Waterloo crash kills Madison man

Joseph Pink, 71, of Madison, WI, died Wednesday from injuries suffered after a car collision in Waterloo, IA, earlier this week.

According to authorities, Pink was hit by Garth Beatty, 70, of Vinton, IA, while crossing the southbound lanes of Highway 63.  Beatty was driving a pickup truck with a trailer attached.

Both cars ended up in a ditch, and the pickup truck flipped upon impact.  Beatty was brought to a nearby Waterloo hospital.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, it is important to have experienced representation to help guide you through this difficult time.  Contact Des Moines auto accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.



5-car accident in West Liberty

Candelaria Antonio, 24, of West Liberty, was driving her Ford Explorer on Nov 7 when a vehicle struck her from behind.

Antonio was making on the 900 block of N. Columbus St. into a private drive when Patricia Koenig, 65, of West Liberty, hit Antonio with her van from behind.  Francisco Reyes, 50, of West Liberty, was driving behind Koenig and stopped his car, but a domino effect of collisions began.   Reyes was hit from behind by Fernando Rios, 38, of Muscatine, and Rios was then hit by Leonel Ayala, 29, of West Liberty.

Koenig and Ayala were issued citations for failure to maintain control while driving, and the remaining three were issued citations for failure to carry a valid Iowa drivers license.

Three of the victims were taken to a nearby hospital for injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact Des Moines car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.



Winter weather causes fatal crash in western Iowa

On Wednesday, a Honda Element was pulling a trailer on Highway 370, just east of the Bellevue, Neb. toll bridge in western Iowa lost control and crashed into another car.

The driver died in the crash, and the female driver of the other car was sent to Creighton University Medical Center with minor injuries.

Iowa State Patrol blames the wintry weather for the fatal crash.  Our deepest thoughts and condolences are with the victim’s family at this time.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact Des Moines auto accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at  877-327-2600.



Four Des Moines women die after semi collision

A semi truck was traveling on Jordan Creek Parkway when it neglected to yield at a traffic signal and hit a car leaving Des Moines Golf and Country Club.

There were four elderly women occupying the vehicle that was hit. Two of the women died on impact and the other two women later succumbed to their injuries at a local hospital. The women had all been residents of a senior home called the Lodge of Ashworth.

The car was moved more than 75 feet from the point of impact in the car accident.

The driver of the semi sustained no serious injuries. Charges have yet to be filed in the case.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims’ families and friends during this difficult time.



Two killed in single-vehicle crash

The Iowa State Patrol reports that a one-car crash last weekend left two Williams residents dead.

The crash occurred early Saturday morning in Franklin County near Dows. A 40-year-old man lost control of his 1992 Mazda as he was traveling eastbound on Balsam Avenue. He crashed into a roadside creek.

The 40-year-old man and his 14-year-old passenger were killed in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.



Texting and Driving Banned in Iowa

Texting and driving is officially banned in Iowa as of July 1st. It will be considered a secondary offense, though, so police cannot pull you over solely for the act of texting. The state is also giving drivers a chance to get used to the ban. For the first year, officers will be issuing warnings. After that, according to KELO-TV, officers will decide how to proceed on a case-by-case basis.

KELO-TV reports that, Sioux County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jason Bergsma says, “The number of complaints about erratic driving has gone up just as texting has become more popular.” He hopes that this ban will help the number of those complaints go back down.

Texting and driving can cause serious accidents. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call an experienced Iowa automobile accident lawyer at 877-327-2600.



Illinois motorcyclist killed in West Des Moines accident Sunday

An Illinois motorcyclist was killed in an accident Sunday. According to police reports, the accident occurred on Interstate 80 in West Des Moines.

The motorcyclist apparently crossed into oncoming traffic, causing the man to fall from his bicycle. After the fall, the man was hit by a sports utility vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. When medical officials arrived to the scene  of the motorcycle accident, the man was pronounced dead.



Waterloo couple injured in car accident Friday

A Waterloo couple was injured in a three-car accident Friday. According to police reports, the accident occurred near Mount Vernon.

One van apparently was hit by another van trying to make a turn, causing a third vehicle to lose control and rollover. When medical officials arrived to the scene of the accident, the couple in the car was taken to Iowa City hospital.

If you or anyone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact the Iowa car accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-3270-2600.



Des Moines woman killed in motorcycle accident

A woman killed Sunday in a two-motorcycle accident has been identified as a 26-year-old resident of Des Moines. She was riding as a passenger on the motorcycle with her 35-year-old husband when the crash occurred.
The couple smashed into the back of a 55-year-old Altoona man’s motorcycle near the 400 block of East 30th Street around 6:30 p.m. The 55-year-old man sustained minor injuries while the woman was thrown from the motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities report that her husband was transported to Mercy Medical Center with a broken leg.
None of the riders involved were wearing helmets. Police are still unsure as to whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident.
Have you or someone you love been involved in a motorcycle accident, or been injured due to someone else’s negligence? Call the Iowa personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.


Iowa police officer injured in car accident

An Iowa police officer was injured in a car accident Thursday. According to police reports, the accident occurred near Pleasant Hill.

The officer apparently lost control of his vehicle, and his vehicle began to swerve and hit another car. After striking the car, the officer’s vehicle hit a safety rail and crashed into an embankment. The officer suffered minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

If you or anyone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact the Iowa car accident  attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.



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