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Iowa State Patrol Personal Injury Reports for Monday, June 13, 2011.

Iowa State Patrol Injury Reports - Interstate Highway - for Monday, June 13, 2011.

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Higher speeds don’t seem to matter to distracted drivers, they won’t put down the cell phone and like drunken drivers they are causing more serious accidents. On I-80, I-35, I-235, I-29 and I-380, just to name the major intestate highways in Iowa, we have more accidents than we otherwise would have for these reasons. So buckle up while you read and if you need some advice after having an car or truck or motorcycle accident on Iowa’s interstate highways, give me a call. 515-222-1110.

A crash occurred in Linn County on June 11, 2011

VEHICLE ONE [Joshua Mangrich, Hudson, Iowa] WAS TRAVELING SOUTH BOUND ON I-380 IN THE OUTSIDE LANE AT THE 40 MILE MARKER WHEN A DEER ENTERED THE ROADWAY FROM
THE SOUTH DITCH, THE DRIVER OF VEHICLE ONE SWERVED TO AVOID STRIKING THE DEER AND LOST CONTROL WHERE IT ENTERED THE MEDIAN STRIKING THE EMBANKMENT AND BEGAN TO ROLL, THE VEHICLE CAME TO A REST IN THE NORTH BOUND DITCH ON ITS SIDE

A crash occurred in Story County on June 6, 2011

VEHICLE #1 [Donald Olsthoorn, Fort Dodge, Iowa] WAS GOING NORTH IN THE INSIDE LANE OF INTERSTATE 35 WHEN IT MADE A LANE CHANGE INTO THE SIDE OF VEHICLE #2 [Bryce Coburn, Radcliffe, Iowa] WHICH WAS ALSO GOING NORTH. DRIVER #1 STATED THAT HE WAS ASLEEP WHEN THE LANE CHANGE OCCURRED. According to the ISP report Olsthoorn was cited for improper use of lanes under 321.306 and having no insurance.

A crash occurred in Harrison County on June 6, 2011

Vehicle #1 was traveling northbound on I-29 when the driver lost control on his vehicle. The vehicle went into the center median where it hit a wire guardrail. The vehicle had damage all the way down the driver's side from the guardrail. There were no injuries sustained and the vehicle was privately towed. Dot was notified of the damage to the guardrail.

A crash occurred in Pottawattamie County on June 6, 2011

VEHICLE #1 WAS TRAVELING EAST ON INTERSTATE 80 WHEN THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE BLEW OUT. THE DRIVER THEN LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. VEHICLE #1 WENT OVER THE EMBANKMENT INTO THE SOUTH DITCH AND THEN ROLLED ONTO ITS LEFT SIDE. VEHICLE #1 WAS A CHARTER BUS TRANSPORTING APPROXIMATELY 39 PEOPLE. MANY WERE TREATED AT THE SCENE AND THEN TAKEN TO AREA HOSPITALS BY LOCAL RESCUE DEPARTMENTS. THE DRIVER WAS FLOWN TO CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY BY LIFE NET WITH NON LIFE THREATENING INJURIES. ALL THE OCCUPANTS WERE CHECKED OUT AT LOCAL HOSPITALS AND RELEASED. VEHICLE # 1 HAD NO LICENSE PLATES BUT A TEMPORARY REGISTRATION TAG. NOTE: DUE TO THE NUMBER OF INJURED INVOLVED AND THE NUMBER OF TRANSPORTING AGENCIES INVOLVED, THE TRANSPORTED TO BOXES AND TRANPORTED BY BOXES MAY NOT BE ACCURATE. ALL OCCUPANTS WERE TRANPSORTED TO 4 DIFFERENT HOSPITALS; MERCY HOSP., JENNIE EDMUNDSON HOSP, CREIGHTON UNIV. OR UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER. [This is the bus accident previously reported on. There are about 30 people on the bus who were reported to be injured. It’s like a bad episode of Glee. Elizabeth Porter, Megan Warwick, Kim Singree, Ivan Tello, Rachel McCollum, Courtnee Broussard, Brenda Chandler, Brad Sampson, Samantha Poulin, Nicole Daoust, Casey Garza, Gretchen Brzycki, Lori Keeton, Steven Hills, Amanda Kreeger, Alyson Donner, Katelyn Kellogg, Courtney Jones, Jared Sampson, John-Michael Villeneuve, Phillip Franklin, Madeline Witzke, Travis Green, Clayton Richards, David Berryman, Vanessa Roehr, Deanna Lopes, Carlos Maestas, Julie Johson, Samantha Contreras, Zoey Kunkel, Jared Bowen, Lauren McDonald, Austin Herald, Heather Manocchio, Myrl McDonald and Chelsea Hendricks. The bus driver is Bradley Moe from Rock Valley, Iowa and the Iowa State Trooper (oh my this was a long shift!) as Trooper Funk.]

A crash occurred in Polk County on June 6, 2011

UNIT 1 [John Yufanyi] WAS NEGOTIATING THE RAMP FROM I-80 WB TO HWY 65 SB WHEN IT LOST CONTROL, STRUCK A SIGN POST AND CAME TO REST IN THE LEFT DITCH.

A crash occurred in Scott County on June 5, 2011

VEHICLE 1 [Debra Smith] WAS TRAVELING WEST ON I-80 AT THE 284.5 MILE MARKER. THE DRIVER OF VEHICLE 1 RAN OFF THE ROADWAY IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION, STRUCK A FENCE AND ENTERED A PARKING LOT. AFTER ENTERING THE PARKING LOT, VEHICLE 1 WENT BACK THROUGH THE FENCE AND CAME TO FINAL REST IN THE NORTH DITCH FACING A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION. [Injured person is noted as Monique Smith, 25.]

A crash occurred in Jasper County on June 4, 2011

VEHICLE 1 [Keyea Fowles from Urbandale] WAS EASTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 80 FROM THE152 MILE MARKER. VEHICLE 1 WAS SLOWING FOR A DEER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERSTATE. VEHICLE 2 [Bogumil Miller from Phoenix, Arizona] WAS ALSO EASTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 80 FROM THE 152 MILE MARKER. VEHICLE 2 THEN RAN INTO THE REAR OF VEHICLE 1. VEHICLE 2 IS A SEMI TRUCK PULLING A REFER SEMI TRIALER. [Injured are reported as Michael Fowles, Kathleen Fowles, I would say so at this speed and getting rear ended on I-80.]

A crash occurred in Story County on June 6, 2011

VEHICLE #1 WAS GOING NORTH IN THE INSIDE LANE OF INTERSTATE 35 WHEN IT MADE A LANE CHANGE INTO THE SIDE OF VEHICLE #2 WHICH WAS ALSO GOING NORTH. DRIVER #1 STA ...

A crash occurred in Harrison County on June 6, 2011

Vehicle #1 was traveling northbound on I-29 when the driver lost control on his vehicle. The vehicle went into the center median where it hit a wire guardrail. ...

A crash occurred in Pottawattamie County on June 6, 2011

VEHICLE #1 WAS TRAVELING EAST ON INTERSTATE 80 WHEN THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE BLEW OUT. THE DRIVER THEN LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. VEHICLE #1 WENT OVER THE EMBA ... See bus and blown tire case below.

A crash occurred in Polk County on June 6, 2011

UNIT 1 WAS NEGOTIATING THE RAMP FROM I-80 WB TO HWY 65 SB WHEN IT LOST CONTROL, STRUCK A SIGN POST AND CAME TO REST IN THE LEFT DITCH.

A crash occurred in Scott County on June 5, 2011

VEHICLE 1 WAS TRAVELING WEST ON I-80 AT THE 284.5 MILE MARKER. THE DRIVER OF VEHICLE 1 RAN OFF THE ROADWAY IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION, STRUCK A FENCE AND ENTERED ...

A crash occurred in Warren County on June 5, 2011

ON 06/05/11 AT 0525 UNIT WAS PARKED ON THE SHOULDER OF THE ENTRANCE RAMP TO I35 AT THE 65MM. THE DRIVER OF UNIT 1 [Michael Veerkamp of Milaca, Minn., I’ve gone through Milaca many times on my way up to Grand Rapids and Deer Lake in Itasca County.] AWOKE TO A FIRE IN THE CAB. UNIT WAS DESTROYED DUE TO THE FIRE OF THE CAB. UNIT 1 WAS HAULING A LOAD OF CATTLE THAT WAS UNHARMED. THE DRIVER OF UNIT 1 WAS ALSO UNHARMED.

A crash occurred in Monona County on June 4, 2011

UNIT 1 [Amanda Merritt] WAS SOUTHBOUND ON INTERSTATE 29 AT ABOUT THE 101 MILE MARKER. UNIT 2 [Beau Fruechtenicht, Omaha, NE.] WAS ALSO SOUTHBOUND WITH FURNITURE IN THE BACK OF A PICKUP. THE TOP PART OF A DESK WAS HIGHER THAN THE CAB, BROKE OFF DUE TO WIND, AND STRUCK UNIT ONE ON THE RIGHT SIDE PANNEL AND RIGHT SIDE MIRROR CAUSING MINOR DAMAGE.

A crash occurred in Pottawattamie County on June 4, 2011

Vehicle # 2 was legally parked in the west bound undeveloped rest area near the 32 mile marker and the driver was in the sleeper asleep. Vehicle #1 [Kurt VanZandt or Colorado.] pulled into park behind vehicle #2. Vehicle #1 ran into the rear end of the trailer attached to Vehicle #2. Vehicle #1 was disabled by the damage. Vehicle #2's trailer only had minor damage.

A crash occurred in Polk County on June 3, 2011

BOTH VEHICLES TRAVELING EB ON I80 IN HEAVY TRAFFIC. TRAFFIC WAS SLOWING DOWN, AND VEHICLE 1 FAILED TO MAINTAIN CONTROL/STOP IN TIME, AND COLLIDED WITH VEHICLE 2 CAUSING MINIMAL DAMAGE. DRIVER OF UNIT 1 WAS CITED FOR FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL.

A crash occurred in Hamilton County on June 3, 2011

VEHICLE 1 [Angela Hidlebaugh of Ames] AND 2 [Robert King of Ankeny, Iowa.] WERE NORTHBOUND ON INTERSTATE 35. VEHICLE 1 STRUCK A BARREL THAT WAS IN THE ROADWAY OF INTERSTATE 35. THE LIQUID FROM THE BARREL CAME OUT AND SPLATTERED OVER VEHICLE 2 AS THE BARREL TUMBLED DOWN THE ROADWAY. THE LIQUID APPEARED TO BE GREEN PAINT. TWO BARRELS WERE FOUND IN THE EAST DITCH OF INTERSTATE 35. THE COMPANY THAT WAS HAULING THE BARRELS WAS LOCATED AND IS LISTED AS VEHICLE #3. [Failure to properly secure the load type of a case.]

A crash occurred in Polk County on June 3, 2011

UNIT ONE [Julian Jackson] WAS TRAVELING EAST BOUND ON INTERSTATE 80. AROUND THE 131 MILE MARKER THE DRIVER SAID THE BACK WHEELS FISH TAILED AND HE LOST CONTROL SLAMING THE CAR INTO THE MEDIAN WALL. THE DRIVER STATED THAT THE CAR HAD BEEN FISH TAILING SINCE THEY LEFT OMAHA EARLIER THAT DAY.

A crash occurred in Mills County on June 3, 2011

VEHICLE NUMBER 1 [Charles Mays, Omaha, NE.] WAS NORTHBOUND ON INTERSTATE 29 IN MILLS COUNTY AT THE 40.5 MM. VEHICLE NUMBER 1 IS A SEMI TRACTOR TRAILER WITH DOUBLE TRAILERS. VEHICLE NUMBER 1 LOST CONTROL, STARTED TO SWERVE, ENTERED THE MEDIAN AND THE SECOND TRAILER TIPPED OVER. NO ONE WAS INJURED IN THE CRASH. THE TRACTOR REMAINED UPRIGHT AND WAS STICKING OUT INTO THE TRAVELED PORTION PARTIALLY BLOCKING NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC.

A crash occurred in Pottawattamie County on June 2, 2011

UNIT 1 [Jerod Jensen] WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 80 APPROXIMATELY THE 49MM WHEN HE NOTICED A HERBICIDE CONTAINER HE WAS HAULING ON A TRAILER FLEW OFF AND LANDED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EASTBOUND FAST LANE. THE DRIVER OF UNIT 1 STATED HE WAS RUNNING BACK TO GET THE LOAD OFF THE INTERSTATE WHEN UNIT 2 CAME UP OVER THE HILL IN THE FAST LANE UP OVER A HILL AND STRUCK THE CONTAINER IN THE FRONT END. NO INJURIES OCCURRED IN THE ACCIDENT AND ONLY VEHICLE DAMAGED WAS UNIT 2. [Another failure to properly secure the load case.]

A crash occurred in Jasper County on June 2, 2011

DRIVER OF UNIT 1 [EMILY PETERSON OF NEWTON] WAS IN LEFT LANE AND WAS MOVNG TO RIGHT LANE. DRIVER OF UNIT 1 TOOK EVASIVE ACTION TO AVOID HITTING CAR IN RIGHT LANE. DRIVER OF OF UNIT 1 LOST CONTROL AND RAN INTO GUARDRAIL..

A crash occurred in Warren County on June 2, 2011

ON 06/02/11 AT 11:50 UNIT 1 WAS NORTHBOUND ON HWY 69 A THE 60MM. UNIT 1 LEFT THE ROADWAY ONTO THE RIGHT SHOULDER AND THEN CAME BACK ONTO THE TRAVEL PORTION AND ...

A crash occurred in Cerro Gordo County on June 2, 2011

UNIT 1 WAS NORTHBOUND ON I35. THE DRIVER OF UNIT 1 FELL ASLEEP, LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, RAN OFF THE TRAVELED PORTION OF THE ROADWAY TO THE RIGHT, AND STRUCK A SIGNPOST IN THE GORE SECTION AT EXIT RAMP 190. UNIT 1 CAME TO REST ON THE EAST SHOULDER OF EXIT RAMP 190, FACING NORTH.

A crash occurred in Scott County on June 2, 2011

UNIT 1 [Jennifer Watts] WAS EASTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 80 IN THE RIGHT LANE. UNIT 2 [Janet Whitmer, age 71 from Beaverton, Michigan.] WAS IN THE LEFT LANE NEXT TO UNIT 1. UNIT 2 CHANGED LANES FORCING UNIT 1 TO TAKE THE RIGHT SHOULDER TO AVOID A COLLISION. UNIT 1 CONTINUED INTO THE SOUTH DITCH AND STRUCK A GUARDRAIL AT THE 220TH STREET OVERPASS. THE GUARDRAIL SUSTAINED NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.

A crash occurred in Cass County on June 1, 2011

Unit one [Lyle Parker of N. Sioux City, SD.] exited Interstate 80 and stopped at the stop sign. Unit one attempted to cross Highway 71 and enter the on ramp. Unit two [Wayne Selberg, Red Oak, Iowa.] was south on Highway 71. Unit two attempted to avoid contact by braking and swerving to the right. Unit two made contact with unit one. Unit one was pulling a trailer with an Iowa registation #TH8539. The trailer #5378.

A crash occurred in Clarke County on June 1, 2011

UNIT #1 WAS TRAVELING ON INTERSTATE 35 NORTHBOUND WHEN THE VEHICLE DRIFTED OFF THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROAD AND STRUCK THE BRIDGE AND GUARDRAIL. UNIT #1 CONTIN ...

Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death
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