Iowa man injured after crashing into semitrailer

On Saturday,  Ryan J. Siebenbrodt, 30, of Des Moines crashed into an empty semitrailer driven by Walter J. Seilheimer, 66, of Sandwich, IL.

Siebenbrodt was driving a Chevrolet Impala which collided with the semi near Main Street and County Line Road in Kane County.  According to police, Siebenbrodt had to be cut from his car and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.  Seilheimer was unharmed.

The incident is still under investigation.

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

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Des Moines Car Accident

One person was killed and another injured in an Iowa car accident Thursday.

According to officials with the Iowa State Patrol, one person was killed in an accident on Highway 330 in Jasper County shortly after 7:00 a.m. Police say a car with four passengers was traveling southbound on Highway 330 near the intersection of F17 when the accident occurred.

According to the Iowa State Patrol accident report, a vehicle pulled out in front of the southbound car, causing it to collided with the passengers’ side of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The victim’s identity has not been released, pending notification of family members.

Troopers say one person in the southbound car was transported by ground ambulance to Mercy Medical Center for treatment. No information on the nature or extent of the victim’s injuries was immediately available. The victim’s identity has not been released.

The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families and friends during this difficult time.


One Injured in Iowa Motor Vehicle Accident

A man from Buffalo was injured in a rollover car accident in Davenport Tuesday.

According to officials with the Davenport Police Department, 34 year-old Kevin Derrickson sustained multiple injuries in an auto accident on Interstate 74 near mile marker 0 shortly after 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. He was transported by ambulance to Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street for treatment. He was later transferred to University Hospitals in Iowa City.

According to the accident report, Derrickson was driving a 2008 Ford Escape eastbound on I-74 when he began coughing. As he was coughing, Derrickson drove into the center median, crossed into the westbound lanes, and onto the westbound shoulder. His SUV rolled several times before coming to a rest.

If you have been injured in an Iowa car accident, please contact the Iowa Personal Injury Lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.

One Injured in Iowa Car Accident

One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident in Carroll, Tuesday night.

According to officials with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred on Highway 71, about a tenth of a mile south of 250th street in Carroll County. Deputies say 48 year-old Michael Ross, of Grand Junction, was traveling north on Highway 71 in a 2008 Mack Truck and tractor when he was rear-ended by a 2005 Ford Taurus driven by 18 year-old Cody Wills, of Carroll.

Deputies say 19 year-old Katie Schuler was injured in the accident. The nature and extent of her injuries was not immediately known. Two other passengers in Wills’ vehicle, 19 year-old James Martens and 26 year-old Alvin Evans were not harmed.

The Taurus sustained an estimated $3,500 in damage. The Mack Truck sustained an estimated $200 in damage.

The Sheriff’s Office reports the highway was 30 to 40 percent covered with snow at the time of the accident.

If you have been injured in an Iowa car accident, please contact an Iowa car accident lawyer of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600.

Deadly Crash Cause May Have Been Texting

According to Radio Iowa, 17-year-old Jennifer Flockhart from Mechanicsville was likely typing a text message before she crashed her vehicle on July 5. In eastern Iowa, Flockhart flipped her car into a ditch and was killed.

An Iowa Department of Public Safety Spokesperson said that police located an unfinished text on the girl’s cell phone. Radio Iowa quotes Iowa DPS spokesperson Jessica Lown, “‘Unfortunately, we have some evidence to indicate that she may have been texting while she was driving and it may have been a contributing factor to the accident that took her life,” Lown said.'”

Iowa has officially made it illegal to text and drive simultaneously. This year, motorists will only receive a warning for the dangerous behavior. Next year, the fines will ensue.

Two die in rollover crash

Two people died in a single-vehicle accident on Tuesday afternoon near Lyle.

The accident occurred around 2:08 p.m. on Hwy 218 south of Lyle, near the Minnesota border. The 79-year-old driver of the 2003 Cadillac lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road. The car drove into a ditch, hit a tree, and overturned in a small body of water near the highway. The driver and his 79-year-old passenger, residents of Osage, were killed.

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

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