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.

4 inmates in Iowa hurt in truck accident

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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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.

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32 people injured in several I-80 accidents in Iowa

At least 32 people in Iowa suffered injuries in a recent string of accidents that involved several vehicles, including a semitrailer truck, a May 9 article of The Des Moines Register reported.

According to reports, on May 8 several vehicular accidents happened in traffic on Interstate Highway 80. A particularly damaging one involved six vehicles. A truck operator who witnessed a series of collisions involving another semi-truck believed that the truck driver who caused the crash failed to step on the brakes. The truck apparently went up in flames and other vehicles, including trucks and a bus, were damaged. The 32 injured people were transported to different hospitals; one of them was airlifted. Despite all of the accidents and injuries, authorities reported that no one was killed.

The lawyers at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., understand that many people face extended recovery time and emotional trauma after a serious accident. If you have experienced an accident through no fault of your own in Iowa, our legal team may help you pursue financial compensation to cover any damages you sustained. Call us today at 877-327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.

Commercial trucks often exceed tire limitations on highways

An investigation recently revealed that most tractor-trailer trucks are exceeding their tire capacity limits while driving on highways, which may be a factor in truck accidents, chron.com reported on March 31.

According to the investigation conducted by the Associated Press, many tractor-trailer operators in most states tend to exceed the 75 mph speed limit, whether that is because they are speeding or because the legal speed limit allows it. The majority of truck tires reportedly are designed to consistently handle no more than 75 mph. Truck tire blowouts may occur because of this limitation, and that has resulted in over 200 fatal accidents in recent years.

More than 14,000 deadly accidents on U.S. Highways involved buses and trucks, which killed nearly 16,000 people, federal auto safety data reported.

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2 hospitalized in Iowa semi-trailer collision

Two semi-trailer truck drivers sustained injuries in an accident that happened on a highway in Iowa, KCRG reported on December 29.

Reports said the Iowa Department of Transportation and other personnel from nearby locations responded to a crash between two trucks on Highway 13 at around 2:00 a.m. Authorities stated that truck driver identified as 63-year-old Joe Lomax struck the back portion of another truck operated by Debra Kiser, 62. Lomax reportedly did not see Kiser moving on the side when the collision occurred. Both drivers were believed to only have sustained non-life threatening injuries when they were taken to the hospital. A part of Highway 13 was momentarily closed to traffic after the collision.

The personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., understand that many Iowa people suffer incapacitating or fatal injuries from truck accidents. However, compensations may possibly be entitled to you if reckless drivers were responsible for your suffering. Contact us today at 877-327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.

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