Single-vehicle accident in West Hill kills one and injures another

The Kent Police Department in Union City, Iowa has reported that a single-vehicle accident resulted in the death of a female passenger and injury of the male driver, according to the Kent Reporter on June 16.

The accident, which happened on the West Hill, occurred when the driver struck a traffic light pole in the 25400 block of the Pacific Highway just after 8:15 a.m.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office said that the 51-year-old woman succumbed to multiple mortal injuries sustained in the accident. She was unconscious when medical responders arrived, and the 47-year-old driver needed to be extricated by firefighters. He was transported to a medical center in Seattle, although his condition was not reported.

Kent Police Sergeant Mike Schanbacher said that both victims, who were found to be residents of Des Moines, were not wearing seat belts at the time of the incident. Investigations are still ongoing to determine what contributed the car accident.


Elderly couple killed in Cresco crash

A couple who resided in Decorah, Iowa were killed in a two-vehicular accident a few miles east of Cresco on the morning of June 6, The Des Moines Register reported.

The car collision occurred at the intersection of Iowa Highway 9 and Highway 139. According to an Iowa State Patrol report, a vehicle struck the passenger side of the elderly couple’s car – both man and woman were over 80-years-old.

The couple was making their way west through the intersection at Highway 9 when the other vehicle, driven by a 75-year-old resident of Ridgeway, clipped their car as it headed south on Highway 139. The intersection involved stop signs. Reports did not indicate whether either of the vehicles failed to stop and yield to the other.

The elderly couple was brought to Cresco Hospital where they succumbed to their mortal injuries. The other driver was taken to the same hospital, although his condition was not made clear in reports.


Two-vehicle accident in Indianola kills one

A two-vehicle accident in Indianola, Iowa on December 15 caused the death of one individual and injuries of two others, The Des Moines Register reported.

According to statements by Captain Brian Sher of the Indianola Police Department the next day, the collision of two cars on Highway 55 on the north side of Indianola resulted in the death of 33-year-old Des Moines resident Jimmy Johnson. The accident occurred around 7 p.m.

Johnson was traveling in a car heading south along the highway as a passenger. The driver was 24-years-old.

The accident was caused by another vehicle that hit their car from the rear side, operated by a 54-year-old person, whose name and place of origin police authorities have yet to reveal to the public.

Both drivers were injured in the incident.

The attorneys with the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., wish for the quick recovery of those injured and extend their deepest sympathies to the friends and family grieving from this great loss.


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.


Two-car crash in Tama injures three people

A two-vehicle crash on Highway 63 in Tama, Iowa resulted in the injury of three people, The Toledo Chronicle reported on August 21.

The accident occurred at 5:25 p.m. According to preliminary police investigations, two cars were heading south on the highway near the main entrance of STC High School on Harding Street when a driver in one of the vehicles miscalculated and rear-ended the other vehicle. Individuals were injured in both cars, and these three people were transported to the Grinnell Regional Medical Center.

The Tama and Toledo Police Departments, along with the Tama Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services, responded to the accident site.

If you have suffered injury or expense from a car accident caused by someone else’s negligent or irresponsible actions, the attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may help you pursue financial compensation. Call our Iowa offices today at (515) 225-2600 or (515) 225-2600 to schedule an appointment with us.


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.


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.


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