Three injured in Grundy County head-on collision

A head-on collision involving two vehicles recently in Grundy County resulted to three persons injured, a report of KWWL 7 stated on Thursday, January 5.

In the information provided by Grundy County authorities, at about 7:00 a.m., a vehicle on the southbound in the 17,000 mile of Highway 14 went to the opposite lane and had a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle. The persons involved, only identified as a 45-year-old man, 20-year-old man, and a 16-year-old boy, were all brought to a local medical facility; the two adults were later airlifted to another hospital in Iowa City. A photo of the incident showed the extent of the damage caused by the collision where the front end of one of the vehicles was heavily damaged. State authorities and responders from nearby jurisdictions provided assistance to Grundy County authorities.

The automobile accident attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., understand that severe financial loss is often the result when people get involved in car accidents. However, if this happened to you or to a loved one, we may offer you legal assistance for you to possibly get remunerations you need for treatment. Find out how we may work on your behalf today by calling (877) 327-2600.



3 pronounced dead in Walmart store accident

An article of CBS News reported on December 2 that three people in Pella, Iowa were pronounced dead after they were involved in an accident at a Walmart store involving a pickup truck.

Aside from the three fatalities on December 1, two other people, including the vehicle driver, suffered injuries after a vehicle rammed through the glass facade of the store’s entrance. The pickup reportedly passed through a concrete post and into the grocery area where it came to a stop after striking a food display stand. Individuals who saw the incident said the driver, identified as a 66-year-old man, was travelling at an excessive speed when the accident took place.

Information coming from authorities said that they are waiting for the man’s toxicology tests before taking any action. The man involved did not have any traffic or felony history, and it was not clear if he suffered from a medical condition at the time.



Iowa DUI suspect receives 12 year prison sentence for disabling woman in accident

A sentence of 12 years in prison was imposed on a drunk driver after he crashed a vehicle last year that left a woman disabled, an October 19 article of WQAD reported on October 19.

According to reports, a woman suffered multiple injuries last year after the vehicle she was driving in Rock Island County was struck by a vehicle driven by a man who was under the influence of intoxicants. The woman required surgeries due to facial injuries she sustained. During the sentencing on Wednesday, the woman told the defendant how angry she was at him for taking her life. Aside from hospital expenses that already reached $500,000, the woman is close to losing her health insurance after losing her job. Prior to the sentencing, the man had four DUI offenses in Des Moines County.

The car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. represent Des Moines individuals who are disabled by drunk drivers in accidents. We may be able to help you recover your loss by pursuing damage claims from negligent parties. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to find out how we may work for you.



3 hurt in suspected drunken driving crash in Iowa

A recent two-vehicular mishap in O’Brien County resulted to three persons injured and a driver being cited due to suspicion of being under the influence of intoxicants while behind the wheel, a July 29 article in the Sioux City Journal stated.

Reports coming from O’Brien County authorities revealed that at about 10:00 p.m. on July 28 a two-vehicular accident happened near the intersection of Oriole Avenue and 240th Street in the eastern portion of Ashton. A vehicle containing three persons reportedly was struck by a vehicle coming from the southbound lane of Oriole Avenue. The southbound vehicle’s driver was identified as a 27-year-old male from Allendorf. The female driver of the other vehicle and her two passengers were all brought to a hospital due to injuries they sustained. The driver who caused the accident, who attempted to evade authorities and was suspected of OWI, was later apprehended and citations related to the mishap were issued to him.

Drivers who are under the influence of intoxicants often leave their victims seriously injured when they got involved in accidents. However, if a drunken driver caused you injuries in Des Moines, a personal injury attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may possibly help you get funds from the responsible party for your fast recovery. Learn more about your options from us today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Fatal vehicular accidents on the rise in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) recently predicted that deaths involving vehicles will be higher this year as compared to the previous year, a June 27 report of The Des Moines Register stated.

From January until June, the DOT already recorded 170 vehicular fatalities, which is significantly greater than the total of 128 deaths recorded in the same months in 2015. This year’s record, according to DOT, has exceeded the 140 five-year average vehicular deaths. The recent DOT data revealed that combinations of not wearing seatbelts, excessive speeding, and drunken or distracted driving were factors related to the death increase. An officer of the Iowa State Patrol noted fatal one-vehicle accidents often occur due to over speeding. Iowa authorities advised travelers this summer season to always wear a seatbelt and to slow down to prevent deadly accidents.

The Des Moines attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. understand families have to deal with great emotional, physical, and financial hardships after a loved one is injured in an accident. If your life has been interrupted by a negligent driver,  we may help you pursue damage claims against responsible parties for you to possibly lessen your burden. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your options.



Fewer license revocations in Iowa despite drunk driving death increase

Iowa has faced an increase in deaths caused by drunk drivers, but the number of drivers who have their licenses revoked is trending downwards.

A spokesperson for the Mason City Crime Prevention team noted that people often suffer impaired abilities behind the wheel even when their blood alcohol level is under the legal limit of .08 percent. Compared to the 110 DUI deaths recorded in 2014, there were 123 deaths recorded last year, but driver’s license revocation numbers reportedly fell by hundreds. Vehicle drivers should always designate a sober driver if they are expected to drink any amount of alcohol.

Families are too often devastated by the loss of a loved one due to reckless driving. If you or someone you know has lost a loved one to a drunk driver, a Des Moines lawyer at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may may be able to help you receive due compensation. Call our office at (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.



2 police among 4 killed in Iowa mishap

Two Des Moines police officers were among the four individuals killed in a two-vehicle accident caused by a wrong-way driver in Iowa, a March 26 article of News Channel 3 reported.

Reports stated a female and a male police officer were on their way to Des Moines to transport a female inmate when their vehicle was crashed into by a vehicle driving in the wrong direction. All of the occupants inside the police vehicle and the driver who caused the collision were killed in the head-on crash. A spokesperson for the Des Moines police stated that the officers had both recently graduated in October and they had been working in the department for several months. In a press conference held hours later after the accident, the police chief, who was saddened by the incident, gave some details to the public. Governor Terry Branstad stated that he will issue an order to lower the flags to half-staff in honor of the lost officers.



Waterloo students hurt in vehicular accident

Several individuals, some of which were students, were injured when a school van was rear-ended by a pickup trick in Waterloo on December 9.

Reports said the accident occurred at about 5:00 in the evening; Waterloo Police were called to the intersection of E 8th Street and Franklin Street after receiving reports of the accident. The two-vehicle collision reportedly happened when a woman driving a pickup truck struck the back of a Waterloo School District van. Both vehicles were traveling west on Franklin Street at the time of the accident. Authorities told reporters that six people were hospitalized due to injuries that were considered minor. Police withheld the exact number of students hurt in the incident along with all other identifying information for those involved in the collision.

Many families suffer from physical injuries and financial loss when their children sustain injuries in car accidents. If you are dealing with the aftermath of a collision in Des Moines, the legal team at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. is prepared to help you fight for compensation. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your options.



Lawsuit claims Porsche liable for Paul Walker’s death

In the November 25 wrongful death lawsuit filed by attorneys of deceased actor Paul Walker’s father against Porsche, it was claimed that the “Fast and Furious” star could have survived the crash on November 30, 2013, if his 2005 Carrera GT had adequate safety features installed, namely, an “electronic stability control system” like those found in other specialized vehicles. This claim is similar to those listed in a lawsuit filed by the actor’s daughter, Meadow Walker, in which her attorneys alleged that the seatbelt and vehicle sidings likely contributed to the fatal injuries sustained by the actor.

At the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our legal team of personal injury attorneys represent bereaved families who seek to gain some level of justice in the wake of their loved one’s untimely passing. We are dedicating to helping families through legal battles so that they are free to grieve for their loss. To discuss your case with our team today, call (877) 327-2600.



Two injured in Dubuque County crash

Two drivers in Dubuque County suffered injuries after they were involved in an accident near Luxemburg, a November 8 article reported.

Information coming from the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office revealed that authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident on November 6 on Highway 136. A woman, identified as a 46-year-old New Vienna resident, was traveling in the southbound lane when she attempted to pass a slower vehicle. After entering the northbound lane to pass, the woman saw another vehicle coming towards her in the northbound lane. Upon attempting to get back in the southbound lane out of the oncoming vehicle’s way, the woman over-corrected and struck the oncoming vehicle, driven by a 66-year-old man from Colesburg.

The collision send both vehicles into a nearby ditch, and the woman’s car rolled several times along the way. Both drivers were taken to Mercy Hospital, with the man being airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics later due to the serious condition of this injuries.

 



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