A westbound semi-truck struck and killed a pedestrian who was standing near his car on Interstate 80 in Tiffin early this morning. The 34-year-old pedestrian was declared dead when Iowa State Patrol arrived on the scene.
The deadly accident took place around 3:30 a.m., and the driver of the semi truck fled the scene of the accident. Authorities said that the pedestrian had pulled over on the shoulder of the highway and was walking towards the back of his car when he was hit by the oncoming vehicle. It is unclear at this time why he had pulled over in the first place.
State troopers are asking for any information that would help them locate the responsible semi truck driver who caused this accident. The semi truck will more than likely have damage to the front left side of the cab.
During this difficult time, we would like to extend our condolences to the victim’s friends and family members.
In the early morning hours on Saturday, a drunk driver crashed into the side of a Quiznos restaurant in downtown Des Moines.
The driver, a 31-year-old Des Moines man, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. He was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He smelled of alcohol and could not maintain his balance when police were questioning him about the accident.
The downtown Quiznos restaurant sustained damage in the crash, as did the man’s motor vehicle. The drunk driver had a blood alcohol level of 0.141, and the legal limit in the state is 0.08.
If you have been a DWI accident victim, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the Iowa drunk driving accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., P.C,. by calling 877-327-2600 today.