Des Moines man injured in Water Works Park accident

A 28-year-old Des Moines man was injured in a single-vehicle accident that occurred early Monday morning near Water Works Park.

The man was in the vehicle with a 23-year-old Clive man when the car was unable to complete a turn, and crashed near the north entrance to the park. The car was in water when Des Moines police officers arrived on the scene. The 23-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passerby was able to pull the Des Moines man out of the vehicle, and he was then taken to a hospital that was in the area. He suffered injuries, but they were not considered to be life-threatening. An investigation into the car accident has begun, and an autopsy of the 23-year-old will also be conducted.

 



6 Iowa teens hurt in car accident

A two-vehicle accident sent six Iowa teenagers to the hospital on Saturday afternoon.

Around 1 p.m. in Schaller, a 15-year-old driver with a learner’s permit was traveling on a gravel road when the large amount of dust in the air caused her to cross onto the other side of the road, striking an oncoming vehicle. That oncoming vehicle was being driven by a 16-year-old driver.

There were four passengers in the 15-year-old’s vehicle, and every one of them sustained injuries in the accident.

The car of the driver responsible for the head-on collision had $3,000 worth of damage, and the other vehicle had $12,000 worth of damage from the accident.

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Please contact the car accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.



Weekend car accidents kill 4 in Iowa

Three fatal car accidents left four people dead over the weekend in Iowa. Fatalities resulting from these traffic accidents are currently higher in 2012 than they were at this time last year.

The first accident involved a 77-year-old woman, and her 80-year-old husband, both from Boone. They were headed to a picnic location, with their 15-year-old grandson as their driver. A limo collided with their vehicle, causing the elderly couple to sustain fatal injuries. Two people in the limo were taken to the hospital as well, and one is listed in critical condition.

In Fort Dodge, a teenage girl was killed after she lost control of her vehicle, and was ejected. Another single-vehicle accident claimed the life of a 41-year-old man in Waterloo. He was unable to maintain control of his vehicle on a county road close to Interstate 80.

During this difficult time, our thoughts are with the victims’ families and friends.



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.



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