was ejected from the vehicle.

Due to the crash, Jauch suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. No other motorists appear to be involved.

The exact factors surrounding the accident aren't clear at this time. No further information has been released.

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Commentary

A lot of times with these kinds of accidents, I see people that read "motorcycle accident" and immediately believe the motorcyclist was at fault. While it's certainly possible this is the case, the thought stems from a misconception that motorcyclists are inherently dangerous drivers. When many people think of a motorcyclist, they think of someone speeding down emergency lanes and weaving in and out of traffic. I know from years of experience and dozens of motorcycle accident cases that most motorcyclists are safety conscious drivers. However, that doesn't stop the bad apples from spoiling the bunch.

Am I saying Mr. Jauch wasn't at fault for this accident? Not quite. What I'm saying is that we simply don't know what caused this accident. Even a police report isn't 100% reliable in these cases; the only to really be sure of what occurred is to have a private investigator examine the accident. They know all of the possible factors that can cause these types of accidents, so even unlikely and easy-to-miss details can be considered.

Without any evidence to support a conclusion, it's nothing more than conjecture. While more hasty people tend to jump to preconceived and baseless assumptions, the more reasonable approach is to reserve all judgements until a thorough investigation is completed. Perhaps that investigation reveals new information, corrects mistaken details, or simply confirms what police have already said. The point here is that victims deserve the benefit of the doubt until all facts come to light.

--Grossman Law Offices

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