4 traffic fatalities occur in Iowa over the weekend

Over the weekend, four fatalities took place due to traffic accidents throughout the state of Iowa.

An elderly couple in Boone were killed in a car accident on U.S. 30 when the driver of their vehicle, the couple’s 15-year-old grandson, came in contact with a limo on the highway. The 80-year-old man was ejected from the vehicle. Both him and his wife were pronounced dead at the scene. A person inside the limo was taken to a nearby hospital, and is currently in critical condition.

Two people lost their lives in separate single-vehicle accidents. In both of the accidents, the drivers lost control of their vehicles. The Iowa Department of Transportation revealed that, as of Friday, there have been 161 traffic fatalities in Iowa.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the traffic accident victims’ families and friends.



I-235 collision sends 2 to hospital

On the westbound side of I-235, a driver operating a PT-Cruiser struck the side of a Nissan Maxima near exit 4 on the highway. The driver of the PT-Cruiser did not stop after the contact was made, and continued on the highway.

The Nissan Maxima then collided with a pickup truck in the middle of I-235. That crash caused two people to suffer minor injuries, and for the passenger of the pickup truck to need assistance exiting the vehicle.

The driver of the Maxima was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol, and was taken into custody. Police are still searching for the initial vehicle that caused the three-way crash.

If you have been injured in a multiple-vehicle car accident, please contact the car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.



Low tire pressure causes car accidents, according to study

It is important to know the signs of tire damage and wear, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A recent study released by the NHTSA shows that low tire pressure is connected to an increased risk of car accidents.

Data was collected from car accidents that took place between 2005 and 2007, before automatic tire pressure systems were required in motor vehicles. This data showed that car accidents were three times more likely to occur if a vehicle’s tires were underinflated by more than 25 percent.

Although the tire pressure systems that are in newer car models are designed to alert a driver when his or her tire pressure is low, they are not meant to replace monthly manual tire pressure checks. The NHTSA recommends checking tire pressure each month to maintain accuracy and prevent accidents.

Please contact the car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident due to tire defects.



Man killed in high speed police chase

Jonathan Bindel, 18, of Jefferson, was killed on Tuesday night after crashing into a police pickup truck in a high-speed chase in West Central Iowa.

Police began chasing Bindel’s car on the westbound Highway 30 after he was found to be speeding and driving erratically. The chase ended with Bindel crashing into an eastbound police pickup truck driven by Officer Heath Enns. Enns was not injured.

Miranda Parris, 20, of Jefferson, rode in the passenger’s seat of Bindel’s car, and was sent to Greene County Medical Center for injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact Iowa car accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 today.



Car and truck accident cause one woman to go to the hospital

One woman was taken to the hospital after a being injured in a car and truck accident in Iowa City.

The accident occurred at 2549 Highway 1 in Iowa City when a PT Cruiser collided with an F-150.

The pickup truck was pulling out a driveway when it hit the other vehicle. The foggy conditions may have contributed to accident occurring. The extent of the injuries are unknown at this time.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Iowa accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.



Two sent to hospital after accident near Iowa border

A serious accident occurred near the South Dakota and Iowa border that resulted in two people being sent to the hospital.

The accident occurred in the evening hours of Halloween when a vehicle was traveling down a curve in the road and missed the turn causing the vehicle to strike a tree. Emergency crews responded to the scene to find both driver and passenger injured in the accident.

It is thought that one person was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. The victims were transported to the hospital, but their current condition is unknown. Police officials are currently investigating the accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in car accident, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Iowa accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.



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