Two people are in critical condition after being involved in a high-speed crash in Des Moines.
According to police, an 18-year-old man was speeding away from a gas station after not paying for $50 of gas when he collided with another vehicle. The man reached a speed of 100 mph before the collision occurred.
The driver of the second car and a passenger in the 18-year-old’s car are both in critical condition at this time. A 16-year-old that was a passenger in the first car was killed as a result of the crash. The driver is being held in the county jail.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.
The Iowa City Council is considering traffic cameras to be installed at traffic lights so that it can catch speeders and people who run red lights.
The city council will now gather more information on the topic to see how much they will cost to install and who would operate them. The police chief spoke to the council in order to explain that the traffic cameras can bring additional safety benefits to the residents of the city.
He also spoke about other cities in the area who have installed these cameras and have not only seen a reduction in speeding but a change in driving behavior.
Speeding can be a dangerous habit that can cause serious accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in speeding accident, contact the Iowa speeding accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.
The driver of a car that was involved in an accident that caused the death of a passenger, has been charged with two violations in connection with the accident.
The 17-year-old driver of the car was charged with speeding and failure to maintain control of the accident. A 16-year-old passenger was killed due to injuries that were sustained in the crash. Charges were filed in connection with the October 27 accident after the Iowa State Patrol finished their investigation.
Speeding cars can cause serious accidents because it makes it very difficult to keep control of the car. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim in the crash.
Radar-enabled traffic cameras may be added to more city streets and even interstates in order to reduce the amount of drivers that speed.
Currently, Iowa is one of 10 states and the District of Columbia, that are using the cameras to catch speeders and mail them a citation. These cameras do not come without controversy. Some people think that the government only installs the cameras as a way to raise revenue.
Others feel that the pictures are against their civil rights because the cameras can not accurately tell who is driving. Fifteen states have banned the cameras. In Iowa, three more cameras will be installed on a busy section of I-380 and Des Moines is planning to install cameras on Interstate 235 as well.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a speeding car accident, contact the Iowa speeding car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.