Motorcyclist killed in Mason City road accident

A motorcyclist was killed on June 17 when he was involved in a car-motorcycle accident in Mason City, an article of Globe Gazette reported.

Reports stated the motorcycle-car accident happened near the intersection of North Pierce Avenue and Eighth Street Northwest. The motorcycle rider was identified as a 51-year-old Mason City resident operating a 2005 model of a Harley-Davidson Sportster on North Pierce Avenue when he was struck by a Toyota Corolla operated by a 74-year-old woman, also from Mason City. The collision took place when the motorcycle collided with the car after the car turned left from Eighth Street Northwest.

Reports revealed that the motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries while the female driver was treated at the crash scene. The accident resulted in the blocking of North Pierce Avenue while personnel from different agencies worked on the scene. Mason City authorities are now investigating the accident.



Fatal OWI crash suspect apprehended again in southern Iowa

A driver in Des Moines who was charged for a suspected operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) in November was recently arrested again. This time the arrest occurred in Lucas County, a report of Radio Iowa stated on June 17.

Authorities arrested the 53-year-old woman in Chariton on June 10 due to OWI suspicion. The Des Moines resident had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.112 percent upon apprehension. The same arrested woman was involved in a car accident last November 17 in Des Moines. The November accident killed a 60-year-old man and a 59-year-old man. Aside from reckless driving resulting in a homicide charges, the woman was also charged with an OWI. The woman is expected to appear in court on September 12.

Many families are left devastated after losing their loved ones in drunk driving accidents. If you have been the victim of a drunk driver, enlisting the help of a qualified legal team can help you obtain the compensation you need for recovery. Get in touch with the attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa by calling 877-327-2600 to learn more about your options.



Iowa authorities remind boaters to exercise safety precautions

The Department of Natural Resources of Iowa recently issued safety tips for boaters to keep them and other people safe while enjoying this year’s boating season, a report of the Clinton Herald stated on June 7.

Boating Law Education Coordinator Susan Stocker reported that boaters should follow “basic boating safety tips” as there are about 30 to 40 boat-related accidents in the state every year.

  • Make sure that lighting devices and boat trailer tires are in good condition before going out to the waters.
  • Boaters are urged to make sure that their boats are equipped with proper and required safety devices for all passengers on-board. Safety devices such as lighting and horns, or any sound device, should be properly working before sailing.
  • Boats that have a length of 16 feet or more should have safety equipment in case a passenger accidentally falls into the water.
  • Fire extinguishers are required for boats that have a minimum of 10 horsepower motors.
  • Boaters who are expecting to consume alcoholic beverages on-board are required to have a dedicated sober operator.
  • A boating course is required for boat operators whose ages range from 12 to 17, while those passengers younger than 12 must wear life jackets while on-board.

Stocker reminded boaters that the legal blood alcohol limit for boat operators should not be greater than 0.08 percent and to make sure that their boat’s registration is valid. As required by the law, boaters should report any boat-related accidents, especially if the extent of property damage exceeds $2,000.

The Iowa attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., understand that boaters are at risk of suffering serious injuries when involved in accidents. If you were the victim of a boating accident, we may be able to help you receive compensation if negligent boaters are liable. Call our office at 877-327-2600 to learn more about your options.



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