Soccer ball causes motorcycle accident in Iowa 136 | Local News


CHARLOTTE – A Clinton couple were rushed to Genesis DeWitt Hospital by ambulance on Sunday after a soccer ball caused them to lose control of their motorcycle on Iowa 136.

Jared Lee Colschen, 41, his passenger Michelle L. Colschen, 40, and Ethan Ryan Chapman, 22, all of Clinton, were part of a biker group traveling east on Iowa 136 to the ‘is from Charlotte, according to an accident report from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

As the group approached the house at 3410 Iowa 136 around 2:30 p.m., a soccer ball rolled down the road in front of the runners.

Chapman tried to slow down and swerved towards the Colschen to miss the ball, according to the crash report. It also caused Jared Colschen to swerve. Both bikes slid sideways on the road.

Jared Colschen sustained minor injuries and was transported by the Genesis ambulance to Genesis DeWitt, according to the accident report. Michelle Colschen was taken by ambulance to Genesis with suspected serious injuries.

Chapman suffered minor injuries but was not taken to hospital, according to the report.

Damage to Colschen’s 2005 Harley-Davidson FLTRI and Chapman’s 2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTC Electra G was estimated at $ 8,000 each.

No charges have been laid.