Elderly man struck and killed in pedestrian accident

According to Des Moines police, a 91-year-old man was struck and killed by a dump truck near the downtown area Monday morning around 8 AM.

The pedestrian-vehicle accident occurred as the man was attempting to cross the road in his motorized wheelchair. According to the dump truck driver, he was making a right turn at the same time and struck the man, who he says he did not see.

Police are still investigating but no charges have been filed.


Two cousins killed in single-vehicle crash

According to Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department deputies, two cousins from western Iowa died Saturday as the result of a single-vehicle crash in Pottawattmie County.

The 25-year-old and 26-year-old cousins were both riding in the same vehicle just north of Council Bluffs when the car left the road and entered a ditch on the west side of the road. It then rolled over.

According to friends, the cousins were heading home from a nephew’s flag football game at the time.




Collision between cyclist and truck ends in tragedy

The Iowa State Patrol reports that an accident with a truck near the city of Montezuma in central Iowa left a bicyclist from Oregon dead this Wednesday.

The 33-year-old bicyclist was pedaling on Iowa Highway 85. When the truck driver spotted the cyclist, he moved towards the center line to allow for more room.

It was then that the truck’s front right tire failed, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The truck lurched to the right, striking and killing the cyclist.


Two killed in single-vehicle crash

According to the Iowa State Patrol, two people were killed in a one-vehicle crash in Grand Junction late Friday night.

Authorities say the 37-year old driver and his 23-year-old passenger were killed after the driver lost control of the vehicle, swerving from the roadway and entering a ditch. The car then struck a drainage culvert and flipped over before coming to rest on its top.

The accident happened a little after 11 PM on Friday on 230th Street east of T Avenue.


Drunk driver facing charges over 4 fatality crash

The Nebraska man arrested in connection with the August 9th drunk driving crash that killed four motorcyclists in Western Iowa last month is now facing charges in court.

According to the Iowa State Patrol’s final accident report, the 21-year-old driver had a blood alcohol level over four times the legal limit at the time of the accident. He had a BAC of 0.373, while the legal limit is 0.08.

The fatal accident happened in a construction zone on Interstate 29 near the Little Sioux exit. Four motorcyclists, who were heading home from a motorcycling convention, were struck by the drunk driver when he crossed the center line while headed in the opposite direction in his pickup truck.

Criminal charges against the drunk driver are pending an official report from the state crime lab’s toxicology unit, but will definitely be filed. In the meantime, he remains incaracerated. The widow of one of the motorcyclists has already filed a civil suit against the drunk driver, alleging that his negligence was the primary cause of the collision.


Three dead in multiple car accident

Three drivers are dead in a three-vehicle accident involving two trucks and a van, according to Iowa State Patrol deputies.

The crash happened on Iowa Highway 2 around 8 AM Tuesday, around four miles east of Cordyon.

A 56-year-old woman, a 59-year-old man, and a 24-year-old man were killed in the crash.

Police believe that the 59-year-old man was headed eastbound on Highway 2 at the same time that the 56-year-old woman was westbound, with the 24-year-old behind her. The 59-year-old’s truck then jumped the center line and struck both of the other vehicles. Two of the three vehicles burst into flames.

Medical personnel pronounced all three drivers dead at the scene.


Head-on collision kills one and injures three

A head-on collision on Iowa Highway 28 killed one person and injured three others last Tuesday, according to police reports.

The fatal accident occurred around 4:20 PM when a southbound 2000 Mercury Marquis crossed the median into oncoming northbound traffic.

The 62-year-old Norwalk woman driver of the sedan crossed over a raised median and ran headlong into a 1990 Jeep Cherokee driven by an 18-year-old man from Norwalk. The impact killed a 28-year-old woman who was riding in the passenger seat of the jeep.

The drivers of both vehicles along with an 18-year-old man in the backseat of the jeep were taken to Des Moines area hospitals for treatment. All there are reportedly in critical condition.

The Iowa State Patrol is still investigating the accident and as of now the reason why the sedan crossed the median is unknown.


Teen calls 911 as car sinks into creek

A 17-year-old was involved in a accident that caused his car to slip into Mud Creek. He then called 911 as the car was sinking into the water in order to save himself and three friends.

The four friends were riding in a two-door vehicle and two other vehicles were behind them on Northeast 54th Avenue when Mud Creek spilled over the roadway. The teen then called police but had no time to tell them their location.  Luckily, police officials used GPS technology on the cell phone to find the stranded vehicles.

All of the teens in the car escaped through the passenger door window. There were 10 survivors of the accident, but a 16-year-old female lost her life in the rapid flood waters.

Auto accidents can cause serious injury and change the lives of all people involved, our condolences are with the family of the victim.


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