1 dead in 2 separate semi-truck collisions in Iowa

State authorities in Iowa recently responded to two separate incidents involving vehicular collisions and a fatality that happened in the same place and on the same day, an article of KCRG reported on November 2.

Information coming from the Iowa State Patrol revealed the two accidents took place on October 31 along Interstate 380. The first collision happened around 1:00 p.m. and involved a semi-truck and a minivan. The semi struck the minivan from behind. Both vehicles came to a stop on the grassy median lane. Authorities confirmed the minivan driver was pronounced dead at the crash scene.

Around 2:45 p.m. on the same day, another collision between two vehicles happened not far from the first accident scene. Responders reported that the second accident was also a rear-end collision. One of the two drivers were transported to a nearby hospital due to injuries sustained that were not life-threatening. Authorities are still investigating the two incidents.



Traffic camera captures Iowa semi-truck collision

An accident involving a semi-truck in West Des Moines that hampered traffic flow was recorded on a Department of Transportation (DOT) camera, an article of KCCI 8 reported on September 19.

According to reports, the accident happened in the vicinity of West Mixmaster, just after the westbound exit of Interstate 80. In a video posted by the Iowa DOT on their official Twitter account, the semi was seen preventing a collision from a vehicle in front of it. Though no one suffered injuries, the Iowa DOT reminded motorists that secondary collisions oftentimes are more serious than the initial collision. Authorities did not release further details about the semi-truck accident.

The lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. understand that accidents involving semi-trucks are catastrophic, leaving many families suffering from a great financial loss. However, if you were in a serious accident, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to pursue damage claims against negligent companies. Find out how we can help you recover your loss today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Three hospitalized in Indianola mishap involving a semi and a school bus

At least three persons, two of which were students, were hospitalized due to injuries they sustained in a recent accident in Indianola involving a school bus and a semi truck hauling chemical, an article in the Des Moines Register reported on September 2.

Reports said at around 4:00 p.m. on September 1, a westbound semi truck hauling calcium chloride struck the side of a northbound school bus at the intersection of Highway 92 and 90th Avenue. Information coming from the Warren County Sheriff’s Department revealed that the collision happened after the bus left a stop sign before the roadway was clear. The two students and the bus driver sustained minor injuries resulting in their transport to a hospital. The semi truck driver, though injured, did not seek hospitalization. All the identities of the persons involved in the crash were withheld by authorities.

Unfortunately, many victims of such mishaps are left permanently disabled. If this has happened to you or a loved one, enlisting a skilled personal injury attorney is crucial if you’re looking for financial assistance. Discuss your situation with an attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Man killed in I-35 semi-truck accident

A 58-year-old man was killed from injuries sustained in a semi-truck accident on Interstate 35 in Polk County.

According to Iowa State Patrol, the accident occurred just north of Des Moines at 11:30 p.m. when the man was driving the truck, lost control and veered off the side of the road.

The vehicle then came to a stop after hitting wire safety guard on the side of the road. He was taken to Mercy Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. Further details on the accident are under investigation at this time.

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



Three killed in Iowa semi accident

The lives of three people were taken in an accident that involved two trucks and a van in Wayne County.

According to Iowa State Patrol, the accident occurred at 8 a.m. on Highway 2 when a 59-year-old man was heading eastbound on the highway and his truck crossed the center line crashing into two westbound vehicles.

The man’s truck caught fire along with the another one of the vehicles. All three drivers were killed in the accident.

Truck accidents can cause serious injury, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victims.



Sioux City man killed in truck accident

A man from Sioux City was killed in a truck accident near Calhoun County on August 5.

The man was driving a tanker truck southbound when failed to stop at a stop sign at a T-intersection. He attempted to make a right turn, but his truck did not make it and it fell into a ditch and landed on its roof. The 44-year-old man was later pronounced dead of injuries that were sustained in the accident.

Truck accidents can change the lives of many people, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim in the accident.



Woman cited for three-vehicle accident in Iowa

A 24-year-old woman has been cited for causing a three-vehicle accident on Highway 75 in Sioux City.

The woman was driving on Highway 75 when she rear-ended a pickup truck in front of her. This impact than caused the truck to hit a semi-truck that was waiting to make a turn in front of the pickup.

The woman broke her leg in the accident and was transported to the hospital to be treated for her injuries. There were also a few other minor injuries suffered by people in the accident. Both truck in the collision were severely damaged.

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



Iowa man killed in truck driving accident

An Iowa truck driver was killed in a semi-truck accident in Washington after the truck he was driving overturned.

The 55-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The man was traveling eastbound on State Route 24 when he failed to negotiate a curve correctly which caused the vehicle to overturn.

The truck stopped on top of a guardrail. The road was closed for an hour while emergency crews worked to get the semi-truck to an upright position.

Semi-truck accidents can happen unexpectedly and can have life-changing effects on all involved. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim in the accident.



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