A older woman was driving in central Iowa Saturday when her car was hit and she was killed in the accident. Barbara Purtilo of Newton reportedly died at the scene of the crash.
Police officials said Purtilo’s car was struck by another car that allegdly crossed into the wrong lane. The other car hit the side of Purtilo’s minivan and forced it into incoming traffic, where Purtilo’s van was hit.
Although the driver fled the scene, police officials said they arrested Roger Hofer of Cambridge as a suspect.
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A 28-year-old man was killed in a traffic accident in Guthrie County Sunday morning. Adam Anderson was driving his 2003 Ford Mustang southbound on Wink Avenue when he lost control of the car and was thrown from the vehicle.
The passenger of the vehicle, Thomas Dugan, was also thrown from the car but was not killed. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Mercy Medical Center, according to police reports. Police officials said they found the car flipped over and resting in a soybean field.
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A man riding his bicycle was hit by a 2003 Ford van Tuesday morning. Mark Anderson was riding north on Highway 71 when the van, driven by Cameron Koopman of Brewster, Minn., hit Anderson from behind.
When police arrived at the scene, they found Anderson lying in a ditch and declared him dead at the scene. Police officials said they were unsure whether they would file charges and would not decide until after the investigation is complete.
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Two people died in separate traffic accidents in Jo Daviess County Saturday afternoon.
The first occurred about 2 p.m. on U.S. 20 where a motorcyle swerved off the road and hit a tree, killing Alfred Allen Lukavsky of Columbus Junction. Police reports indicate that Lukavsky was taken to a local hopsital and died there.
Later in the afternoon, a sports utility vehicle veered off the road near Apple Canyon Lake, struck a guard rail and flipped over. The driver of the vehicle, David S. O’Brien of Glen Ellyn, Ill., died at the site of the accident.
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When a fatigued driver hits another car and the accident results in the death of a passenger in the other car, prosecutors are divided on how to treat these deaths. In some cases, plaintiffs choose to file negligence charges and sue for compensatory damages. In others, plaintiffs do not file charges, believing the pain from the tragedy is enough to punish the careless driver.
These cases, and other auto accident deaths that result from negligent drivers, are commonly called “rollover” accidents. These accidents are often tricky to prosecute because of the difficulty of gathering evidence. Investigators are usually unable to gather evidence proving that the driver was fatigued or driving in a similar careless way.
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A Missouri professor died from injuries suffered in a bicycle accident Monday night. An avid cyclist, Donald Myers was a professor of engineering management at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Participating in an annual bike race, the professor crashed the bike and sustained a head injury after he lost control of the bike coming down a hill. He was rushed to University Hospital in Iowa City, but emergency medical officials said he never regained consciousness.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a bicycle crash, contact the Des Moines bicycle accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., PC at (515) 225-2600.
On Monday, another bus crash occurred at 9th St and High St. This is the second bus pedestrian crash in 19 days and the seventh in the last two years. This crash comes on the heels of DART considering new safety regulations.
After the crash, the woman who was hit was taken to Iowa Methodist Medical Center for treatment. She was not seriously injured. DART has since banned left hand turns in the downtown area.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a bus crash, contact the Des Moines pedestrian crash attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., PC at (515) 225-2600.
City officials are considering the installation of traffic cameras at accident prone intersections and along Highway 235. The cameras would serve to increase ticketing for red light violations and speeding, cutting down on accidents.
While the cameras might work to decrease collisions, they have some residents worried about privacy. These types of cameras have gone up in other cities to great controversy. However, officials will likely not install the cameras in Des Moines for some time.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a collision, contact the Des Moines auto collision attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., PC at (515) 225-2600.