Des Moines police officer causes accident

A 28-year-old Des Moines police officer has been arrested in regards to the second traffic accident he caused while working for the Des Moines Police Department.

On Tuesday around 1 a.m. in the morning, the police officer allegedly crashed his patrol car. He was near the 3800 block of East Ovid Avenue. According to reports, the officer did not call for help until he was three miles away from the scene of the accident, attempting to cover up the crash.

His story did not match the marks on his vehicle, and after an investigation by responding officers, illegal drug paraphernalia was found. The officer was arrested and charged with a traffic offense and drug possession.

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



Waterloo police officer injured in car accident

On Sunday afternoon in Waterloo, Iowa, a three-vehicle accident injured a police officer as well as one other person.

The accident occurred near an intersection around 4:45 p.m. and involved a Waterloo squad car. The police officer’s car was marked, and the police officer sustained injuries in the accident. One of the other two drivers was also injured in the collision. The injuries are all believed to be minor.

Details about the cause of the crash have yet to be determined, and police are currently investigating the accident.

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



Des Moines car accident severely injures motorcyclist

On Friday night near the intersection of Bloomfield and Meadow Chase Lane in Des Moines, a motor vehicle crashed into a motorcycle, causing severe injuries to the motorcyclist.

The driver of the motor vehicle was traveling south, when he attempted to turn left. During the turn, he slammed head-on into an oncoming motorcyclist, who was northbound. The motorcycle’s headlights were not turned on, and police believe this is why the driver was unaware of it’s presence.

The motorcyclist was also not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, and consequently suffered serious injuries. Doctors do believe that the motorcyclist will be able to recover from his injuries, but he currently still remains hospitalized.

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



Snowstorm causes several accidents on I-74

An inch of snow flurries that fell Sunday evening caused numerous crashes to occur on I-74 in Iowa.

A nine car pile-up was the largest of the collisions and took place near the Mississippi River bridge. Police that responded to the scene estimate that 10 people suffered injuries in the accidents. Head, back, and neck injuries were reported, but the severity of those injuries were unclear.

Numerous other car accidents happened all over the lanes of Interstate 74. Police were responding to different collision sites until around 9:30 p.m., when the calls began to slow in number. Coincidentally, that is when the snowstorm stopped as well. Police are urging Iowa drivers to proceed with caution in the coming days due to winter weather advisories in different areas.

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



Bad driving conditions send three to hospital in Iowa

On Saturday night in Auburn, Iowa a car accident took place which resulted in three people sustaining injuries.

The poor driving conditions, including ice and snow, caused a 27-year-old Carroll man to lose control of his truck. The truck crossed over the center lane and struck another car. There were two people in the second car, a 46-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy.

The jaws of life had to be used to extract the 46-year-old man from his vehicle and once he was removed he was transported by helicopter to a Des Moines hospital. The 13-year-old and the 27-year-old were treated for minor injuries.

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



Madison man killed in crash in Waterloo

Garth Beatty, 70, of Vinton, IA, drove and crashed his pickup truck trailer into Joseph Pink, 71, of Madison, WI, in the southbound lanes of Highway 63 in Waterloo on Wednesday.

Pink died at the scene. According to authorities, Beatty was driving in the southbound lanes of Highway 63 and crashed his vehicle as Pink was crossing the highway. Both vehicles ended up in a nearby ditch after Beatty’s pickup flipped upon impact. Beatty was taken to a nearby hospital in Waterloo.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, it is important to discuss your legal options with experienced represenation. Contact Iowa car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600.



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.



Iowa man injured in car crash with semitrailer

A Chevrolet Impala driven by Ryan J. Siebenbrodt, 30, of Des Moines collided with an empty semitrailer driven by  Walter J. Seilheimer, 66, of Sandwich, IL on Saturday.

The incident occurred at Main Street and County Line Road in Kane County. Siebenbrodt was cut out of his vehicle and airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.  Seilheimer was left unharmed.

Police are still investigating, and have not released further details.

If you or a loved has been injured in an auto accident, it is important to have experienced representation to help you through this difficult time.  Contact Iowa car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 today.



Young boy victim of a hit-and-run

Late last week, a 9 year-old Marshalltown boy was hit by a car as he tried to cross the street.

The boy suffers from a fractured leg, hip, and shoulder and has been in the children’s hospital for the past four days. He is expected to make a full recovery and is said to be in good condition.

Witnesses report seeing a dark SUV leaving the scene but has no other leads. The accident is still under investigation.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a pedestrian hit-and-run accident, contact the car accident lawyers Iowa of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600.



Teenager charged in hit-and-run accident

A 15-year-old Cedar Falls boy has been charged after being involved in a hit-and-run accident that injured one woman.

The accident occurred as a 72-year-old woman was struck by the car driven by the 15-year-old boy as she crossed 27th Street. The teen later came and told police that he thought he was the one that struck the woman.

The teen told police that he was driving and heard a “thud” but he kept driving because he was not sure what happened. The teen has been charged with an aggravated misdemeanor, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit-and-run accident, contact the Iowa accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.



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