Robert A. Schindler, Motorcyclist, Killed In Head On Collision With Delivery Truck

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Robert A. Schindler, age 56, died on June 29, 2012, after he was involved in a head on collision with a delivery truck as he rode his motorcycle, a Harley-Davidson, on State Road 58, near County Road 525, just south of Ogilville, Indiana, in Bartholomew County.

Schindler was traveling north, while the driver of the delivery truck, Raymond Hulse, age 62, was traveling south.  Hulse was driving a truck owned by Bartholomew County Beverage Company, and was attempting to make a left-hand turn into Meyer Grocery’s parking lot, to make a delivery, when the accident occurred.

It appears that the truck turned into the motorcycle’s path, allegedly because the driver did not see the motorcycle.  It has been reported that Schindler’s motorcycle collided with the driver’s side bumper and fender.  Schindler suffered injuries to his chest and upper extremities.  He was transported to the Columbus Regional Hospital, by helicopter, where he was pronounced dead.  Hulse did not appear to be injured at the time of the accident.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department has completed a preliminary investigation, and has stated, “Our preliminary investigation indicates the truck driver may not have seen the motorcyle until it was too late.” 

Starr Austen & Miller, Indiana truck accident lawyers, focus on representing individuals and their family members in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, such as those often involved in truck accidents.  If you have any additional information on this accident, please call Andrew Miller with the law firm of Starr Austen & Miller at (574) 722-6676.

[Source:  The Republic, WCSI Local News]