Black ice may have been the cause for three accidents that occurred on Interstate 80, one involving a state patrol car. The accidents caused the traffic to build up on the highway.
According to Iowa State officials, the accidents occurred near West Branch. A state patrol officer’s car was hit while he was responding to another minor collision.
Before this collision, another accident occurred involving two vehicles in the left lane of the road and it caused the roadway to be blocked for some time. Black ice was spotted in the area and officials are urging drivers to be cautious while on the road. There were no major injuries in any of the accidents.
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Four people were injured in an Iowa car accident Sunday evening.
According to officials with the Iowa State Patrol, the accident occurred at the intersection of Southwest Seventh Street and U.S. 20 in Dyersville. Police say 34 year-old Matthew Burnell was crossing south on U.S. 20 from a stop sign on Seventh Street shortly after 4:30 p.m. when 18 year-old Charles Emmerson collided with Burnell’s driver-side door. Both vehicles came to rest in the median.
Burnell was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque for treatment. He is listed in fair condition. Emmerson and his two passengers, 15 year-old Brian Emmerson and 49 year-old Sally Houser, were also taken to the Mercy Medical where they were treated and released.
No citations have been issued. The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.
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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.