The man injured Sunday when his motorcycle collided with a car on U.S. 67 north of LeClaire is being cited, Scott County sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.

Benjamin Edge, 31, of McCausland was driving a 1995 Harley-Davidson motorcycle heading north when he saw a 2009 Ford Escape slowing down to make a left-hand turn onto 230th Street and attempted to brake, officials said.

The motorcycle’s rear wheel locked up sending it sideways and sliding into the rear of the Ford, officials said.

Edge was transported to Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street, Davenport, with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Edge was not wearing a helmet and was cited for failure to stop in an assured distance, officials said.

The Ford was driven by Nadine Roth, 52, of Bettendorf. She wasn’t injured.

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I trust by now the motorcyclist is out of the woods in regards to his injuries. However, this is just one more example of the idiot motorcyclists that incur accidents that CAN be avoided. Per the comment feed that was from the motorcycle fatality that happened in Bettendorf a few weeks back; PAY ATTENTION MOTORCYCLISTS!!! Accidents do not always have to happen. The great majority of motorcycle/vehicular accidents can be avoided by the motorcyclist. It is OUR position to think for the idiot mistakes of the motorist and NOT be the fault. Let's be the solution, not the problem.


Another Harley rider riding over his ability, not really breaking news. Glad everyone's okay.

PS wear a helmet. Your cranium cracking against asphalt, you can and will die. It's not rocket science.

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