Friday, May 4, 2012

Was Motorcycle Accident Death of Donald Herbst Failure To Yield

Donald Herbst from Camden was seriously injuried in a motorcycle crash in Milford Township at approximately 7 AM Wednesday morning has died. 

The Butler County Sheriff says emergency responders were called to the intersection of State Route 177 and Harris Road in Milford Township for a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck. The Butler county sheriff Deputies say 25 year old Donald Herbst was driving his Harley motorcycle southbound on State Route 177 when a pickup, driven by 17 year old Andrew Hensley of Milford Township, turned from Harris Road onto 177 and hit Herbst. 

Herbst, was air carried by Air Care to University Hospital in Cincinnati in an attempt to save his life. But it was to no avail.

As of yet. no charges have been filed. The crash remains under investigation by the Butler County Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team (S.T.A.R.T.) If you were a witness to this motorcycle accident please call the Butler County Sheriff .


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A review of the area shows that stops signs controlled Harris road. Thus Andrew Hensley , if reports are accurate would be under a duty to yield the right of way . Another brother motorcyclist down . Another roadside cross for someone to order. Another family that will never be the same.



Commentary


When a car is on a stop street that intersects with a thru highway it has a duty to yield the right of way to traffic. Many times the car that unlawfully entered the intersection will claim that the other vehicle was speeding. I have questioned people in depositions and ask them why they would pull out in front of a car that they thought was speeding. Unfortunately people will not admit responsibility. However a thorough investigation by experienced accident investigators can use evidence at the scene to reconstruct the accident. It's imperative to get an experienced accident reconstruction engineer to review the evidence as soon as possible. 

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