Ambulance accident in Des Moines kills one

Sixty-six-year-old Pleasant Hill, Iowa resident Stanley Paulson was killed after the pickup truck he was driving collided with an ambulance in downtown Des Moines on the Saturday night of November 1, the Des Moines Register reported.

Paulson succumbed to his injuries at the Mercy Hospital on November 3, according to a police spokesperson.

Des Moines police spokesman Sergeant Jason Halifax said charges may be filed against the driver of the ambulance after they have completed their investigation of the incident. He noted the difficulty of placing blame in this situation, as ambulance drivers still must drive safely according to traffic, although drivers are supposed to yield to the emergency vehicles.

According to preliminary investigations, the ambulance was heading south while the pickup truck was traveling west when the crash occurred. The impact caused the pickup truck to overturn, and the ambulance flipped onto its side.

The attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., hold the family and friends in their thoughts during this difficult time.


Four teens dead in pickup truck collision

Four 14-year-olds were killed while riding in a John Deere Gator utility vehicle when a pickup truck collided with them, The Des Moines Register reported on August 4.

The victims were identified as Pesota resident Sean Kenneally, Dyersville local Nicholas Kramer, and Epworth teens Mitchell Kluesner and Bryce Wilwert. The driver of the truck, on the other hand, was identified as Holy Cross resident Joe Connelly. Connelly, 24, was not injured, although two of the truck’s passengers sustained minor injuries.

The accident occurred near Epworth in eastern Iowa. According to authorities, the pickup truck, which was hauling a stock trailer, ran a stop sign just before hitting the boys. The John Deere Gator is open with two seats and intended as a multi-terrain work vehicle.

The attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., are deeply sorry for this incident and extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering during this difficult time.


Two-vehicle accident in Des Moines results in one death

The Des Moines Police Department said icy road conditions may have contributed to a two-car collision on Tuesday, February 4.

According to reports, around 7:50 a.m. a westbound pickup on Highway 5 skidded across the median and hit another vehicle. The driver of the eastbound vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The police did not make the identities of either driver public.

The attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., extend our sincere condolences to those affected by this tragic accident.


Crash in Iowa kills Evergreen student

Police have identified Evergreen, Colorado college freshman, Madison “Addie” Hubert, as one of the two casualties in the road accident that occurred in Iowa the evening of Saturday, March 23.

Cornell College said two of its students, 18-year-old Hubert and Colin Bertucci, who suffered injuries, became victims of the two-car accident that happened on Highway 1 just north of Solon, Iowa at around 9 p.m.

Hubert died at the scene of the accident while Bertucci, along with three members of his family, were wounded.

68-year-old Wilbur D. Bigler of West Union, Iowa, who slammed into the Bertuccis’ car—of which Hubert was a passenger of—after Bigler’s car skidded and slid along the highway after losing control of his car, also died in the auto accident.

Hubert was a graduate of the Denver School of the Arts.

After such a tragic loss, our lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., know just how much family and friends are left grieving. Our hearts and condolences go out to all those affected by this car wreck.


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