Careless driving incident results in $2,600 reimbursement to county
A motorcycle-van accident Sunday, Aug. 30, resulted in the motorcyclist being airlifted to Iowa City MercyOne Hospital with serious incapacitating injuries.
Davis County Deputy Sheriff Jerad Wittmaack responded to the 6:10 p.m. call that an accident had occurred on the Floris Road.
Wittmaack’s report states Roger William Rouw of Hedrick was passing an SUV in a no-passing zone while eastbound on his Kawasaki motorcycle. Rouw’s vision was likely obscured by a right-hand curve in the road and he was unable to see an oncoming, westbound Chrysler Town and Country Van driven by Cecil Bender of Macon, Mo.
Rouw’s motorcycle collided with the driver’s side of Bender’s vehicle, causing Rouw to lose control and go into the ditch on the north side of the curve. The motorcycle came to rest partially on top of Rouw.
Rouw was airlifted to Iowa City MercyOne with injuries that Wittmaack described as “critical.”
Bender stopped his vehicle on the north side of the road following the collision and helped assist Rouw.
Bender’s van had an estimated $1,500 damage on the driver’s side and a flat tire on the left rear wheel. The tire was changed and Bender was able to drive away from the scene.
Rouw’s Kawasaki suffered $2,500 in damages and was taken to Spilman Auto.
On Tuesday, Sept. 1, a call came into the Davis County Sheriff’s office at 9:24 a.m. saying there had been a one-car accident on Eagle Blvd. in the northwest part of Davis County. The Bloomfield Police Department responded to the call and found the driver of a gray Kia had left the scene of the accident that occurred when the Kia struck a guardrail leading onto a bridge.
Deputy Josh Sinnott reported it was unknown how long the driver had been gone from the scene. Officers discovered the car was registered to Lisa Johnson of Bloomfield and found her at her home after she had gotten a ride from another person.
Sinnott said Johnson was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to control and careless driving.
He indicated Johnson will be responsible for reimbursing the county $2,601.20 for damage to the guardrail.
Sinnott described the Kia as “totaled.”