Motorcyclist facing charges for involvement in fatal accident

Charges were recently filed against a motorcyclist in Des Moines because police suspect he could be liable for a motorcycle accident that resulted in a fatality, an article of Radio Iowa reported on December 13.

According to reports, police apprehended a man on December 12 identified as a 22-year-old Johnston resident. They believe this man was a contributing factor in an October 22 motorcycle accident in Des Moines. Police told reports that the person they arrested was likely racing with another motorcycle rider, identified as a 22-year-old man from Des Moines. The Des Moines man died as a result of his injuries as he was not wearing a helmet when his speeding motorcycle slammed into a sports utility vehicle (SUV).

Investigators later revealed the two motorcyclists were riding side by side moments before the accident happened. The Johnston motorcyclist was later charged with vehicular homicide by reckless driving and vehicular homicide by drag racing.



Fatalities reported in Walmart store crash

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.



Paul Walker’s father sues Porsche for wrongful death

Paul Walker’s father filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche on Nov. 25, claiming that the German automaker failed to install safety features that could have saved his son’s life in the 2013 crash.

According to the wrongful death lawsuit filed by lawyers of Paul Walker III, Porsche failed to incorporate certain “safety features” in the 2005 Carrera GT in which the “Fast and Furious” actor was a passenger. The lawsuit claimed that Walker could have survived the fiery crash on Nov. 30, 2013 if his vehicle had safety features similar to other racing cars. The lawsuit also alleged that the seatbelt restraining Walker and the sidings of the vehicle contributed to the actor’s fatal injuries. Roger Rodas who was driving the Porsche also died in the Los Angeles crash.

Seeking justice in a wrongful death claim is a large endeavor. Accordingly, it is important to retain the help of an experienced legal team. If you are in a similar situation in Iowa, the attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may be able to help you fight for compensation following a devastating accident. Contact our office in Des Moines by calling (877) 327-2600.



Davenport man killed in motorcycle accident

A Davenport resident died on August 11th from injuries he sustained when his motorcycle crashed into a pickup truck, KWQC reported.

Reports said the pickup vs. motorcycle accident happened at the crossway on 3rd Street on Tuesday, August 11. The motorcycle, driven by a 27-year-old male, was hit by a pickup truck that swerved into his lane. The lone operator of the motorcycle was seriously injured in the accident. He was initially taken to a nearby hospital and died at University of Iowa Hospital the following day. The pickup driver, who, according to Davenport Police, was driving while impaired, also sought treatment for non-life threatening injuries. Several portions of the streets were momentarily blocked after the accident took place.

Authorities did not release any information about the driver and stated that they are conducting an investigation.



Drunk driver sentenced to 55 years in jail after deadly accident

A jail sentence of 55 years was given to a man who was recently found guilty of crashing a vehicle last year while intoxicated, resulting in the deaths of two men and injury of one person, KWQC reported on May 21.

The 24-year-old male vehicle driver was found guilty of intoxicated driving in April in regards to the September 28, 2014 accident in which three people in the vehicle he struck were killed. The driver was using excessive speed and had a blood alcohol level two times greater than the allowed limit. Though the lone crash survivor is continuing to recover from his injuries, he stated that he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. In the sentencing, the driver received 25 years each for the two vehicular homicide charges and another five years for inflicting serious injuries to a person.

Aside from great emotional and physical pain, families who lose their loved ones in drunk driving accidents are also left suffering from financial losses. The legal team of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., is dedicated to representing those in this position; find out how we may help you today by calling 877-327-2600.



Motorcyclist killed in Des Moines vehicular crash

A motorcycle rider was recently killed after he became involved in an accident in the Des Moines area, an article of WHO-TV reported on April 14.

According to reports, Des Moines authorities received alerts of an accident involving a motorcycle and another vehicle that occurred in the 4100 Block of Broadway Avenue. The motorcyclist was thrown off his bike after he struck the back portion of the vehicle. A deputy from Polk County, who first responded at around 5:50 p.m., attempted to resuscitate the motorcyclist from Altoona before he was transported to the hospital. The motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries moments later while in the hospital. The female vehicle driver involved in the crash was later cited for failing to yield, as she was pulling out from a driveway in the area and failed to see the motorcycle.

Des Moines authorities believed that the motorcycle accident was not caused by excessive speed or intoxicated driving.



Bruce Jenner spared in deadly vehicular accident

American Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner was recently involved in a deadly vehicular crash in Malibu, California, an article on ESPN reported February 9.

According to reports, the accident happened on February 8 on the Pacific Coast Highway. Authorities revealed that the vehicle containing Jenner struck a vehicle operated by Kim Howe after she rear-ended a Prius. Howe’s vehicle then veered into oncoming traffic and reportedly was struck head-on by a Hummer. Howe, 69, succumbed to her injuries at the crash scene. Though seven people were hospitalized, Jenner did not sustain injuries in the collision. Police are investigating the possibility of cellphone-based distracted driving as a possible cause. Responding police said Jenner cooperated during investigation.

The lawyers of LaMarca Law Group P.C. send their deepest sympathies to the family and friends who are currently suffering in their recent loss.



1 dead, 3 injured in Indianola vehicular accident

One person was killed and three others suffered injuries in a recent vehicular collision that occurred in the Indianola area, The Des Moines Register reported on December 16.

Indianola Police Department identified the fatality as 33-year-old Jimmy Johnson, who was from Des Moines. According to Captain Brian Sher the accident occurred at around 6:00 p.m. of December 15. Johnson reportedly was riding passenger in the backseat of a southbound vehicle on Highway 65 when the car was rear-ended by another vehicle. The drivers of the two vehicles and another passenger were all taken to a hospital due to injuries they sustained in the crash. An investigation is being conducted by the Iowa State Patrol.

The Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., wish for the quick recovery of those injured, and extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends who are suffering from the recent loss of their loved one.



One dead, two injured in Crawford County collision

A Manilla resident was killed and others were injured when two vehicles collided in Crawford County, siouxlandmatters.com reported on November 6.

Iowa State Patrol identified the fatality as 80-year-old James Macumber. Reports said on November 5, Macumber was heading east on Highway 37 near Dunlap when a pickup truck struck his car. Macumber reportedly died on the spot while his passenger, identified as Rosalie Macumber, 76, was airlifted to address her injuries. Authorities identified Bryan Brummer as the man driving the pickup truck. Brummer, 41, also suffered injuries from the crash. Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

All of us at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. would like to extend our sincerest condolences to those grieving in light of this recent and unexpected incident.

LaMarca Law Group, P.C.


Bicyclist killed in Iowa collision

A man riding his bicycle on June 20 was killed after he was struck by a vehicle in northern Iowa, WOWT NBC Omaha reported.

The fatality was identified by the Iowa State Patrol as Shawn Gosch, 47. Gosch was reportedly biking near Manson when a vehicle driven by Eric Meyer, 30, struck him at the back. The bicyclist died at the hospital due to the severe injuries sustained. Another bicyclist identified as Jeffrey Gray, 49, was thrown into a ditch in the course of the accident. He was hospitalized as a result, although his injuries were not severe, and he is expected to make a full recovery. Whether or not Meyer was injured in the accident is not known.

The lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., express their deepest condolences to the family and friends who are suffering during this difficult time.



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