Iowa City Police Sgt. Denise Brotherton said Koeppel was westbound on Burlington Street, crossing the intersection with Gilbert Street, at 7:25 a.m. today. Koeppel was driving a small Yamaha motorcycle.
At the same time, a Ford F150 pickup was eastbound on Burlington. A police officer who witnessed the crash said the driver of the truck attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Gilbert Street and collided with Koeppel in the intersection. The driver was cited for failing to yield.
Koeppel was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics were he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Brotherton said Koeppel appears as if he’s going to be fine.
Koeppel is a 6-foot-2-inch, 273-pound offensive lineman who walked on to the Hawkeye football team after graduating from Iowa City High School in 2006. Throughout preseason camp, Koeppel has been competing with James Ferentz for the starting job at center. He played in four games in 2009 and was named academic all Big Ten.
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