A fatal Muskegon County motorcycle accident has left the driver of the motorcycle dead. Edwin Ackerman of Sheridan Township in Newaygo County was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a car pulling out of the Alibi Bar’s parking lot. Mr. Ackerman apparently veered to avoid the car but was not able to escape the crash. He was taken to Mercy Health Partners Hackley Campus and then to Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. The car driver was taken to Muskegon County jail for drunken driving causing serious injury or death. This is a very tragic accident and my sympathies extend to the Ackerman family. This is a truly senseless loss. No Fault benefits will pay for all the medical expenses and the family can also receive a portion of the funeral expenses as part of their survivor loss coverage. The family may also have a claim against the other driver since she appears to have been at fault and possibly the bar that served her alcohol. This kind of claim is called a dram shop claim.