The value of a timely investigation that produces photographs and a record of what the scene looked like shortly after the collision.
In this collision we have a 60 year old driver on a 1999 Honda GL1500 CT motorcycle. See the narrative below and ask yourself where was the gravel that he first hit and how important would it be to have photographs to show the maintenance condition of that roadway?
Driver One: James Penick, Osceola, Iowa.
TOI: 5:40 PM
LOI: Highway 69, 49 milemarker in Clarke County, Iowa
Narrative: VEHICLE 1 HIT THE GRAVEL SHOULDER, LOST CONTROL, THEN WENT INTO THE WEST DITCH AND OVERTURNED. THE DRIVER WAS TRANSPORTED TO METHODIST BY LIFE-FLIGHT WITH INCAPACITATING INJURIES.