Car dangles from bridge after crash in Iowa

A car crash in Hiawatha, Iowa on the Interstate 380 bridge caused one car to be left dangled off of the side of the bridge.

The accident occurred as the traffic was backed up on the east side of the bridge and a van waited to turn left through the traffic. One motorist paused to let the van fit through the gap in traffic in order to cross the lanes.

The issue arose when a vehicle in the outside lane did not see the van and they collided. The car the went over a concrete barrier and through a chain link fence before landing nose first in the snow after falling from the bridge. Fire crews had to attach a chain to the vehicle to pull it up while emergency crews worked to clear the lanes.

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



Firefighter Seriously Injured in Iowa Motorcycle Accident

The Fox Valley Villages Sun reports that, “An Aurora firefighter remains in intensive care in an Iowa hospital after a motorcycle accident cost him one of his legs, fire officials said Thursday.”

Jason Matile, 26, went on a family motorcycle ride June 26th with his girlfriend, Amber Pyle, brother, and parents. According to The Sun, “A car crossed the center lane… striking Matile and Pyle, and severely injuring both.”

Both Matile and Pyle were taken to the University of Iowa Hospital by helicopter. There, doctors said Matile’s right leg injuries were so severe that they needed to amputate his leg below the knee. Matile is expected to be in the hospital for a while longer.

Amber Pyle has a fractured pelvis and was allowed to leave the hospital Tuesday.

Matile has served as a firefighter in the Aurora Fire Department for two years.



Man in serious condition after accident

A 64-year-old man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning near Greene, Iowa, authorities said. He was taken to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa first with serious injuries but was transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn, authorities said.

The man entered the passing lane to overtake a construction vehicle, police said, but the construction vehicle was attempting to make a left turn. The man’s car hit the construction vehicle and went into the ditch, authorities said.

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



Graco recalls 1.2 million high chairs

Children’s products company Graco has announced that it is issuing a recall for its Harmony high chairs.

According to a company representative, these high chairs have been deemed unstable and may tip over while a child is seated. The front legs have structural issues that may cause them to come loose and separate from the rest of the high chair.

This recall covers the Harmony high chair model manufactured from 2003 to 2009, a total of 1.2 million chairs. A Graco spokesperson stated that the defective high chair has resulted in 24 reported injuries.

If your child has been injured by a defective product, contact the Iowa product liability lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600.



One killed and three injury in Iowa car accident

A 35-year-old driver was killed and his three passengers were injured in a one-car crash.

Officials say that the driver was killed in the accident that occured in the early hours of February 27. The man was rounding a curve in a Dodge Ram pickup truck when the truck crossed the center line. The truck then ended up ina ditch, hit an embankment, flipped and landed on its side. The driver was thrown from the vehicle. All of his passengers were injured but they conditions are not now known.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident and have been injured, contact the Iowa car accident lawyers of of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling  877-327-2600.



Iowa State Patrol Cracks Down on Drunk Drivers

Super Bowl weekend started a new initiative to crack down on drunk driving.

After the game on Sunday, cops were patrolling the area. Leaving parties after the game many people have been drinking so police have decided that this is a great weekedn to start. Police have advised everyone, as usual, to have a designated driver at the party if you plan to drink. In one year, there are 19 thousand OWI arrests in Iowa. 

If you or someone you love has been injured after being hit by a drunk driver, contact the Iowa drunk driving accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.



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