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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash

Jasper, IN (April 24, 2022) - A Jasper man was injured Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle/SUV crash at the intersection of Newton and 8th Streets in Jasper.

Jasper Police say the driver of the motorcycle, 58-year-old Jason Helming of Jasper, failed to yield the right of way and collided with an SUV driven by 46-year-old Joseph Marks-Weber of Charlestown, Indiana.

Helming was taken to Jasper Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Marks-Weber was not injured. Helming was cited for Failure to Yield the Right of Way.

Source: Jasper Police

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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Motorcycle Driver in Critical Condition After Crash

Fort Wayne, IN (April 23, 2022) - One motorcycle driver has critical injuries after a crash Saturday morning. It happened near West Tillman Road and Lower Huntington Road, where lanes are blocked off during the investigation.

Fort Wayne Police responded to the scene around 3:18 a.m. on reports of a crash with injuries. Witnesses reported a running motorcycling lying in the middle of the road. Officers said they found the adult male driver nearby, and he was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators found the driver- the only one on the motorcycle- was traveling westbound on Tillman Road, lost control of the vehicle as the road curved, and hit the guardrail south of Lower Huntington Road. Police said he was not wearing a helmet.

Police are still investigating to determine what caused the crash. Southbound lanes of traffic are blocked off at Tillman Road between Calhoun Street and Lower Huntington Road while crews investigate.

Source: WANE

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Friday, April 22, 2022

Fatal Crash Involves Motorcycle

Orignal Post: Apr 22, 2022 - 08:30 PM EST
Indianapolis, IN (April 22, 2022) - A fatal crash involving a motorcycle happened Friday night on the city’s Eastside, Indianapolis police say.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and medics were called shortly after 7:45 p.m. Friday to the intersection of South Arlington Avenue and East Terrace Avenue. That’s in a residential between Brookville Road and East Raymond Street.

IMPD provided no additional information about the crash. Social media indicated roads were closed in the area, but IMPD did not provide any information on roads closed in the area. No further updates as of this writing. 

Update: Apr 22, 2022 - 09:33 PM EST

A man on a motorcycle died on South Arlington Avenue on Friday night after witnesses saw him pass cars at 90 mph and clip a dump trump’s wheel, Indianapolis police say.

The dump truck was turning onto East Terrace Avenue when the motorcycle clipped the dump truck’s right, rear wheel, and the motorcyclist lost control, witnesses told police.

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Woman Critically Injured in Motorcycle Crash

Fort Wayne, IN ( April 22, 2022 ) - Fort Wayne police are investigating a motorcycle crash that left a woman with critical injuries. It happened just after midnight Friday in the 1200 block of North Coliseum Boulevard, just south of Lake Avenue.

Officers found the motorcycle lying in the northbound lanes. Two people were riding it at the time of the crash. Medics took a woman to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. A man had minor injuries and stayed at the scene to speak with officers.

Investigators believe the motorcycle was traveling north on Coliseum and hit the center median. They believe alcohol might have been involved.

Northbound Coliseum was down to one lane south of Lake while police cleared the scene. The crash is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Source: Wane

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Indiana Law Firm Launches 2022 Motorcycle Giveaway

Fort Wayne, IN (April 21, 2022) - The lawyers of Blackburn Romey launched a new giveaway campaign for a 2022 Harley Davidson Street Bob Special. The entry period for the bike giveaway ends on August 25, 2022, and anyone interested can enter until noon on that date via the Blackburn Romey website.

Rules of the Indiana Bike Giveaway

Each interested individual can enter the giveaway contest one time by filling out the entry form on the law firm’s website. Each entrant must be 18 years old or older and will need proof of age to claim the prize. There is no requirement that entrants are former or current clients of Blackburn Romey, though they must live in Indiana, Ohio, or Michigan to be eligible. No Blackburn Romey employees or their families may enter.

The giveaway winner will be announced at noon on August 26, 2022, on the Blackburn Romey website, and the winner will receive notification by phone. They have 30 days to claim the prize and will be responsible for all taxes and fees for titling and registration. The law firm hopes that someone will greatly enjoy their new Harley Street Bob.

About the law firm of Blackburn Romey

The law firm of Blackburn Romey represents injured accident victims in Indiana, including injured motorcyclists. Members of the firm are motorcycle enthusiasts who know the risks that people face while riding. They want to protect the rights of motorcyclists, as well as share their passion for bikes with the community through their giveaway promotion. Anyone who needs help from an Indiana motorcycle accident attorney should reach out to Blackburn Romey immediately.

Contact Blackburn Romey

Company Name: Blackburn Romey
Email: Send Email
Phone: 833-264-0903
Address: 4203 West Jefferson Blvd
City: Fort Wayne
State: Indiana

Source: Digital Journal 

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Sunday, April 17, 2022

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Crash

Sullivan, IN (April 17, 2022) - A man was airlifted to Indianapolis, after a motorcycle vs deer accident in Sullivan, Indiana. It happened on Saturday, just after 3:00 p.m. 

According to Sheriff Cottom, the wreck happened in the area of County Road 350 South, just west of State Road 154. An investigation indicates that a male, identified as 57-year-old Kip Sheffler, was riding west on 350 South when a deer ran out in front of him. 

Photo: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office - Indiana

 The impact caused Sheffler to lose control of the motorcycle, and the bike slid around 110 yards before coming to a rest in a ditch. The deer was killed instantly. This story will be updated when more information becomes available.  

Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office - Indiana

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Thursday, April 14, 2022

North Vernon Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Ripley County, IN (April 14, 2022) - A motorcyclist is dead following a crash early Thursday. The initial investigation by troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team indicated that a black 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, being driven by Christopher Kincaid, age 48, North Vernon, Indiana was traveling eastbound on State Road 48, just east of State Road 129.

For some unknown reason, Kincaid’s motorcycle crossed the center line into the path of a westbound white 2014 Ford truck being driven by Charles Eckstein, age 54, Sunman, Indiana. 

Kincaid’s motorcycle collided with Eckstein’s truck, causing Kincaid to be ejected from the motorcycle. Kincaid sustained fatal injuries in the collision. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ripley County Coroner’s Office. Eckstein was not injured in the collision.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash although toxicology results are pending at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Christopher Kincaid’s family has been notified. The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, Milan Police Department, Ripley County EMS, Delaware Fire Department, and the Ripley County Coroner’s Office.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police
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Man Dies in Steuben County Motorcycle Crash

Angola, IN (April 14, 2022) - The Fort Wayne Post of the Indiana State Police is currently investigating a single-vehicle motorcycle crash that happened late Tuesday night on West Orland Road near Crooked Lake, Steuben County, claiming the life of a Fremont man.

Indiana State Police officials say that Trooper Dan Burkey’s preliminary investigation stated that shortly before 9:30 pm Tuesday night, Tyler Channing Szapkiw, 28, of Fremont, was operating a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle in the area of the 2200 block of West Orland Road at a high rate of speed.

Tyler failed to negotiate a curve in the road, ran off the roadway, and struck a utility pole. The force of the impact snapped the utility pole in half. Tyler was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Arriving officers found him to be unconscious and suffering from a serious head injury.

According to ISP, Steuben County EMS personnel arrived on the scene and provided initial medical assistance. Tyler was flown from the scene by Lutheran Air to a hospital in Fort Wayne, where he later succumbed to his fatal injuries. Immediate family has been notified. This remains an active investigation by the Indiana State Police.

Trooper Burkey was assisted at the scene by Angola Police Department, Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, Steuben Fire & EMS personnel, Steuben County Highway Department, Nipsco, and Countryside Towing.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Sponsorship Opportunities

Indianapolis, Indiana - Support and sponsorships from like minded businesses are the backbone for many non-profits. If your business entails directly working with motorcycle people, then this is a great opportunity to show you care and support them. We have several options and creative ways to make this endeavor a roaring success. 

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor for Biker Down Indiana, please fill out this secure inquiry form below. We will respond with a sponsorship packet and try to answer any questions you have about becoming a sponsor. Since we are a project of a 501(c)(3) profit organization, your sponsorship could be tax exempt. Please contact your tax advisor for information. Thank You..

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Sunday, April 3, 2022

Motorcyclist Arrested After High Speed Chase

Sullivan County, IN (April 3, 2022) - A Sullivan man was arrested after a high-speed chase Friday night that ended with the crash of the suspect's motorcycle.

Jeffery L. Meier, 59, was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, controlled substance, marijuana and paraphernalia, resisting law enforcement, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. He was booked into the Sullivan County Jail.

Indiana State Police Trooper Austin Robertson attempted to stop a motorcycle speeding 100 mph on Indiana 54 about 11:42 p.m. The driver failed to stop and traveled through the city of Sullivan, violating several traffic laws, traveling through local yards and continuing to speed, police said.

The motorcycle stopped after Meier lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a ditch. Police said Meier tried to leave the scene but was stopped by Robertson.

Meier was arrested on the following charges:
  • Resisting Law Enforcement, Level 6 Felony 
  • Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony 
  • Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Class A Misdemeanor 
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle Intoxicated (Endangerment), Class A Misdemeanor 
  • Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor 
  • Possession of Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor 
  • Reckless Driving, Class C Misdemeanor

A Sullivan County sheriff's deputy assisted in taking Meier into custody.

Source: WANE

Saturday, April 2, 2022

We Are Biker Down Indiana

Biker Down Indiana is a formalized project which aims to inform motorcyclists about motorcycle related accidents around the state of Indiana. Information provided on social media is constantly up to date and easy to access for all. 

Biker Down Indiana also provides event and private fundraiser information pertaining to the families of those who have fallen or been injured. 

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Friday, April 1, 2022

Just Drive. That's It..

Just Drive. That's It..


April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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