Police officer rolls over woman in Des Moines

Around 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning in Des Moines, a police officer accidentally ran over a woman’s legs near 10th Street and Stone Lane.

The Des Moines Police Department had received a call from a concerned citizen regarding a woman who was apparently lying in the middle of an alley. A police officer responded to the call, but did not notice the woman until his patrol car had rolled over both of her legs.

The woman was transported to a nearby hospital, but only sustained minor injuries. Police have revealed that the woman was intoxicated at the time of the incident, and that the case is still under investigation.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation or your injuries. Please contact the car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.



Pedestrian dies after being struck in Clear Lake

A 73-year-old woman has passed away after she was struck by a motor vehicle in a Clear Lake crosswalk.

The pedestrian accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. on April 3 near the intersection of Fourth Street and Main Street. An 87-year-old truck driver was traveling south through the intersection when he made contact with the pedestrian.

She suffered severe head trauma, and was immediately taken to a nearby hospital. Later that evening, she was pronounced dead. An investigation into the accident was underway, and no charges have been filed at this time.

Our thoughts are with the woman’s family and friends during this tragic time.



Pedestrian accident kills 1 in Clear Lake

Last Tuesday in Clear Lake, a 73-year-old pedestrian suffered serious injuries after she was struck by a truck. The pedestrian accident occurred in the morning near the intersection of Fourth Street and Main Avenue.

An 87-year-old truck driver was driving southbound through the intersection when his car made contact with the pedestrian. Numerous bystanders rushed to the woman’s aid while paramedics were on their way. According to the police, the elderly pedestrian had severe brain damage from the accident.

She was taken to a Clear Lake hospital, and she was in critical condition before she passed away. Police are investigating the accident, but at this time no charges have been filed.

 



Des Moines airport to reveal new scanners

Full-body scanners are set to be installed at the Des Moines airport today. The installation of these scanners has been met with much criticism from residents and political personnel alike.

People are concerned with their invasion of privacy being violated as well as the cost of the machines being justified. Each scanner costs approximately $130,000 to $170,000 to purchase as well as install. So far throughout the United States, there have been 570 scanners put in 130 different airports.

These scanners emit electromagnetic waves that jump off individuals and create a body outline that would reveal any harmful objects potentially on the person. If a person refuses to go through one of these scanners, they will be physically patted down by an officer at the airport.

To learn more about the installation of these full-body scanners, please visit the Des Moines Register today.



Pedestrian dies from injuries after Des Moines accident

A pedestrian accident that occurred on January 1, 2012 in Des Moines left one man severely injured and he eventually succumbed to those injuries one week later.

The pedestrian, an 80-year-old Des Moines man, was crossing the street near Ingersoll Avenue and 35th Street when he was hit by an oncoming car. The vehicle was driven by an 18-year-old Des Moines woman who, according to police, did everything right in her  maneuver. She turned left onto the street where the pedestrian was, but the sun was so bright that she was unable to see the man. She stayed at the scene of the accident and cooperated with authorities.

The man was still conscious when police arrived on the scene but he had forgotten the events that had just taken place. He was transported to a hospital in the area and one week later he passed away from the injuries sustained in the accident.

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



Des Moines to receive 8 new Dunkin’ Donuts stores

Dunkin’ Donuts has partnered with Lori Kelderman High and Jeff Kelderman on a development project that will introduce eight  new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants to Des Moines, Iowa.

Two of these restaurants are scheduled to open in 2013 and the next six will open by 2016. Dunkin’ Donuts is committed to tailoring each of their store locations to the target community in order to create lasting customers.

The company itself, founded in 1950, has expanded it’s products greatly since it’s inception. They now offer the traditional donuts and coffee as well as a full bakery and several specialized drinks.

The Iowa pedestrian accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. are glad to learn that Des Moines is growing and expanding as a city. For more information on local news, please visit the Des Moines Register today.



Des Moines, Iowa Ranked Best City For Young Professionals

The Iowa pedestrian accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. are pleased to announce that Forbes Magazine has declared Des Moines, Iowa as the best city for young professionals.

For every 568 residents in Des Moines, there is one big business located within the capital city. This ratio was the best in regards to the cities that were examined by Forbes for this study. This ratio equates to more opportunities for employment among young professionals in the city.

There are several companies that have chosen to expand in Des Moines due to the city’s business costs being 16 percent below the national average. This low percentage has also interested startup companies to plant roots in the city as well as companies to relocate to the area.

For more news concerning the best cities for young professionals, please visit Forbes.com today.



Fredericksburg man dies after being struck by a car

A pedestrian accident that took place in Fredericksburg, Iowa left one man dead.

A Chrysler Concorde that was being driven by a 17-year-old girl was traveling east on 290th street when she started losing control of the vehicle. The vehicle crossed lanes and ended up on the west side of the street where it came into contact with a pedestrian.

The 56-year-old pedestrian was walking on 290th street when he was struck by the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The Iowa State Patrol did not release the identities of the individuals so as to allow for their families to be notified in private first.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the friends and family of the victim during this difficult time.



Iowa City man killed in pedestrian accident

An Iowa City man was killed in a pedestrian accident after he stepped in front of a semi-truck last week.

According to Iowa State Patrol, the accident occurred on Interstate 380 near North Liberty when he stepped out of  a parked vehicle on the shoulder of the lane and into oncoming traffic.

The truck driver slammed on the brakes and tried to swerve out of the way, but was unable to stop in time. The 55-year-old pedestrian was pronounced dead shortly after. Police are still investigating the accident at this time.

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



ISU student killed in pedestrian accident

A student from Iowa State University was killed after being involved in a pedestrian accident near Jack Trice Stadium after the football game on Saturday.

The 21-year-old junior was walking across South 16th Street around 10 p.m. when he was hit by a 22-year-old student driving westbound down the roadway. The pedestrian was on his way back to his car after the game.

Officials have said that speeding and alcohol were not factors in the crash, but it happened so quickly that the driver did not have time to react.

Pedestrian accidents can cause serious injury to all involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.



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