Pedestrian Struck by Car

A pedestrian was struck by a car at an intersection on Monday. Around 4:30pm, a car that was turning from Court Ave onto northbound Second Ave hit a pedestrian who was walking across Second Ave.

The driver apparently did not see the pedestrian who was taken to Mercy Medical Center. It is unknown what condition the pedestrian was in after the accident.

If you or someone you know has been injured, contact the Des Moines personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., PC at (515) 225-2600.


Coal Ash Pits Are Carcinogenic

Coal ash pits have been found by the US Environmental Protection Agency to be carcinogenic and at 2,000 times the “acceptable” rate in some cases. Unfortunately, there are several coal ash pits around Iowa.

Dozens of sites across the state have had coal ash dumped in them at some point. Unfortunately, this can get into drinking water and cause terrible problems when it is not contained properly. Unfortunately, this information has been known since 2002, but only recently released, putting many lives in danger.

If you or someone you know has been injured, contact the Des Moines personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., PC at (515) 225-2600.


Diesel Spill in Duncombe

A truck accident that occurred early on Saturday morning caused a large diesel spill over Brushy Creek in Duncombe. The accident occurred along US Highway 20 around 3am.

About 300 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the truck in the accident. However, it is unknown how much of it made it into the water. The spill is presently thought to be contained and cleaned. However, if any fuel was missed, it could cause serious injury to people or wildlife.

If you or someone you know has been injured, contact the Des Moines personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., PC at (515) 225-2600.


Crash Kills 1

A crash occurred near Lake City over the weekend. A Sac City man was driving westbound along Iowa Highway 175 when his car went off the road near Durant Ave.

The accident occurred shortly after 8pm on Sunday. The driver was killed when the car went into a ditch. The cause of the accident was not reported.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a crash, contact the Des Moines personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., PC at  (515) 225-2600.


2 Killed, 3 Injured in School Bus Crash

A crash involving a school bus and a pickup truck occurred on Monday afternoon. The pickup was northbound on Highway 13 when it went left of center and hit the school bus. There were 25 children on the bus at the time.

Two of the children were taken to local hospitals for treatment. Two passengers in the pickup were killed in the crash. The driver was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals. No one else was injured in the crash.

If you or someone you know has been injured, contact the Des Moines personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.


Crash Injures Driver

This morning, a crash occurred on the east side. A car crashed into the back of a semi truck along Vandalia Rd near the 4400 block. The man had to be cut from the car.

After being extricated, the man was taken to Des Moines Hospital for treatment. His condition and extent of injury have not been released. However, he was conscious when he was being transported.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a crash, contact the Des Moines personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.


Iowa Traffic Fatalities Seem to be Declining

For most of the last six years, the number of traffic related fatalities in Iowa has held fairly steady. However, that may be changing. 2008 saw the second lowest number of fatalities of the period, and this year seems to be on track for even lower numbers.

Last year, there were 411 traffic fatalities. Over the last six years, only 2004 saw fewer deaths with 388. This year, there have been relatively few traffic fatalities when compared on a month to month basis with previous years, indicating a possible start to a downward trend. However, even if there are fewer deaths, many people are still being killed and badly injured on Iowa roads.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a crash, contact the Des Moines personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., PC at (515) 225-2600.


Cyclist Injuries Cause Tension on Road

An April 11 accident occurred when a truck passed a cyclist unsafely. The passing caused the cyclist to lose control and fall over, fracturing his pelvis and skull as well as causing several other injuries.

The cyclist is expected to make a full recovery. However, a rally was held last week outside the Statehouse in which 500 cyclists protested road rage from drivers directed at cyclists. These incidents often lead to terrible injuries and even death.

If you or someone you know has been injured on a bicycle, contact the Des Moines personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., PC at (515) 225-2600.


Two Dead in Truck Crash

Two semi-truck drivers have been killed in a serious accident. One of the drivers was 22 years-of-age, and the other driver was 47 years-of-age.  The Iowa Highway Patrol is investigation the accident, trying to determine the causes.

What is known, is that one of the semis was struck from behind.  This then caused the truck to burst into flames. The two individuals in the truck that caught fire lost their lives in this accident.  The other driver did not suffer from serious injuries from this accident.

The highway was closed for several hours as authorities conducted a preliminary investigation and removed the damaged vehicles from the road.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, contact a Des Moines personal injury attorney of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.


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