One person was killed and five others were injured as a result of a truck accident that occurred when the truck driver lost control and drove into a crowd of people that were attending a livestock auction.
According to officials, the accident occurred Monday morning during a horse auction at Kalona Sales Barn when the truck’s driver suffered from some type of medical issue that caused his foot to press down on the accelerator.
He lost control of the truck and struck seven people and a tree before traveling one block further and finally coming to a stop. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and five others were taken to the hospital to seek treatment for injuries sustained.
A truck hauling 200 gallons of Roundup Weather Max crashed on Interstate 80 near Iowa City Wednesday morning, causing the herbicide to leak into a ditch. Officials at the Department of Natural Resources are monitoring the cleanup.
According to The Republic, the truck was in a construction zone when it slipped off the pavement, landing on its side. The driver was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. At this time, about 50 gallons have been recovered.
Firefighters have built earthen dams and absorbent pads to clean up the weed killer. Sand is being used to contain the spill while a full cleanup is underway.
If you have been hurt by a negligent truck driver hauling hazardous materials, contact the truck accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling (515) 225-2600.