Pedestrian struck by semi truck on I-80, dies at scene

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.



Des Moines officer accidentally runs over pedestrian

A pedestrian was lying in the street in Des Moines during the early morning hours on Tuesday when her legs were run over by a patrol vehicle.

The incident took place near Stone Lane and 10th Street. The officer was responding to a call that came from a concerned individual regarding the woman lying in an alleyway. The officer was searching for the woman, but did not see her until his vehicle made contact with her legs.

The woman only sustained minor injuries, and was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated. The officer stated that the woman was intoxicated at the time of the incident. No charges are expected to be filed in this case, and an investigation is still being conducted.

Individuals involved in pedestrian accidents can receive severe injuries. If you were struck by a motor vehicle, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the pedestrian accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.



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