Motorcyclist killed after hitting pothole, crashing into truck on I-270

HAZELWOOD, MO – A motorcyclist was killed in an accident caused by hitting a pothole on I-270 early this morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on eastbound I-270, east of Lindbergh Boulevard, at 1:25 a.m., when the driver of a 2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide, 49-year-old St. Louis resident Robin E. Foster, struck a pothole.

Foster crashed into the left side of a 2020 Freightliner MS truck being driven by 67-year-old Johnny R. Schmieg, from Fairview Heights, Illinois. Foster fell off her motorcycle, which then collided with another motorcycle, a 2017 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special being operated by 55-year-old St. Louis man Tyrone Chappel. Chappel then fell off his motorcycle.

Foster, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to the hospital, and at 2:19 a.m., she was pronounced dead.

Chappel and Schmieg were not injured in the collision.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to advocate for better roadway maintenance or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis motorcycle accident attorneys.