Three hurt in Fayette County head-on crash caused by wrong-way driver

A KWWL 7 article, published on December 17, revealed that at least three people sustained personal injuries in Fayette County, Iowa, in a recent vehicular accident caused by a wrong-way driver.

According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies, at about 6:12 p.m. on December 16, two vehicles had a head-on collision on Highway 93 and X Avenue intersection. Investigations revealed that a Sumner-resident, identified as a 53-year-old man, was heading west when his vehicle veered into the opposite lane and struck the oncoming vehicle containing two persons. All the three persons were transported to a hospital facility in Sumner. The extent of the victims’ injuries was not yet revealed, however, reports said that both vehicles sustained substantial damage in the front. Iowa authorities have not filed any charges yet as they still conduct an investigation.

In the tough situation that you have been injured in a car accident, enlisting a skilled lawyer is important for you to increase your chances of getting remunerations from negligent parties. Call an attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa today at (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.



Students injured in Waterloo rear-end collision

Several individuals suffered injuries in a two-vehicle crash involving a school district van and a pickup truck in Waterloo, Iowa on December 9.

According to reports, a Waterloo School District vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle at around 5:00 in the evening near the intersection of E 8th Street and Franklin Street. Both vehicles were reportedly heading west on Franklin Street when the collision took place. Information coming from Waterloo Police said six people were transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Authorities did not release the identities of the individuals involved in the crash as some were students.

At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our personal injury attorneys fight for the rights of victims of car accidents caused by negligent drivers. We want you to know that we will do everything in our power to help you through this troubling time. Call our offices at (877) 327-2600 today to discuss your specific situation with our attorneys today and learn how we can help you.



Teen seriously injured in texting while driving accident

A 16-year-old has recently suffered serious injuries in Des Moines in a car accident that was likely caused by texting and driving.

According to reports the two-vehicle accident happened on Oct. 5 at the intersection of Lacona Avenue and Southeast 14th Street. The 16-year-old driver was t-boned in his blue Chevrolet Cavalier by a pick-up truck. Off-duty Polk County Sheriff’s Office sergeant, Dan Charleston, happened to be in the area and responded to the scene of the accident. As Charleston peaked into the Cavalier, he found a young male driver clearly unconscious and with blood on his face. He then saw what likely caused this preventable crash: a cell phone on the driver’s lap with a half written text open on the screen.

The teenager who was believed to be in critical condition was transported to Mercy Hospital.

Unfortunately, innocent drivers sometimes suffer from serious injuries and damages by accidents they did not cause. If you have found yourself in a similar situation in Iowa, a car accident lawyer with the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can work to get you the financial compensation you may be needing. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600.



1 injured in Iowa tractor-trailer accident

An Iowa man recently suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tractor-trailer truck, an article in the Sioux City Journal reported on July 15.

Information coming from the Spencer Police revealed that the pickup driver from Everly sustained injuries that they believed to be “incapacitating.” Reports revealed that the two-vehicle collision occurred at the 38th Avenue West and West 18th Street intersection. The tractor-trailer driven by a Mason City man was hit by the pickup while making a left turn onto 38th Avenue West. Responding authorities brought the pickup driver to the hospital while the truck driver, who was not injured in the incident, was given a citation after investigations showed that he failed to yield before making a left turn.

The Iowa lawyers at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., know all too well that people are at high risk of being permanently disabled after being involved in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver. Fortunately, it may be possible for those injured in such accidents to pursue compensation from the party responsible for their unnecessary suffering. Call us today at (877) 327-2600 to learn more about the legal options available to you if you were injured in a truck accident.



Iowa driver ticketed for crashing into local nail salon

A reckless driving citation was given to a Dubuque driver for crashing a rented vehicle into a nail salon, an article on KCRG reported on February 28.

According to reports, the parking lot accident happened at around 6:20 a.m. at the “Nails for U” salon in Dubuque. Though the salon was already operating with some customers inside, no one reportedly was injured when the car crashed the salon’s glass facade. However, the accident cost was estimated to reach $10,000 worth of damages. Police said the driver accidentally stepped on the gas pedal of the parked vehicle just outside the salon. According to what the driver told authorities, he thought that the vehicle was in “park” mode when he stepped on the gas. The vehicle was also was damaged in the accident.

Though no one was reportedly injured in the recent accident in Iowa, the lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., know that this is not often the case when a driver acts carelessly. If you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, call our offices at 877-327-2600 to learn how we may advocate on your behalf.



Driver charged in fatal pedestrian accident

The driver responsible for hitting a man walking on a crosswalk was recently charged, the Sioux City Journal reported on June 4.

According to reports, the incident occurred on May 29 when Robert Ibsgaard, 70, was traversing the street on a crosswalk at Hamilton Boulevard when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 22-year-old Mark Beltran. Ibsgaard died on June 4 due to serious injuries he sustained from the crash. Aside from the charges already filed against Beltran, police may add charges after state prosecutors study the case.

Unfortunately, relatives of car accident victims who died due to the irresponsible actions of reckless drivers often suffer emotionally and financially as a result of the untimely death of a loved one. If you experience this in Iowa, the lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may work for you to receive funds from those negligent parties. Tell us your situation today by calling 877-327-2600, and find out how we may advocate for you.



1 dead in Dubuque County drunk driving crash

A pedestrian was reportedly killed after being struck by a vehicle in Dubuque County, kwwl.com reported on April 6.

Reports state that the fatal crash occurred at around 2:00 a.m. on April 6 when the vehicle driven by Alex Hannan struck a person on Highway 20. The pedestrian, whose name was withheld, reportedly died on the spot due to serious injuries. Hannan, 24, who was not injured in the crash, was later arrested and booked in Dubuque County Jail after he was discovered to be driving while intoxicated.

Our lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., send their deepest condolences to the family and friends affected by this recent tragedy.



Teenagers killed in Crystal Lake head-on crash

Two teenagers from Forest City died on Saturday, January 25 when their vehicle was involved in an accident in Crystal Lake.

According to reports, 19-year-old Tiffany and 15-year-old Chyann Banta were declared dead on the scene of the accident after their vehicle slammed head-on into a vehicle driven by Steven Hanna, 68. The accident happened at around 11 a.m. near B14 and Maple Avenue when the teenagers’ vehicle lost control and struck Hanna’s vehicle, the Iowa State Patrol said.

Hanna, who was not hurt in the crash, told authorities that he failed to avoid the crash.

Our lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., understand how painful it is to unexpectedly lose a loved one in a car accident. Our deepest condolences goes to the family and friends of the two teenagers lost in this recent crash.



Fatal crash kills four, injures two others

At least four people died and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash in northeast Clermont on Friday, January 10.

According to police reports, the fatal accident occurred at around 8 a.m. in the 27000 block of Harding Road when the westbound vehicle driven by 28-year-old Shariff Hussein Warsame lost control and struck another vehicle after it crossed to the other side of the highway. Warsame and his three other passengers were all killed after sustaining serious injuries from the crash.

The occupants of the other vehicle, identified as Tony Alan and Pamela Ann Schlee, both from Elgin, were brought to the hospital after sustaining serious injuries from the accident.

Other information regarding the crash was unavailable as of press time.



Traffic deaths in Iowa decreased in 2013

The number of road-related fatalities that have occurred this year are lower than the number that occurred last year, according to Iowa State Patrol. According to Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Scott Bright, 322 traffic deaths were reported last year, whereas only 280 deaths have been reported thus far for this year.

Sgt. Bright noted that the education of drivers, additional enforcers, and advanced development in the safety features and designs of vehicles have likely played roles in decreasing this number. The Sergeant further stressed that many motorists survived car crashes due to the improved safety feature on the Iowa Interstate in which cable lines were set up in the median lane to prevent vehicles from crossing to the other side of the road.

Tragically, many people in Iowa lose their lives in car accidents caused by reckless drivers. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we strive to help those victimized by such accidents to seek the justice they need from the parties who caused the accident. Call 877-327-2600 today to learn more about pursuing legal action.



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