School bus accident leaves 5 hurt

A school bus belonging to the Southeast Polk School District in Des Moines was involved in a hit-and-run accident early this  morning.

Around 7 a.m. the bus, filled with school children, was stopped at a light when a car struck it from behind. The car fled from the scene of the accident. A second car also slammed into the back of the school bus before police and emergency crews were able to arrive at the scene.

There were four students and one student aide injured in the accident. The students’ ages all vary, according to police, but none are older than 16. They were transported to a local hospital to be treated for their minor injuries. An investigation into the accident is underway.

Please contact the Iowa bus accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence.



School bus crash injures teen driver

A 17 year old boy from Douds was driving his car just north of Lebanon in southeast Iowa when his car collided with a Van Buren Community school bus.

Steven J. Duke, 47, was driving the school bus northbound on County Road V-64 when the bus collided with the southbound travelling car driven by the boy.  The teen was rushed to Van Buren County Hospital with serious injuries, and then was later flown to University Hospitals in Iowa City.

Duke was left unharmed, and the students on the school bus were taken to Van Buren County Hospital for precautionary measures, but were not found to have serious injuries.

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



One killed in school bus accident in Clinton

One person was killed in bus accident on Sept. 8 after a car and bus collided head-on.

The accident occurred just after 7 a.m. when a Cadillac sedan collided with the school bus as it traveled northbound on Mil Creek Parkway.

The driver of the car, the bus and the bus monitor were all taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries. The driver of the car was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim t this time.



Bus driver strikes pedestrian in Des Moines

A Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority bus struck a pedestrian last week as he ran beside the bus. The bus driver said that he did not know that the man was next to the bus and could not avoid hitting him.

According to police investigators, the DART bus driver pulled away from the bus stop and began to proceed on its path when the accident occurred.

The man was banging on the window of the bus trying to get it to stop after he missed getting on to it. Witnesses then said that he tripped on a curve and slipped underneath the bus. He was taken to the Mercy Medical Center before he was transferred to the University of Iowa Hospitals.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.



Man awarded $350K after Iowa bus accident

A blind man who was injured in a city bus accident three years ago has been awarded $350,000 from the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority after filing a suit that claimed that the bus did not yield to the right of way.

The accident occurred in 2008 at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Walnut Street when the bus struck the man. He then needed to be hospitalized as a result in order to be treated for his injuries.

The driver of the bus was later fired because this was her eighth car accident that occurred in the past seven years that she was on the job.

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



Twenty-three students in hosptial after bus accident

Twenty-three students were injured after a bus accident on Highway 18 in Clayton County.

The students were from the MFL MarMac school district and were traveling to school at 8 a.m. when the accident occurred. There was patchy fog in the area at the time, but Iowa State Patrol are still investigating to see if this was a factor.

The Superintendent of the school was at the scene shortly after the crash and made the decision that 23 students needed to travel to area hospitals. None of the injuries seemed to be life threatening and all victims will make a full recovery.

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



School bus involved in Iowa accident

A collision last week involving a school bus from the Muscatine Community School District left the school bus damaged, but no serious injuries were reported.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Iowa Avenue and Sixth Street as the bus was bringing the students home from school. The left and front side of the bus were dented in the accident, but it is unknown how they accident began. A replacement bus was sent to transport the students the rest of the way home.

If you or a loved one has been in a bus accident and has suffered an injury because of it, contact the Iowa bus accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.



Truck driver cited after bus accident

A truck driver from Nebraska was cited after being involved in a bus accident in Iowa.

The bus was a school bus and was carrying 15 school children to school when the bus stopped to pick up a student. The 55-year-old truck driver was driving the tractor trailer southbound on Highway 71 when he clipped the right corner of the school bus.

No serious injuries were reported after the accident. The truck driver was stopped by unsafe passing and passing a stopped school bus.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, contact the Iowa bus accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.



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