Bicyclist critically wounded in Loveland hit and run

Forty-year-old Fort Collins, Colorado resident Jeffrey Wicks was riding his bicycle at the intersection of North Taft Avenue and West 29th Street in Loveland, Iowa the morning of June 14 when he collided with a car, the Reporter-Herald stated.

The vehicle that reportedly hit Wicks was a white Mazda sedan driven by 72-year-old Des Moines resident Peggy Brown, a press release from the Loveland police stated. According to Sergeant Justin Chase, Brown turned left on West 29th Street in front of Wicks as he was riding his bike south in the 2900 block of North Taft Avenue, and Wicks bumped into the back of Brown’s vehicle. Brown stopped after the collision but left the scene of the accident within minutes. She was arrested for leaving an accident after an injury and careless driving.

Being the victim of a vehicular crash can cause emotional and physical damage. Our attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Des Moines can advocate for you to get the financial compensation you deserve from responsible parties. Call (515) 225-2600 today to discuss your situation.


Le Mars woman surrenders to authorities regarding 2012 Sioux City car accident

Forty-three-year-old Le Mars, Iowa resident Victoria Lynette Ernst has turned herself into the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, April 1 in relation to a 2012 Sioux City car accident that resulted in the hit-and-run death of 22-year-old Lance Knudsen.

On Feb. 4, 2013, Knudsen’s mother, Michelle DeCora, filed a negligence lawsuit against Ernst in the Woodbury County District Court. According to the civil lawsuit that DeCora filed, Ernst was a passenger in the Blazer that the police authorities found near Knudsen’s abandoned body at the accident site and that an unidentified person was operating the vehicle when Knudsen was hit.

The estate is seeking an undisclosed sum of money for wages Knudsen would have earned had he not passed away, Knudsen’s funeral and burial costs, and compensation to the family for the loss of Knudsen’s companionship. The case, however, has yet to go to trial.

Our attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., help victims of such accidents in Des Moines to seek the justice and compensation they deserve. If you have been injured in an accident or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, call (515) 225-2600 to consult with us about your options.


Des Moines police search for hit-and-run suspect

Police in Des Moines have released a description of vehicle involved in a February hit-and-run incident.

The accident occurred on Friday, February 14 around 11 p.m. near the 900 block of East Euclid Avenue. The accident claimed the life of John Haggar, 52. According to witnesses, after hitting Haggar, the suspect didn’t slow down or check on the victim.

The police believe that the suspect is driving a gray mid-sized vehicle, similar to a Ford Taurus or Chevrolet Impala.

Polk County Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $2,000 to anyone able to give information leading to the arrest of the suspect.


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