2 people injured in Ireton car accident

At least two people sustained injuries near Ireton after the car they were traveling in was involved in an accident, siouxcityjournal.com reported on Tuesday, April 22.

According to reports, the accident occurred around 4:00 p.m. on April 19 when an eastbound vehicle on 420th Street went through the median lane. A 60-year-old woman driving a vehicle in the opposite direction ended up in a ditch as a result of swerving to avoid a collision. Two occupants in the woman’s vehicle were injured in the incident. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help them identify the driver of the vehicle that caused the crash.

Victims of reckless drivers often suffer from serious injuries and great financial loss. However, if you have been the victim of a reckless driver anywhere in Iowa, the lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may be able to help you recover compensation for your losses through legal action. Learn more about your legal options today by calling 877-327-2600.



The facts about distracted driving

Distracted driving causes thousands of fatalities each year in the United States, and can be caused by several activities that make a driver lose focus of the primary task at hand, driving.

The U.S. Department of Transportation declared April as National Distracted Driving Month. Different activities that are classified as distractions can include: texting on a cellphone, talking on a cellphone, dealing with the radio, talking to people inside the same vehicle, and eating while driving.

These distractions can lead to fatal car accidents. In 2009, distracted drivers accounted for 5,474 fatalities and 448,000 injuries nationwide. That same year, 20 percent of all car accidents were caused by distracted driving, and 16 percent of those accidents included a fatality.

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



Woman pleads guilty in reckless driving case

A woman has plead guilty to charges associated with an accident that occurred on May 31 in Waterloo.

The incident occurred when the woman’s car allegedly went over a curb and struck a baby stroller. Police have said that the 22-year-old woman was in a physical altercation with a group of people when she got into her car and drove toward them.

She allegedly drove up the curb multiple times and then left the scene after she hit the baby stroller. The child was taken to the hospital for observation, but did not receive serious injury. She has plead guilty to going armed with intent, leave the scene of an accident, reckless driving, and driving with a suspended license.



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.



Driver charged with vehicular manslaughter after crash

The driver involved in a crash that killed a Cedar Rapids teenager has had criminal charges filed against him.

The 17-year-old driver was charged with two-counts of vehicular homicide after the fatal crash that occurred on Nov. 8. One count alleges that the teen unintentionally killed the teen by driving under the influence and the other count states that he caused the fatal accident by driving recklessly.

A hearing for the teen was scheduled for Dec.9, but information about this was not released. Also, few details about what factors lead to the crash have been discovered.

Driving recklessly can not put you in harm’s way, but also others on the roadway. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim during this difficult time.



Two injured after their car slams into Lowe's delivery truck

Two people were injured Monday night after their vehicle collided with a Lowe’s truck at a BP gas station in Davenport.

Witnesses to the accident said that the car was swerving to avoid a stopped car in front of them when the went into a ditch and then across a parking lot before colliding with a Lowe’s truck.

The driver of this vehicle and the man in the Lowe’s delivery truck were both transported to the hospital in order to be treated for their injuries. The investigation into the accident is currently underway and the condition of the two people as of now is unknown.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a reckless driver, contact the Iowa reckless driving lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today by calling 877-327-2600.



Texting while driving banned in Iowa

Starting July 1, texting while driving is now against the law. Although the law has gone into effect, drivers will have a year before fines will be given to people who are caught texting while driving.

After the year period, there will be a $30 fine for people who are found breaking the law. This law bans anyone under 18 to use any electronic device while driving, including IPods and any cell phone use. Adults may talk on the phone, but texting is not allowed.

Also, a person can not be pulled over for texting, it must be a secondary reason. If a person is pulled over for speeding or another driving infraction,and if the police officer can prove that he or she was texting, a citation can be given.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a reckless driving accident, contact the Iowa reckless driving accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600.



Iowa fugitive leads police on two hour chase

A 33-year-old male fugitive led police on a two hour chase but is now in custody and facing more charges. A warrant was put on the man’s arrest on June 14 for burglary.

The man went to a person’s house and police received a tip that he was there. Police arrived at the house and the man ran through trees to a vehicle, the office then called for additional police officers to back him up.

The fugitive drove around until eventually getting back on foot and hiding from police. Officials found him lying in grass. The man is now facing additional charges of reckless driving and, interference with official acts and operating an ATV on a highway.

If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s reckless driving, contact the Iowa reckless driving accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600.



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