Two-vehicle crash in Spencer injures eight

A two-vehicle collision last Sunday in Spencer, Iowa left eight people injured, according to authorities.

The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. when the driver of a pickup truck did not yield properly to oncoming traffic on Highway 71. When he entered the highway, he was struck by a van, resulting in a collision that sent the van driver to Spencer Hospital with abdomen injuries.

Two other adults and four children in the van suffered non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup truck was also injured in the collision, but with less serious injuries than what the occupants of the van received.

The pickup truck driver told police that he was blinded by the setting sun as he turned onto the highway and as a result did not see the oncoming van.

Woman killed in two-vehicle Davenport crash

A car crash that occurred this morning at 2 a.m. in Davenport killed one person and injured several others, according to authorities.

Police report that the 19-year-old Bettendorf driver of a 1995 Cadillac was westbound on Locust when he swerved across the center line, crashing headlong into an eastbound 1997 Chevy SUV driven by a 24-year-old Rock Island man.

A 23-year-old woman who was riding as a front-seat passenger in the Cadillac was killed immediately. The 19-year-old and another passenger in his car, an 18-year-old woman, were injured and taken to a nearby hospital.

Medical authorities expect those who survived the crash to make a full recovery.

Truck accident in Boone county kills two

Police are reporting that a truck accident in Boone County between a semi-trailer truck and an ambulance has killed two people.

The collision occurred only a few hours ago today on Highway 30 near the town of Beaver. Emergency personnel closed to highway in an effort to facilitate their response.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Transportation, Jessica Lown, said that the victims names will remain unreleased until their families have been notified. She also asked that motorists steer clear of the area for the time being so as not to jeopardize the safety of emergency responders.

Why the accident occurred is currently unknown. Investigation is ongoing.

Reckless driver kills two children in crash

The driver responsible for the reckless driving crash last Thursday that killed two children and left their mother and another child in critical condition has been charged at least ten times before for traffic-related infractions, according to court documents.

Previous charges include speeding, leaving the scene of an injury accident, reckless driving, and failure to maintain control,

The 46-year-old Norwalk man failed to stop for a stop sign at Southeast Tone’s Drive and Southeast Creekview Drive in Ankeny, police said.

He collided with a minivan driven by a woman and her three children, aged 5 months, 3 years, and 5 years old.

All four occupants of the minivan were seriously injured. The 5-year-old and 5-month-old both died while in hospital care.

The 46-year-old man was injured but is expected to make a full and rapid recovery.

Iowa man killed, three injured in single-vehicle crash

A 23-year-old Mount Pleasant driver crashed into a tree around 11 p.m. last Friday night on 520 Avenue in rural Crawford County, according to police.

The accident occurred about 200 feet west of 250th street. The driver and his three passengers were headed eastbound on 520 Avenue when he lost control of the car where the road surface changed from asphalt to gravel. Police believe that the man was driving was a high rate of speed, which may have been the cause behind this car accident.

The 2001 Chevrolet Camaro veered off the road and slammed into a tree, ejecting the driver through the windshield. Emergency personnel pronounced him dead at the scene. His passengers were transported to Via Christi and St. John’s Regional Medical Center for head injury treatment.

Argument leads to single-vehicle crash

According to Dubuque police, an argument between a driver and her passenger led to their car crashing into the median at the 151/61 overpass around 12:38 p.m. last Saturday.

The 23-year-old woman and her male passenger were fighting over whether or not the woman should pull over and let the man out. The woman says she does not remember what started the argument but that she refused to let the man out of the vehicle at that location because “he didn’t know where to go because he was from out of town.”

Over the course of the argument the man grew frustrated and jerked the steering wheel out of the woman’s hands while the vehicle was traveling on the highway, crashing it into the median. The man said he did not realize that this would happen because he did not have a driver’s license and had never driven a car.

Both the man and woman were taken to Finley Hospital nearby and released soon thereafter. The woman suffered a broken ankle and has since filed a complaint against the man for being caused a serious injury by a vehicle.

If you or someone you know has been injured by the negligent actions of another person, or is looking for legal advice on how to pursue a case against someone who has recklessly caused them harm, call the Iowa personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.

Sioux City officials investigate unsafe road

The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors has begun to review ways to slow motorists along Stone Avenue in Sioux City, Iowa. Following the paving of a nearby road, there have already been several crashes along Stone Avenue in which drivers have plowed into local residents’ homes.

According to county engineers, a stretch of Stone Avenue is poorly designed, with a sharp corner and difficult to see speed limit sign. Despite the Iowa Department of Transportation reduction of the speed limit near the corner from 55 mph to 35 mph, there have still been a number of accidents.

Board chairman George Boykin of Sioux City promises to improve the safety record along that section of the road by adding more fluorescent, clear signs and possibly additional guard rails.

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Iowa police officer injured in crash

A central Iowa police officer was injured in a car crash after losing control of his squad car.

The officer passed another officer who was doing a traffic stop when he began to driver erratically. The officer began to swerve in and out of traffic before hitting a car and a safety rail before going down a 40-foot embankment. The officer was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation at this point.

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Man dies in car vs. truck collision

An accident in Iowa City between a car and a truck took the life of an 81-year-old man.

The 81-year-old man was driving in his car and struck the back of a semi-trailer on U.S. 61. The man was attempting to make a left turn into a private drive when he hit the Peterbilt semi-trailer. The man was then transported to the hospital where he later died of injuries suffered in the accident. The driver of the semi-trailer was injured in the accident.

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Iowa State University student killed in crash

An accident in New Mexico on March 13 killed one Iowa State Student and seriously injured another.

Five students were riding in a car and heading westbound on Interstate 40 when the 18-year-old driver’s car drifted into the median. The driver then overcorrected his vehicle and lost control of the car. The vehicle then flipped over and four passengers were ejected from the car. One of the students was pronounced dead at the scene. The other students were taken to the hospital, three with minor injuries and one with critical injuries.

If you or someone you love has been injured in motor vehicle accident, contact the Iowa car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600.

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