2 people injured in Iowa collision incident

Two people in Iowa recently suffered injuries after the tractor they were riding on was involved in an accident, kcrg.com reported on August 15.

Reports provided by the Prairie City Fire Department said the accident happened on August 14 when a tractor containing two people was rear-ended by a pickup truck near the city. Assistant Fire Chief Tony Mosher stated that the tractor’s operator and other occupant were brought to a hospital in Des Moines due to serious injuries they sustained in the accident. The injuries are reported to be non-life-threatening.

The driver that crashed into the tractor did not suffer injuries. The identifications of all of the people involved in the crash were not released by authorities.

The Des Moines lawyers of strongly believe that people who are injured in accidents caused by reckless parties should be entitled to get remunerations to help them compensate for their financial losses. If you think this applies to you, our lawyers may be able to help you to pursue compensation for your injuries. Call us today at (877) 327-2600 to find out how we may be able to help.



Two Killed in 30 Vehicle Accident

Two people died while seven were injured in a car accident that involved more than 30 vehicles late last month.

The Iowa State Patrol blamed the accident on blowing snow that inhibited motorists’ visibility, resulting in the series of collisions that occurred, as drivers had difficulty seeing vehicles in front of them because of the inclement weather. Heavily ice- and snow-covered roads also added to the dangerous conditions. The area was closed for several hours while troopers removed the vehicles that were affected.

The Iowa State Patrol advised motorists to avoid driving in dangerous weather conditions such as the ones that caused this accident.

Our thoughts are with all the victims of this accident and their families.



NHTSA study finds link between low tire pressure and auto accidents

Worn tires were the focus of a new study carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This study was based on crash data compiled between 2005 and 2007, and it determined that there is a connection between worn out tires with low pressure and car accidents.

Accidents happened three times as often for vehicles with underinflated tires, according to the study. Tires that qualified as “underinflated” were 25 percent below the recommended levels. Worn out tires could also affect the tread life and the handling of a vehicle.

The NHTSA advises the public to manually check their vehicles’ tire pressure each month. This quick check will allow vehicles to function at their best and can help prevent car accidents as well.

Tires can blow out if not properly maintained. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a tire defect, please contact the auto accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.



Iowa couple injured in car accident, die holding hands

A couple that had been married for 72 years died holding hands in the hospital after being involved in a car accident.

The car accident took place in the town of State Center, Iowa. The husband, 94, and wife, 90, both suffered serious injuries and were taken to the emergency room. They were separated in the beginning when they were being tended to, but eventually ended up in intensive care together.

The couple did everything together and even during their agony continued to ask about the progress of one another while they were separated. Their children were there at the hospital and watched the two join hands when they knew their time was coming to an end. They died exactly one hour apart from one another, still holding hands.

Our thought and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victims during this difficult time.

 



Davenport woman dies in pedestrian accident

Authorities report that a Davenport woman was killed in East Moline in a car-pedestrian accident Saturday, May 15, around midnight.

The woman was crossing Avenue of the Cities at a location without a crosswalk or traffic lights when she tripped and fell to the road. Oncoming traffic was unable to stop and the woman was also unable to move out of the way.

The woman suffered severe injuries to her chest, neck, and head, and died at the scene.



Boone County ambulance accident kills two

According to authorities, an ambulance-truck accident in Boone County on Thursday left two injured and two dead.

The incident happened on Highway 30 near Beaver around 11:30 a.m. A 75-year-old Carroll man was being transported from St. Anthony’s Regional Hospital to another facility.

The ambulance had its emergency lights on and was passing vehicles. When it came behind the semi-trailer truck, the truck driver attempted to move into the right lane to allow the ambulance to pass. The driver of the ambulance moved into the right lane at the same time, crashing into the back of the truck.

Both the 75-year-old patient and a 53-year-old nurse in the ambulance were killed, while a paramedic and the ambulance driver both sustained critical injuries. They were taken to Mercy Medical Center and Greene County Medical Center.



Teenage cyclist struck by bus

A 13-year-old Des Moines bicyclist rode in front of a bus at the intersection of Sixth Street and Forest Avenue around 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to police.

The teenager was struck by the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority bus as he entered the intersection perpendicular to oncoming traffic. He was taken to Mercy Medical Center with a broken leg and facial abrasions. Health officials expect him to make a full recovery.

Witnesses report that the bus driver had a green light and that the teenager entered the intersection against traffic. The bus driver has no history of accidents or infractions.

No charges have been filed.

Bicycle accidents are very dangerous and are often the fault of negligence on the part of one or more of the parties involved in an accident. If you have been involved in a bicycle traffic accident, contact the Des Moines bicycle accident attorneys LaMarca Law Group, P.C. 877-327-2600 today.



Woman killed Sunday in two-motorcycle-crash

Police have identified a woman killed Sunday in a two-motorcycle accident as a 26-year-old Des Moines resident. She was riding as a passenger on her 35-year-old husband’s motorcycle when the crash occurred.

Their motorcycle crashed into the back of another motorcycle being driven by a 55-year-old Altoona man around 6:25 p.m. near the 400 block of East 30th Street. The 55-year-old man was uninjured but the woman was thrown from the couple’s motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband was transported to Mercy Medical Center with a broken leg.

None of the riders were wearing helmets. Police are still determining whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash.

If you have been injured by a drunk or negligent driver, contact the Des Moines car accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. 877-327-2600 today.



Dumont Man Seriously Injured in Iowa Car Accident

A man from Dumont was injured in a two-vehicle accident near Greene, Thursday morning.

According to officials with the Butler’s County Sheriff’s Department, 64 year-old William V. Thompson was injured in an accident shortly after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of 110th Street and Jay Avenue. Police say Thompson pulled into the passing lane on 110th Street, attempting to navigate passed a vehicle driven by 55 year-old Craig S. Frevert, or Greene. Frevert was attempting to make a left turn onto Jay Avenue, according to a report from the Iowa State Patrol.

Iowa State Troopers say Thompson was transported to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa for treatment after the accident. He was later transferred to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Thompson is listed in serious condition, according to a hospital spokesman.

The Greene fire and ambulance departments assisted the State Patrol at the scene.

The Des Moines car accident lawyer of are here to help you if you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident. For more information on brake defects and personal injury claims, contact us at 877-327-2600 today.



MO Woman Killed in Iowa Car Accident

A woman from Memphis was killed in a car accident Thursday in Iowa.

According to officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 52 year-old Karen E. Leon, of Memphis, Missouri, was traveling east on U.S. 136 shortly after 5:00 a.m. when the crash occurred. Troopers say Leon’s 1999 Lexus crossed the center line of the road way, into oncoming traffic. Police say Leon’s vehicle moved directly into the path of a westbound pickup truck driven by 60 year-old William Merideth of Keokuk, Iowa.

According to a report from the Scotland County Coroner’s Office, Leon was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Merideth sustained minor injuries and was transported to Scotland County Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police could not comment on the nature of his injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

The Des Moines car accident attorneys of are here to help you if you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident. For more information on brake defects and personal injury claims, contact us at 877-327-2600 today.



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