2 seriously hurt in Iowa accident

At least two people were seriously injured not far from Prairie City after the tractor they were riding on was hit by a vehicle, an article of kcrg.com stated on August 15.

According to the city’s Assistant Fire Chief Tony Mosher, the accident happened on August 14 when a pickup truck reportedly crashed into the back portion of a tractor occupied by two persons. The tractor’s operator and its passenger whose, names were withheld, were both taken to a nearby Des Moines hospital after suffering non-life-threatening injuries from the crash. The pickup driver, who was also not identified in the report, was unhurt in the crash.

People who suffer injuries in vehicular accidents often experience financial loss due to expensive hospitalizations they need to recover. However, if this happen to you and you suspect that someone else’s negligence caused your accident or injuries, a lawyer may be able to help you. Find out how the Iowa-based lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may help you recover your financial losses today by calling 877-327-2600.



3 dead in crash between school bus and car

A fatal crash between a car and a school bus killed three people near Louisa-Muscatine High School, Thursday morning.

Reports from the Iowa State Patrol stated that a car was heading north on U.S. 61, south of Muscatine, when it lost control on the icy road and crossed the center line, causing it to slam head-on with an oncoming school bus. All three people in the car, Katherine Newton, Barbara Higgs, and Mark Kaltefleiter, instantly died in the crash. Te bus driver, who survived, was brought to Trinity Hospital in Muscatine.

Louisa-Muscatine School superintendent Mike Van Sickle said he was relieved when he learned that there were no students in the school bus when the crash happened, but was thinking of the bus driver and those related to the people in the other vehicle.

Experiencing the sudden loss of a family member or loved one can be extremely difficult and painful, and our condolences of the legal team at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., go out to all those grieving after this accident.



Rise in Iowa highway deaths associated with increased speed limit

In 2005, the state of Iowa raised the speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph for rural highways, and this increase is believed to have caused a rise in the state’s highway deaths.

Since the change in speed was approved, traffic-related fatalities on highways in Iowa increased by 10 percent. The Department of Transportation reveals that between 2005 and 2011, 250 fatalities occurred on the rural highway system in Iowa. During the six years prior to the speed limit change, there were 227 deaths recorded on those same highways.

These traffic deaths are largely associated with drivers losing control of their vehicles, or traveling at excessive speeds on difficult road conditions. Both of those concerns can be tied to the speed limit.

If a reckless driver has caused you to suffer injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Please contact the reckless driving accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.



Water Works Park car accident claims 1 life, injures another

Monday morning in Water Works Park, a single-vehicle accident claimed the life of one man, and injured another.

Des Moines police responded to an accident report around 7 a.m. on Monday, and found a vehicle near the north entrance to the Water Works Park, partly submerged in the water. Police pronounced a 23-year-old man dead at the scene, and a 28-year-old Des Moines man was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

According to police, the car accident had no witnesses, but it seemed as if the driver had lost control of his vehicle while attempting to turn on a road near the park. The vehicle collided with a cement structure, causing it to plummet into the water.

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends during this difficult time.



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