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Full Report on Worth County Accident – Consider Investing in Video Evidence


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8/2/2012
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This isn’t going to be pleasant for anyone involved. My guess is everyone likes each other and if there was ever a collision to call “just an accident” this is it. Insurance claims will be involved but no one will get angry, upset or find anything to be angry with the driver about. Many times we lawyers find out clients angry and upset with the mistakes made by the drivers, but this isn’t one of those cases. These are a group of friends out for a group activity, probably excited to be on their way and the driver made a simple mistake.

This reminds me of a case I had back in the 1980’s, but that case turned all eyes away from the driver when the investigation showed trees had hidden the traffic light. The driver was not the one at fault, the City was. Was there a reason why the driver didn’t see the stop sign? Only an investigation can answer that question, but it would be a worthwhile investment for someone to drive the route with a video camera rolling so that if questions later arise everyone will have some evidence to review.

Crash Information


 

U
N
I
T

1

Driver's Name - Last
STREETS

First
NICOLE

Middle
LYNN

Suffix

City
MASON CITY

State
IA - Iowa, US

Zip
50401

Driver's Age
22

Citation Charge Code 1

Citation Charge 1

Gender
Female

State
IA - Iowa, US

Class
C - Non-commercial vehicle or commercial Veh w/26000 GVWR or less & either 16 Pass Design or Hazmat

Endorsements
None

Restrictions

B - Cor Lenses

Citation Charge Code 2

Citation Charge 2

Alcohol Test Given?
3 - Urine

Drug Test Given?
3 - Urine

Citation Charge Code 3

Citation Charge 3

Citation Charge Code 4

Citation Charge 4

Seating Position
01 - Front: Left Side / Motorcycle Driver

Injury Status
3 - Non-incapacitating

Occupant Protection
2 - Shoulder and lap belt used

Airbag Deployment
1 - Deployed front of person

Airbag Switch Status
1 - Switch in ON position

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Transported by:

Insurance Co. Name

Year
2006

Make
Dodge - DODG

Model
CARAVAN

Style
SXT

Approximate Cost to Repair or Replace
20000

Initial Travel Direction
3 - South

Vehicle Action
01 - Movement essentially straight

Speed Limit
55

Point of Initial Impact
04 - Right Rear

Most Damaged Area
04 - Right Rear

Extent of Damage
5 - Severe, vehicle totaled

Underride/Override
1 - None

Total Occupants
7

Traffic Controls
04 - Stop signs

Vehicle Config.
03 - Van or mini-van

Cargo Body Type
01 - Not applicable

Vehicle Defect
01 - None

Driver Condition
1 - Apparently normal

Vision Obscured
01 - Not obscured

Contributing Circumstances, Driver (up to 2)

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

First Event
22 - Vehicle in/from other roadway

Second Event
03 - Ran off road, left

Third Event

Fourth Event

Most Harmful Event (by vehicle)
22 - Vehicle in/from other roadway

Emergency Vehicle Type
1 - Not applicable

Emergency Status
3 - Not Applicable

Carrier Name

City

State

Zip

Number of Axles

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

Placard #

Hazardous Materials Released?

L
O
C
A
T
I
O
N

Date of Accident
7/10/2012

Time of Accident 
09:30 AM

County
Worth - 98

Accident occurred within corporate limits of (city)

Law Enforcement Case Number:
2012038386

Literal Description 
HWY 9 AND CO HWY S-28 /(WHEELERWOOD RD)

Legal Intervention?
No

Private Property?
No

X-Coordinate:
470853.2

Y-Coordinate
4792471.

U
N
I
T

2

Driver's Name - Last
BRODERSEN

First
STEVEN

Middle
JON

Suffix

City
MANLY

State
IA - Iowa, US

Zip
50456

Driver's Age
59

Citation Charge Code 1

Citation Charge 1

Gender
Male

State
IA - Iowa, US

Class
D - Chauffeur

Endorsements
1 - Trk - Trctr Semi-Trailer Comb

Restrictions

B - Cor Lenses

Citation Charge Code 2

Citation Charge 2

Alcohol Test Given?
1 - None

Drug Test Given?
1 - None

Citation Charge Code 3

Citation Charge 3

Citation Charge Code 4

Citation Charge 4

Seating Position
01 - Front: Left Side / Motorcycle Driver

Injury Status
3 - Non-incapacitating

Occupant Protection
2 - Shoulder and lap belt used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:

Transported by:

Insurance Co. Name
STEVEN JON BRODERSEN

Year
2002

Make

Model
AT9500

Style
TT

Approximate Cost to Repair or Replace
50000

Initial Travel Direction
2 - East

Vehicle Action
01 - Movement essentially straight

Speed Limit
55

Point of Initial Impact
01 - Front

Most Damaged Area
01 - Front

Extent of Damage
5 - Severe, vehicle totaled

Underride/Override
1 - None

Total Occupants
1

Traffic Controls
01 - No controls present

Vehicle Config.
09 - Tractor/semi-trailer

Cargo Body Type
09 - Other truck cargo type (explain in narrative)

Vehicle Defect
01 - None

Driver Condition
1 - Apparently normal

Vision Obscured
01 - Not obscured

Contributing Circumstances, Driver (up to 2)

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

First Event
22 - Vehicle in/from other roadway

Second Event
01 - Ran off road, right

Third Event

Fourth Event

Most Harmful Event (by vehicle)
22 - Vehicle in/from other roadway

Emergency Vehicle Type
1 - Not applicable

Emergency Status
3 - Not Applicable

Carrier Name
STEVEN JON BRODERSEN

City
MANLY

State
IA - Iowa, US

Zip
50456

Number of Axles
5

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
64000

Placard #

Hazardous Materials Released?

ACCIDENT ENVIRONMENT

ROADWAY CHARACTERISTICS
Major Contributing Circumstances:

WORKZONE RELATED?

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

Location of First Harmful Event
1 - On Roadway

Weather Conditions (up to two)
02 - Partly cloudy

Environment
1 - None apparent

Location

First Harmful Event of Crash (use codes 11-42 only)
22 - Vehicle in/from other roadway

Manner of Crash/Collision
5 - Broadside

Roadway
01 - None apparent

Type

Light Conditions
1 - Daylight

Surface Conditions
1

Type of Roadway Junction/Feature
11 - Four-way intersection

Workers Present?

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
STEHN

First
CASSIDY

Middle
LEIGH

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age
9

Sex
Female

Unit No.
1

Seating Position
09 - Rear: Right Side

Injury Status
1 - Fatal

Occupant Protection
2 - Shoulder and lap belt used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
3 - Totally ejected

Ejection Path
5 - Through back window/tailgate

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
MERCY M.C.

Transported by:

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
RIEDINGER

First
HANA

Middle

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age
12

Sex
Female

Unit No.
1

Seating Position
08 - Rear: Center

Injury Status
1 - Fatal

Occupant Protection
2 - Shoulder and lap belt used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
2 - Partially ejected

Ejection Path
3 - Through side window/door

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
MERCY M.C.

Transported by:

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
BRUCE

First
DESTINY

Middle

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age
10

Sex
Female

Unit No.
01

Seating Position
07 - Rear: Left Side

Injury Status
2 - Incapacitating

Occupant Protection
2 - Shoulder and lap belt used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
3 - Totally ejected

Ejection Path
5 - Through back window/tailgate

Trapped
9 - Unknown

Transported to:
MASON CITY/ROCHESTER

Transported by:
AIR MED

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
PETZNICK

First
MAEGHAN

Middle

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age
10

Sex
Female

Unit No.
01

Seating Position
06 - Center: Right Side

Injury Status
3 - Non-incapacitating

Occupant Protection
2 - Shoulder and lap belt used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path
1 - Not ejected/not applicable

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
MERCY M.C.

Transported by:

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

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P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
SCHAEFER

First
HAILEY

Middle

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age
11

Sex
Female

Unit No.
1

Seating Position
04 - Center: Left Side / Motorcycle Passenger

Injury Status
3 - Non-incapacitating

Occupant Protection
2 - Shoulder and lap belt used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present



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