Man who confessed on YouTube pleads guilty to fatal accident

The man who posted a YouTube video taking responsibility for a fatal car accident months ago pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and DUI on Wednesday, September 18.

Powell resident Matthew Cordle faces a sentence of 2 to 8 ½ years of imprisonment after accidentally killing Vincent Canzani in a wrong-way car crash on Interstate 670 the night of June 22, 2013. Cordle, 22, pleaded guilty to these criminal charges in a hearing at Franklin County Court.

In his YouTube video, Cordle confessed that he accidentally killed Canzani due to drunk driving and ended his message by asking others not to drink and drive.

The legal team at , strives to help people in Des Moines who have suffered unduly due to the negligent actions of drunk drivers. Call  877-327-2600 today to talk with us about pursuing legal action against the drunk driver who harmed you or your loved one.



Three injured in head-on collision

A head-on collision that happened Saturday night in Auburn, Iowa shut down a highway for nearly three hours and injured three.

Flurries of snow and icy roads factored into a 27-year-old Carroll man losing control of his pick-up truck and crossing over into an oncoming lane. He struck an oncoming vehicle head-on injuring the two people inside the car, as well as himself.

The car that was struck was totaled and rescue workers had to use the jaws of life to remove the 46-year-old driver from the car. He was taken by helicopter to a Des Moines hospital. His passenger, a 13-year-old boy, was treated for non life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.

If you have been injured in a car accident in Des Moines, please contact the Des Moines car accident lawyers of by calling 877-327-2600 today.



Holiday festivities take place in Des Moines this weekend

Several local choirs and bands were on hand this weekend to kick off the holiday season in Des Moines, Iowa.

The annual tree lighting took place Friday night with the assistance of Santa Claus. The lighting occured at the Big Catch Plaza and numerous residents were there to watch the festivities. Santa arrived in a sleigh being pulled by Harley Davidson motorcycles and helped with the lighting of the tree.

The Des Moines Yacht Club sponsored lighted boat parade was in full swing Saturday night as decorated boats left the marina to tour the areas of Redondo and Three Tree Point.

The Des Moines car accident lawyers of hope that this holiday season is one that everyone enjoys.

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Madison man died in fatal crash in Waterloo

On Wednesday, Joseph Pink, 71, of Madison, WI, died after being hit in a car crash earlier in the week in Waterloo, IA.

Garth Beatty, 70, of Vinton, IA, was driving a pickup truck with a trailer attached in the southbound lanes of Highway 63 when he hit Pink’s car as he was crossing the highway.

According to police, Beatty’s pickup flipped and both cars ended up in a nearby ditch.  Beatty was rushed to a nearby Waterloo hospital.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact Des Moines car accident attorneys of  by calling 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.



Des Moines man injured in crash in Kane County

On Saturday at 3:50pm, Ryan J. Siebenbrodt, 30, of Des Moines, was flown from the scene of a crash where his Chevrolet Impala collided with an empty semi-trailer.

Siebenbrodt was cut out of his car by the rescue team at Main Street and County Line Road in unincorporated Kaneville Township in Kane County.  He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, and is in good condition.  Walter J. Seilheimer, 66, of Sandwich, IL was the driver of the semitrailer, and was not injured.

According to police, the crash is still under investigation and details will be disclosed at a later time.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact Des Moines car accident attorneys of  at 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.

 



High speed chase leads to man’s death

18 year old, Jonathan Bindel of Jefferson, died Tuesday night in a fatal car accident on Highway 30 in west central Iowa.

Bindel’s vehicle collided with a police pickup truck driven by Officer Heath Enns on Highway 30 after Bindel was being chased by authorities for speeding and driving recklessly. Passenger Miranda Parris, 20, of Jefferson was rushed to Greene County Medical Center. Officer Enns was not injured.

If you have been been injured in a car accident, it is important to have experienced representation on your side. Contact Des Moines auto accident attorneys LaMarca Law Group, P.C. 877-327-2600 today.



Man injured in one-car accident, police investigate

One man was injured in a single-car accident that occurred on Highway D-54 on Friday.

According to officials, the accident occurred as the 44-year-old man was heading down the roadway when he lost control and struck a ditch before hitting a concrete culvert and coming to a stop.

The man was trapped in the car as a result of the accident and had to be extricated by the Jaws of Life. The man was then transported to the hospital to be treated and blood was drawn from the man so that it could be tested for drug use.

If you or a loved one has been injured after being involved in a car accident, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Des Moines car accident lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.



Two-car crash on Highway 59 leaves four people injured

A two-car crash on Highway 59 resulted in the injury of four people.

According to police officials, the accident occurred as a family was traveling southbound down Highway 59 when another vehicle attempted to make a left turn in front of them, but the two cars collided.

The 70-year-old driver of the second car was injured along with three in the family’s car. Three of the passengers were transported to Myrtue Memorial Hospital to  be treated. A 16-year-old passenger in the family’s car was transported to Creighton Medical Center by medical helicopter. News on their current condition has not been released at this time.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.



Iowa football player charged with drunk driving

Dan Heiar, state defensive lineman, was injured in a single-car accident back in April and has now been charged with drunk driving. Heiar spent several weeks in the hospital recovering from his injuries.

The accident occurred on I-80 around 3 am when Heiar’s truck hit a guardrail and slid down a hill. The car was found upside down with beer cans inside.

He pleaded not guilty in June and will be arraigned on July 29th. Heiar is expected to make a full recovery but will most likely not be able to play for the 2011 season due to his injuries.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driving accident, call the Des Moines car accident lawyers of , at 877-327-2600.



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