On May 13, 2012 at approximately 4:00 p.m., 31 year old Joseph Sodari of Palmyra, Missouri was operating a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle driving northbound on US 61 in New London. At that said time and place, 74 year old Doris Mims of Hannibal, Missouri was operating a 2000 Ford traveling westbound on Fifth Street.
At that time and place, Mims pulled her vehicle into the path of Sodari’s motorcycle, causing him to collide with the driver’s side of her vehicle.
Motorcyclist Joseph Sodari was transported from the scene of the crash to Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Missouri with serious injuries. The at-fault driver, Doris Mims, was also taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries received in the crash. Both drivers were wearing their safety devices at the time of the crash.
Sodari’s motorcycle received total damage in the crash and was towed from the scene by Heartland Towing in Hannibal, Missouri. The at-fault vehicle received extensive damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Tallman’s Towing in Hannibal, Missouri. Both drivers possessed insurance coverage for their vehicles at the time of the crash.
This crash was investigated by Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper Paul Behrens who was assisted by New London Fire Department and the Ralls County Sheriff’s Department.
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