Watch for Winter Driving Conditions - Fatal Accidents on Iowa’s Highways for November 16, 2012
Follow the links to view your report. I normally post these reports in the news section of our site, but with the winter coming we all need to be reminded to slow down and maintain a better lookout for ice and slicker roads. In the morning at about 4:00 A.M. in the distance I can hear the different sound that hard cold rubber tires make on the I-35 asphalt. It's a different sound than when the asphalt is warmed by the summer sun. It's a harder sound that travels further and with the leaves now pretty much off the trees it easily makes its way to my home. So let us all keep this in mind when driving to and from work, the grocery store and the malls. [Image is of Mackenzie Tubridy, teen driver from Oregon, Wisconsin showing us what not to do.]
A crash occurred in Benton County on November 16, 2012
SINGLE CAR ACCIDENT ON I-380 – UNDERTERMINED CAUSES - VEHICLE ONE WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND ON I-380 AT THE 47 MILE MARKER, VEHICLE ONE LEFT ROADWAY INTO THE WEST DITCH STRIKING THE CONCRETE BRIDGE PILLAR, DRIVER WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED AT THE SCENE, CRASH REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE IOWA STATE PATROL
A crash occurred in Clayton County on November 11, 2012
TWO-CAR HEAD-ON COLLISION – IVERSON VS SIMON – TRAVELING LEFT OF CENTER - VEH 1 WAS TRAVELING SOUTH ON HWY 52 VEHICLE 2 WAS TRAVELING NORTH VEHICLE 1 CROSSED THE CENTERLINE AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 HEAD ON DRIVER OF VEHICLE 1 WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT SCENE COLLISION TOOK PLACE ON NORTH EDGE OF GARNAVILLO CITY LIMITS IN A 45 MPH ZONE DRIVER OF VEHICLE 2 WAS TRANSPORTED TO GUTTENBERG HOSPITAL AND THEN TAKEN TO UIHC IN IOWA CITY TWO OTHER PASSENGERS IN VEHICLE 2 WERE TREATED FOR INJURIES AT GUTTENBERG HOSPITAL
A crash occurred in Woodbury County on November 12, 2012
SEMI-TRUCK – OTR TRUCKER – WORKERS COMPENSATIONAL FOR DEATH BENEFITS – MR. ANTHONY – WELLS DAIRY INC – LEMARS, IOWA - UNIT 1 WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON 280TH STREET EAST OF THE INTERSECTION AT DALLAS AVENUE IN WOODBURY COUNTY. UNIT 1 FAILED TO FOLLOW A CURVE IN THE ROADWAY. THE VEHICLE LEFT THE TRAVELED PORTION OF THE ROADWAY AND ENTERED THE WEST DITCH. UNIT 1 CAME TO REST ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE WITH THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT SEVERELY DAMAGED. THE DRIVER WAS EXTRICATED FROM THE VEHICLE AND TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE LATER PASSED AWAY FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED IN THE ACCIDENT.
A crash occurred in Plymouth County on November 10, 2012
PLYMOUTH COUNTY – POLK AVENUE – HIGH RATE OF SPEED – YOUNG DRIVER – PASSENGER – GERRIETTS, GERRIETTS AND RENKEN AS PASSENGERS – ROLLOVER ACCIDENT - AND UNIT ONE WAS SOUTHBOUND ON POLK AVENUE AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED AND LOST CONTROL. THE VEHICLE ROLLED SEVERAL TIMES AND THE DRIVER WAS EJECTED.
A crash occurred in Lucas County on November 8, 2012
MOTORCYCLE AND A CAR – BROWN VS ROUSH – LOOKOUT – YIELDING THE RIGHT OF WAY - UNIT #1 WAS STOPPED ON THE NORTHBOUND SHOULDER OF HIGHWAY 14 AND ATTEMPTED TO CROSS THE HIGHWAY WHEN IT WAS STRUCK BY UNIT #2 WHICH WAS NORTHBOUND ON HIGHWAY 14.
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