Motorcyclist dies after crashing into highway guardrail near Savanna-Sabula
A motorcyclist died after crashing into a highway guardrail, northeast of the Quad Cities.
The crash happened on the Savanna-Sabula river bridge causeway, Highway 52/64, around 2:45 p.m. on Friday, June 14, according to a statement from Deputy Russ Long with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. The driver was northbound on a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he approached a curve to the right and hit a guardrail on the other side of the roadway.
The motorcyclist, 51-year-old Lee J.W. Fersch from Davenport, was taken to a Clinton, Iowa hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.
Deputy Long said Fersch was thrown from the motorcycle during the incident. The bike itself went further than 530 feet.