Cedar Falls police report that a 26-year-old woman died last Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident.
According to authorities, the accident took place early Saturday morning when the 25-year-old driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle. The truck then ran off the road and struck a retaining wall before hitting a parked vehicle.
The woman was riding passenger in the truck and was killed immediately. The driver was taken to a local hospital.
55-year-old Joel Robert Simpson is accused of hitting Melissa Anne Robinson, 16, of Des Moines as she was strolling through Union Park. Simpson reportedly lost control of his Jeep Cherokee and veered into the park, hitting Robinson. The car then allegedly dragged her 75 feet.
According to the Des Moines Register, “Simpson had been charged with two counts of driving while barred, after he allegedly struck Melissa Ann Robinson of Des Moines on June 6.”
Now, police are charging him with “serious injury by vehicle, operating while intoxicated and operating a vehicle without consent,” reports the Register.
The Des Moines Register writes that, “[Simpson] has a long history of traffic violations, including drunken driving, and reportedly suffered a possible seizure in March when he was involved in a minor traffic accident while driving through a parking lot.”
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An Iowa farmer lost his hand in a farming accident earlier this week. According to police reports, the accident occurred on a farm in Fremont County.
The man apparently was working on his farm when his hand was caught in a machine. When medical officials arrived, the man was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where the man’s arm was amputated.
If you or anyone you know has been injured in a farm accident, contact the Des Moines personal injury of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.