At least two Walmart employees and a shopper succumbed to injuries after a vehicle rammed through the store’s facade in the southeast portion of Iowa, a December 2 article of CBS News reported.
On December 1, a 66-year-old driver struck the glass facade of a Walmart store in Pella. The vehicle reportedly got inside the store’s grocery area and came to a halt after crashing into a produce display. Witnesses told reports that the vehicle was traveling at an excessive rate of speed when the accident happened. Two Walmart employees, identified as a 29-year-old and a 31-year-old, and a 76-year-old shopper were killed.
The vehicle driver involved and another shopper were both injured in the incident. Responding authorities told reports that it would take them time to determine the factors in the crash because they are still waiting for the driver’s toxicology report. As of reporting, charges have not been filed against the driver, but an officer said that anything could happen.
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.
Four inmates inside a jail transport vehicle suffered injuries after the vehicle they were riding in collided with a truck in Des Moines, an October 26 report of KCCI 8 stated.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, police were notified that a county jail transport van had a collision with a truck at 1985 NE 51st Place near the Polk County Jail at 2:30 p.m. The collision reportedly happened as the jail van containing 11 people, including nine inmates, was about to enter the jail facility while the truck pulled out of the jail premises. Four inmates were brought to a nearby hospital due to minor injuries they sustained. Rescue and fire crews from other departments and state patrol personnel also provided assistance to local authorities after the incident. Authorities are still trying to determine the cause of the crash.
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A driver with previous DUI offenses in Iowa is facing a 12-year prison sentence after causing an accident that left a female driver disabled, an article of WQAD 8 reported on October 19.
In a court hearing, the woman, who is in a wheelchair, recounted the details of what happened when the defendant from Quad City struck her vehicle last year. The collision reportedly occurred after the defendant went into the wrong lane in Moline. The plaintiff said she was angry about what happened to her because she needs to depend on other people to function now. Aside from the multiple physical injuries she sustained, reports revealed that the woman is about to lose her health insurance because she lost her job. She has already spent $500,000 for treatment. The defendant expressed his apology to the victim.
All too often, drunk driving accident victims are left with incapacitating injuries and great financial burdens. An Iowa auto accident lawyer at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may be able to work for you. Call our offices today at (877) 327-2600 to find out how we may be able to help you recover from your loss.
Thousands of motorcycles manufactured by Ducati are covered by a recall in the U.S. due to an issue that could cause the motorcycle to stall while in use, an October 7 article of Motorcycle.com stated.
According to reports, at least 1,433 new models of “XDiavel” motorcycles have a retaining nut in the final drive pulley that is not properly installed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration learned the problem could result in power loss in the motorcycle’s rear wheel. Ducati and the NHTSA were informed of 13 complaints in July and in August before issuing the recall. Ducati will address the problem by replacing the nuts and installing them with proper tightness.
When motorcycles malfunction during operation, riders are at high risk of sustaining injuries that could leave them permanently disabled. However, if this happens to you, a lawyer may be able to help you obtain the financial assistance you need to sustain your living by pursuing damage claims against negligent parties. Speak with an attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa today by calling (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.
One person was killed in Mason City after a car and a motorcycle had a collision, a June 17 article of Globe Gazette reported.
According to the information provided by Mason City Police, a 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster and a 2005 Toyota Corolla had a collision at the intersection of Eighth Street Northwest and Pierce Avenue. The motorcycle operator, identified as a 51-year-old male, was heading north on Pierce Avenue when he collided with the vehicle, driven by a 74-year-old woman who had turned left on Pierce Ave. from Eighth Street.
The motorcyclist was later pronounced dead after being treated at a hospital, while the woman received medical attention at the crash scene and was later discharged. Traffic flow along Pierce Avenue was interrupted while responding Mason City personnel worked on the crash scene. Police reported that they are still investigating the fatal incident.
A driver awaiting trial in connection to a November drunk driving accident that killed two people in Des Moines was recently apprehended for an OWI, a June 17 article of Radio Iowa stated.
A sheriff in Lucas County told reports that a 53-year-old woman on Friday, June 10 was apprehended by deputies in a traffic stop in Chariton. Authorities administered the Des Moines woman a preliminary breath test and discovered that her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.112 percent. The same apprehended woman is facing charges due to her involvement in a November 17 crash that killed a 59-year-old man and a 60-year-old man. The woman was believed to be driving while under the influence of intoxicants when that accident took place as well. The arrested woman is scheduled for a court hearing on September 12.
The attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., represent Iowa families whose loved ones are killed in drunk driving accidents. We strongly believe that negligent parties should fairly compensate their victims to help them recover. Call us at (877) 327-2600 to learn how we may be able to work for you.
A motorcyclist recently sustained serious injuries after he was involved in an accident in Altoona, an article of The Des Moines Register reported on June 6.
According to police reports, a motorcycle and pickup truck collided at 14th Street Southeast and Eighth Street Southeast on June 3. The collision reportedly occurred after 51-year-old motorcyclist Wayne Patterson was heading west on Eighth Street and struck the truck coming from 14th Street. The collision caused Patterson to be ejected from his bike. Police confirmed the motorcyclist was hospitalized with serious injuries. Police later learned that the pickup driver, who fled the scene of the accident, failed to yield to Patterson before the collision took place. As of reporting, Altoona Police were looking for a man whose vehicle might have some significant damages from the crash.
Motorcycle riders are at a high risk of sustaining serious injuries when involved in a car accident. If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, enlisting the help of an attorney is an important step toward receiving the compensation you need for recovery. Call the Iowa attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.
Fatalities related to drunk driving on Iowa roads increased last year, but fewer drivers are having their licenses revoked.
Last year, there were 123 deaths related to drunk driving recorded in the state, an increase from the 110 fatalities recorded in 2014. Despite the mild surge in fatalities last year, the number of licenses revoked has dropped by hundreds since 2014. An official speaking for Mason City Crime Prevention stated that there are some drivers who are bad drivers even when their blood alcohol level is well below the .08 percent limit. The Crime Prevention Coordinator elaborated that it is important for individuals who are planning to drink to have a designated driver even if they are only planning to have a few drinks.
The car accident lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., represent people who have been victims of drunk driving accidents in Iowa. If you have been in such an accident, we may be able to help you pursue damage claims against negligent drivers. Find out what we can do for you by calling (877) 327-2600.
An Iowa college football player was recently arrested after he was suspected of driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. On Sunday, February 14, Iowa City police reported that defensive back player Omar Truitt was stopped at the intersection of Linn Street and Iowa Avenue at around 12:38 a.m.
Because of inclement weather, the officers were unable to conduct intoxication tests at the intersection and Truitt was transported to the Iowa City Police Department where his blood alcohol content could be tested. Police issued a citation to Truitt after blood tests revealed a BAC level of 0.091 percent. Athletic officials in Iowa stated that they are working on gathering more information regarding the incident.
The lawyers at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. know just how much damage a drunk driver can cause. We work on behalf of victims to hold these negligent and reckless individuals accountable for their actions. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to discuss the specifics of your situation.
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