Daugther runs over mother with pickup truck

A 2-year-old girl got behind the wheel of a pickup truck and ran over her mother in Des Moines Tuesday night. According to police reports, the daughter somehow got into the driver side of the vehicle and accidentally put the truck in reverse.

Eufrosina Martinez, who was standing on the side of the car, was hit by the truck. The mother was later taken to a nearby hospital. After hitting her mother, the girl also backed the truck into another car.

If you or anyone you know has been hit by a truck, contact the Des Moines personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.



A second crop duster crashes in Iowa

For the second time in four days, a crop duster crashed in Iowa. The 49-year-old pilot Tony Miles crashed his plane near the Audubon airport. 

The pilot was not injured in the accident. The M-18A Dromador crashed during takeoff and landed in a cornfield. 

The plane crash was the second of the week. Last Saturday, a crop duster crashed in Adams County, klling the pilot.

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



Six-year-old boy drowns in pool

A six-year-old boy was found in a suburban Des Moines swimming pool and was declared brain dead at the scene Aug. 2.

Urbandale police officials said the boy was taken to the Polk County Hospital and kept on life support so that his organs could be harvested.

Police officials said the boy apparently could not swim and are currently investigating the extent of the boy's parental supervision. 

If anyone you know has died in a pool accident, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.



Crop duster crashes in cornfield

A crop duster crashed at an airstrip near Harlan Monday. Shortly after takeoff, the plane lost power and crashed 100 yards beyond the runway.  

Shelby County police officials said the single-seat plane landed upside down in a cornfield.  Despite the damage to the plane, the pilot only incurred minor injuries and walked away from the crash without medical assistance.

If you or anyone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C.,  P.C., at 877-327-2600.



DART bus hits woman in downtown Des Moines

A DART bus hit a pedestrian Monday in downtown Des Moines. The
woman was taken to Iowa Methodist Medical Center where she was treated
for her injuries.

In the past two years, DART buses in Iowa have hit a number of
pedestrians. In response, Iowa officials have enacted two new rules,
which inculde a temporary turn-and-honk policy and a ban on left hand
turns in downtown areas.

The recent accident occurred a week after DART settled a lawsuit for $2.74 million with a pedestrian who was hit last year.

If you or anyone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.



Young boy shot at celebration released from hospital

A three-year-old boy who was injured by accidental gunfire was released from the hospital Monday.

Ashya Wade suffered wounds from shotgun pellets when a police deputy's shotgun accidentally fired. The shotgun was on display in the deputy's car, and officials said a another young boy allegedly fired the shotgun while inside the car. 

Polk County Sheriff William McCarthy said the incident was a "serious breach of security." 

If someone you love has been injured by gunfire, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.



72-year-old woman injured in car crash

A 72-year-old woman was driving west on U.S. 20 at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning when her car struck another car crossing the highway. 

Judd D. Grover, the 39-year-old man driving the other car, failed to yield. Although  he did not sustain any injuries, police officials cited him for the accident. 

The woman, Norma R. Bildstein from Worthington, was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. No information was available on her condition. 

If you have been involved in a car crash, contact your Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600. 
 


Teen survives head-on crash into pole

A teenager survived a head-on collision with a street light pole in Des Moines at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Police officials did not disclose the boy's name and age. 

The teenager's car, a blue Dodge sedan, allegedly ran a red light before hitting the pole at the intersection of Southeast 14th Street and Watrous Avenue. Police officials said firefighters, medics and police extracted the boy from the wreckage and took him by ambulance to Iowa Methodist Medical Center. 

Police officials said they were unsure whether the boy was wearing a seat belt.

If you have been injured in an auto accident, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.



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