Multiple-vehicle accident on I-35 south in West Des Moines

A multiple-vehicle accident that occurred in a construction zone between exits 65 and 68, south of Highway 5 along Interstate 35 in West Des Moines at around 9 a.m. on September 30 caused injuries to three people and closed I-35 to traffic for a couple of hours, WHO TV reported.

Data from the Des Moines police showed that the accident involved four vehicles – two semi-trucks, a pickup truck, and an automobile. The police said they found one of the semi-trucks resting on its side when they arrived at the scene of the accident.

The three people who were hurt during the accident were taken to Mercy Medical Center for the treatment of their minor wounds.

The crash caused a large diesel spill from one of the semi-trucks, prompting road maintenance workers to close the road to clean up the mess.

If you find yourself in a situation in Des Moines where you have been hurt in a vehicular accident due to the negligence of other people – either because of reckless drivers or local government units that did not maintain safe roads – call our attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600 to discuss your legal options.


Multiple-vehicle accident leads to oil spill in Des Moines

On Tuesday, November 19 a semi was involved in a six-vehicle pileup that caused the semi to spill 70 gallons of oil onto Interstate Highway 80/35 in Des Moines. The accident caused major delays in the area.

According to Iowa State Patrol’s Scott Bright, the early morning accident only resulted in injury to one person. The victim was immediately taken to a hospital to receive medical attention.

Bright said onlooking drivers were using the inside shoulder to pass through the area while the three effected westbound lanes, from University Avenue to Merle Hay Road, were being cleaned.

If you have been the victim of a car accident, you might benefit from the advice of an experienced attorney. If you are looking for help in the Des Moines area, contact LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600 to see what we can do to help you.


One killed, five injured in truck accident

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.

 


Truck hauling herbicide crashes in Iowa City

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.


Trooper injured in semi-truck collision

An Iowa State Patrol trooper suffered minor injuries yesterday when a semi-truck collided with his patrol car on the entrance ramp of U.S. 20 and Interstate 35.

The trooper was assisting another officer at the scene of a car accident when the collision occurred. The trooper and a driver involved in the first crash were inside the cruiser and taken to a hospital in Webster City with non life-threatening injuries.

High winds and heavy slush on the roads resulted in poor visibility, but it has not been determined whether those factors contributed significantly to the accident. Authorities are still investigating the crash.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, contact the truck accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling (515) 225-2600 today.


One injured in collision with semi-truck on I-380

A 20-year-old woman who was driving south on I-380 on Wednesday night in Johnson County lost control of her car when she tried to exit onto the I-80 eastbound ramp.

The woman’s 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt struck a guardrail on the exit ramp, which forced the car back into oncoming traffic. There it collided with a semi-truck driven by a 61-year-old man. The woman was taken by ambulance to the University of Iowa hospital for her injuries.

The driver of the semi-truck was not injured in the crash.


Iowa truck driver injured in fiery crash

An Iowa truck driver was injured in a fiery crash Monday. According to police reports, the accident occurred on I-90 in Winona County.

The man apparently lost crontrol of the truck, causing it to cross the median and later explode. When emergency officials arrived, the man was airlifted to a nearby hospital and treated for injuries.

If you or anyone you know has been injured in a truck accident, contact the Iowa truck accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.


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