The Ottumwa Courier is reporting that an Ottumwa woman died in a motorcycle accident on Interstate 80. The accident occurred on August 3 at 10:47 p.m. Ottumwan Michael Gene Muldoon, 56, and Mary Beth Penne, 62, were riding a motorcycle being driven by Muldoon on I-80 west of Williamsburg, Iowa near mile marker 207 when the rear tire deflated.
The tire deflating caused the motorcycle to lose control. Muldoon and Penne were ejected. Penne died from her injuries after she was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Muldoon’s injuries were less severe. He was taken by ambulance to the same hospital. The Iowa State Patrol is continuing to conduct an investigation of the crash.
The sudden deflation of the tire raises questions. What if a defect in the tire caused it to deflate? If that proves to be the case, would the family be entitled to compensation? In addition, would the tire manufacturer be able to be held accountable for what it did?
These questions will linger until the investigation is completed and maybe even longer and still may not yield more information than what is already known. After an accident, having your own investigation conducted by people who know what they are doing and who you can trust, can make all the difference.
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