Des Moines police officer causes accident

A 28-year-old Des Moines police officer has been arrested in regards to the second traffic accident he caused while working for the Des Moines Police Department.

On Tuesday around 1 a.m. in the morning, the police officer allegedly crashed his patrol car. He was near the 3800 block of East Ovid Avenue. According to reports, the officer did not call for help until he was three miles away from the scene of the accident, attempting to cover up the crash.

His story did not match the marks on his vehicle, and after an investigation by responding officers, illegal drug paraphernalia was found. The officer was arrested and charged with a traffic offense and drug possession.

If you have been injured in an Iowa car accident, please contact the Iowa car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.



Waterloo police officer injured in car accident

On Sunday afternoon in Waterloo, Iowa, a three-vehicle accident injured a police officer as well as one other person.

The accident occurred near an intersection around 4:45 p.m. and involved a Waterloo squad car. The police officer’s car was marked, and the police officer sustained injuries in the accident. One of the other two drivers was also injured in the collision. The injuries are all believed to be minor.

Details about the cause of the crash have yet to be determined, and police are currently investigating the accident.

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



Teen driving deaths see slight rise in Iowa

Across the country, teen deaths associated with driving have decreased. Unfortunately, in the state of Iowa, the number of teens who die due to car accidents has grown slightly.

In 2010, Iowa received a 49th place ranking out of all the states in regards to the safeness of teen driving. This ranking was given by the US News & World Report. A separate study, conducted by Allstate, found that 32 teenager deaths in Iowa could have been prevented if there were harsher laws associated with teen driving in the state.

Teenagers who operate a motor vehicle with a passenger inside are 50 percent more likely to be involved in a fatal collision. Numerous individuals in Iowa are pushing for stronger laws regarding the age teenagers receive a driver’s license in the state. They believe inexperience causes several of these life-changing accidents.

If you have been involved in a car accident in Iowa, please contact the Iowa car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.



Des Moines car accident severely injures motorcyclist

On Friday night near the intersection of Bloomfield and Meadow Chase Lane in Des Moines, a motor vehicle crashed into a motorcycle, causing severe injuries to the motorcyclist.

The driver of the motor vehicle was traveling south, when he attempted to turn left. During the turn, he slammed head-on into an oncoming motorcyclist, who was northbound. The motorcycle’s headlights were not turned on, and police believe this is why the driver was unaware of it’s presence.

The motorcyclist was also not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, and consequently suffered serious injuries. Doctors do believe that the motorcyclist will be able to recover from his injuries, but he currently still remains hospitalized.

If you have been injured in a car accident in the Des Moines area, please contact the Iowa car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.



Child in critical condition after Des Moines accident

An accident that occurred in Des Moines last Sunday has left a 4-year-old child in critical condition.

A 23-year-old woman was driving with her son and a female passenger when she lost control and drifted into oncoming traffic. Her vehicle struck a car almost directly head-on. The driver and the 21-year-old passenger were both severely injured and taken to the Iowa Methodist Medical Center. The woman’s young son was transported to Blank Children’s Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The driver of the vehicle that was hit was also injured in the accident, but the extent of her injuries are not known. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

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



Snowstorm causes several accidents on I-74

An inch of snow flurries that fell Sunday evening caused numerous crashes to occur on I-74 in Iowa.

A nine car pile-up was the largest of the collisions and took place near the Mississippi River bridge. Police that responded to the scene estimate that 10 people suffered injuries in the accidents. Head, back, and neck injuries were reported, but the severity of those injuries were unclear.

Numerous other car accidents happened all over the lanes of Interstate 74. Police were responding to different collision sites until around 9:30 p.m., when the calls began to slow in number. Coincidentally, that is when the snowstorm stopped as well. Police are urging Iowa drivers to proceed with caution in the coming days due to winter weather advisories in different areas.

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



Des Moines ranks second on Forbes list for best jobs

The Iowa car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. have learned that Des Moines, Iowa has ranked second on the Forbe’s list of the Best Cities for New Jobs in the United States.

The unemployment rate is one of the main reasons why Des Moines was ranked so highly on this list. Since the economic recession, the city of Des Moines has had a steady 6 percent unemployment rate. The national unemployment rate average is 8.3 percent, so Des Moines has more gainfully employed residents than other cities across the country.

A survey estimated that by 2016, employment in the Des Moines area will go up by 8.6 percent, increasing from 36,000 jobs to 461,000 jobs. This rise in available jobs means that the city will be a desirable location for young professionals looking to start their careers.

To view the rest of the cities that were ranked on the Forbes list, please visit www.forbes.com today.



Iowa State Patrol urging drivers to slow down on roadways

Across the state of Iowa, winter weather has been behind numerous accidents. The snow pile-up combined with distracted drivers has led to serious injuries in several cities.

Iowa State Patrol are urging drivers to slow down on roadways, and proceed with caution while this harsh weather continues in the state. They said that the conditions are slowly starting to improve, and that salt is being laid on the roads for better traction, but it is also up to the drivers to ensure safety on the roads.

There is a large chance for freezing rain, and work crews will be ready to treat the roads again. There were multiple car pile-ups in Des Moines on Interstate 80 due to the weather as well.

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



Two family members dead after Casey car accident

A car accident that took place in Casey, Iowa on Sunday afternoon has left a mother and her daughter dead.

The crash occurred near Interstate 80 when the vehicle the two women were traveling in crossed onto the highway median. The car then flipped over completely and slid onto the Middle River. The 58-year-old woman and her 38-year-old daughter were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle was declared to be the 58-year-old woman’s husband and he was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. An investigation is still being conducted to determine the cause of the fatal accident.

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



Iowa car accident kills two

A car accident that took place in Marshalltown, Iowa on Friday evening claimed the lives of two people.

A 46-year-old Des Moines man drove through a stop sign and hit a crossing car. That car was driven by a 58-year-old woman whose grandson was a passenger in the car. The woman died at the scene of the accident and the Des Moines man succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.

The 8-year-old boy that was a passenger in the vehicle was not injured in the traumatic car accident. An investigation into the accident is still ongoing.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ family and friends during this time.



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