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Every Saturday Lombardi Law Firm firm posts the current Iowa State Patrol fatality and injury report list for our out-of-state clients and potential clients have access to the latest word from the Iowa State Patrol. Today we are going to do a little analysis of the few we have. If you have questions about what the investigating officer's report means, or how to interpret it, give Steve Lombardi a call at 515-222-1110 or send him an email at [email protected].

Today I'm going to list those reports where the accident location is an interstate highway. In Iowa we have several: I-80, I-35, I-35, I-29, I-235 and I-380. With the snow and ice storms that have been moving through the state there are many to report. Unfortunately for those at-fault, not-at-fault drivers and the passengers I can't cover them all today; there are just way too many. So if you have questions call me and I'll review the specific accident report and call you back about whether or not you have a case. This week I'll make an attempt to evaluate all those in bold.

If nothing else it's always helpful to scan down the descriptions (the narratives) and see what is causing most accidents on i-35 and i-80. That will give you a pretty good idea of how to recognize when a collision is likely to occur. Let's be safe out there!

Minimal Reports

A crash occurred in Jasper County on December 29, 2010

UNIT 1 WAS TRAVELING WEST ON INTERSTATE 80 IN THE OUTSIDE LANE, UNIT 2 WAS TRAVELING WEST ON INTERSTATE 80 IN THE INSIDE LANE, UNIT 2 ATTEMPTED TO PASS UNIT 1, A LARGE PIECE OF ICE CAME OFF THE TRAILER OF UNIT 1, BECAME AIRBORNE, AND STRUCK UNIT 2 IN THE WINDSHIELD, THE ICE THEN PIERCED THE WINDSHIELD AND STRUCK THE PASSENGER IN THE FRONT SEAT OF UNIT 2, UNIT 2 CAME TO REST ON THE INSIDE SHOULDER OF INTERSTATE 80 FACING WEST, UNIT 1 EXITED


Full Reports

A crash occurred in Cedar County on December 29, 2010

UNIT 1 WAS TRAVELING WEST BOUND ON INTERSTATE 80 AT MILEPOST 255.25. THE DRIVER OF UNIT 1 FELL ASLEEP AND LOST CONTROL ENTERING THE MEDIAN AND STRIKING A GUARDRAIL ...

A crash occurred in Polk County on December 28, 2010

UNIT ONE WAS WESTBOUND ON I-80 APPROACHING 2ND AVE IN THE CENTER LANE. UNIT ONE LOST CONTROL ON THE 3RD ST OVERPASS AND WENT TO THE LEFT AND STRUCK THE CENTER MEDIAN CEMENT WALL AT THE 135.7 MM OF I-80. THE VEHICLE IS A DEALER VEHICLE FOR SALE BY STIVERS AND DID NOT HAVE A PLATE ON IT.

A crash occurred in Polk County on December 28, 2010

UNIT 1 WAS TRAVELING SOUTH ON I-35 WHEN IT LOST A TRIE AND CONTROL. UNIT 1 THEN CROSSED OVER INTO INSIDE LANE FROM THE OUTSIDE LANE, STRIKING SEVERAL BARRIER P ...

A crash occurred in Harrison County on December 27, 2010

Vehicle one was going south I-29. Vehicle one was crossing the Allen Creek Bridge when Ms. Waldon lost control due to the bridge being icy. Vehicle one spun a ...

A crash occurred in Cedar County on December 26, 2010

UNIT 1 WAS WESTBOUND ON I80 IN THE RIGHT LANE WHEN IT LOST CONTROL ON THE ROADWAY. A SMALL UTILITY TRAILER SEPARATED FROM UNIT 1. THE UTILITY TRAILER WENT ACROSS THE MEDIAN INTO THE EASTBOUND LANES WHERE IT WAS STRUCK BY UNIT 2 WHICH CONTINUED DOWN THE ROAD.

A crash occurred in Cedar County on December 25, 2010

VEHICLE 1 WAS TRAVELING WEST ON I-80 AT THE 277.5 MILE MARKER. VEHICLE 1 HIT A PATCH OF ICE AND ENTERED THE MEDIAN. VEHICLE 1 ROLLED ONTO ITS SIDE AND CAME TO ...

A crash occurred in Jasper County on December 25, 2010

UNIT #1 WAS EB ON I-80 NEAR THE 179MM. UNIT #2, A ROAD MAINTENANCE VEHICLE, HAD CROSSED THE MEDIAN AT A CROSSOVER AND HAD STARTED EB NEAR THE 179MM IN THE LEFT LANE. THE DRIVER OF UNIT #1 WAS IN THE RIGHT LANE BUT MOVED INTO THE LEFT LANE BECAUSE SHE BELIEVED THAT UNIT #2 HAD MOVED INTO THE RIGHT LANE. UNIT #1 REAR ENDED UNIT #2 IN THE LEFT LANE OF I-80 NEAR THE 179MM.

A crash occurred in Clarke County on December 24, 2010

VEHICLE ONE LOST CONTROL ON AN ICE COVERED ROAD-WAY AND RAN OF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROAD INTO THE MEDIAN. VEHICLE ONE ROLLED ONE TIME IN THE MEDIAN BEFORE COMI ...

A crash occurred in Story County on December 24, 2010

BOTH UNIT #1 AND #2 WERE SOUTHBOUND ON I35 NEAR THE 105 MILE MARKER. UNIT #1 WAS IN THE LEFT/INSIDE LANE, UNIT #2 WAS IN THE RIGHT/OUTSIDE LANE. UNIT #1 LOST CONTROL AND COLLIDED WITH UNIT #2 IN A SIDESWIPE COLLISION. UNIT #1 LEFT THE ROADWAY AND ENTERED THE WEST DITCH, WHERE IT IMPACTED SOME TALL BUSHES. UNIT #2 WAS FORCED OFF THE ROADWAY INTO THE WEST DITCH WHERE IT CAME TO A REST.

A crash occurred in Polk County on December 24, 2010

UNIT #1 WAS TRAVELING EAST BOUND ON INTERSTATE 80 AT THE 136.5 MILE MARKER AND LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. UNIT #1 THEN COLLIDED WITH THE JERSEY WALL IN THE MIDDLE AND CAME TO A REST. THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED BY HANIFENS.

A crash occurred in Iowa County on December 24, 2010

UNIT #1 WAS WESTBOUND ON I80 NEAR MILEMARKER 215 TRAVELING IN THE LEFT LANE. UNIT #1 LOST CONTROL, ENTERED THE NORTH DITCH AND ROLLED COMING TO REST ON ITS TOP ...

A crash occurred in Polk County on December 24, 2010

UNIT 1 WAS EASTBOUND ON I-80 WHEN HE LOST CONTROL AND STRUCK THE JERSEY BARRIER.

A crash occurred in Iowa County on December 24, 2010

THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE LOST CONTROL ON THE SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROADWAY. THE VEHICLE SLID INTO THE CABLE GUARDRAIL IN THE MEDIAN. THE VEHICLE THEN CROSSED ...

A crash occurred in Jasper County on December 24, 2010

UNIT #1 WAS TRAVELING EAST BOUND ON INTERSTATE 80 AT THE 171 MILE MARKER AND LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. UNIT #1 WENT INTO THE SOUTH DITCH WHERE IT CAME TO A R ...

A crash occurred in Johnson County on December 24, 2010

VEHICLES 1 WAS NORTHBOUND ON I-380, FOLLOWED BY VEHICLES 2 AND 3. VEHICLE 1 LOST CONTROL ON THE ICY ROAD SURFACE. VEHICLES 2 AND 3 TOOK EVASIVE ACTION. VEHICLE 3 MADE CONTACT WITH BRIDGE RAIL AND THEN STRUCK VEHICLE #2. VEHICLE 2 THEN STRUCK VEHICLE #1.

A crash occurred in Hamilton County on December 24, 2010

VEHICLE #1 WAS NORTH BOUND ON I-35 IN THE RIGHT LANE AT THE 133 MILE MARKER WHEN HE LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND BEGAN ROTATING TOWARD THE MEDIAN. VEHICLE #1 ATTEMPTED TO STEER STRAIGHT AND ROTATED COUNTER CLOCKWISE AND ROLLED ONCE COMING TO REST ON IT'S TOP.

A crash occurred in Jasper County on December 24, 2010

UNIT 1 WAS NORTHBOUND WHEN SHE LOST CONTROL DUE TO SNOW/ICE ON THE ROADWAY, ENTERED THE MEDIAN WHERE SHE CAME TO A REST.

A crash occurred in Johnson County on December 24, 2010

UNIT 1 WAS TRAVELING WEST ON INTERSTATE 80 NEAR THE 241 MILE MARKER WHEN IT LOST CONTROL ON THE SNOW COVERED ROADS AND ENTERED THE NORTH DITCH. THERE, UNIT 1 HI ...

A crash occurred in Hamilton County on December 24, 2010

VEHICLE 1 WAS SOUTHBOUND ON I-35 WHEN THE DRIVER LOST CONTROL AND STRUCK A BARRIER.

A crash occurred in Johnson County on December 24, 2010

UNITS 1 AND 2 WERE BOTH TRAVELING WEST ON INTERSTATE 80 NEAR THE 231 MILE MARKER WHEN A NON CONTACT VEHICLE IN FRONT OF THEM BEGAN TO LOSE CONTROL ON THE SNOW COVERED ROADS. UNIT 2 TOOK THE SHOULDER TO AVOID THE NON CONTACT VEHICLE. UNIT 1 WAS UNABLE TO STOP IN TIME AND THE TWO VEHICLES SIDESWIPED. UNIT 2 WENT INTO THE DITCH STILL FACING WEST WHILE UNIT 1 WAS ABLE TO PULL OVER ON THE SHOULDER.

A crash occurred in Warren County on December 24, 2010

VEHICLE ONE WAS SOUTHBOUND ON I35 WHEN A TRUCK CUT VEHICLE ONE OFF. VEHICLE ONE HIT HIS BRAKES AND LOST CONTROL. VEHICLE ONE CAME TO REST IN THE WEST DITCH. ...

A crash occurred in Warren County on December 24, 2010

VEHICLE #1 WAS TRAVELING NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 35 AT 58.5 MM. VEHICLE #1 WAS IN THE LEFT LANE TRYING TO GO AROUND A SEMI AND TRAILER (VEHICLE #2) IN THE RIGHT LANE. VEHICLE #2 MERGED INTO THE LEFT LANE AND HIT VEHICLE #1 IN THE FRONT RIGHT QUARTER PANEL. VEHICLE #1 LOST CONTROL AND ENTERED THE EAST DITCH. VEHICLE #2 DID NOT STOP AND WAS PROBABLY UNAWARE OF STRIKING VEHICLE #1.

A crash occurred in Hamilton County on December 24, 2010

A PICKUP TRUCK PULLING A SMALL UHAUL UTILITY TRAILER WAS TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON INTERSTATE 35. THE TRAILER WITH REGISTRATION PLATE 602830TR BEGAN TO SLIDE TOW ...

A crash occurred in Poweshiek County on December 24, 2010

UNIT 1 AND UNIT 2 WERE TRAVELING EAST BOUND ON INTERSTATE 80 NEAR THE 191 MILE MARKER. UNIT 1 WAS IN THE RIGHT LANE AND UNIT 2 WAS IN THE LEFT LANE. UNIT 1 SLID ON THE SNOWY ROAD SURFACE AND ENTERED THE LEFT LANE, STRIKING UNIT 2 ON THE PASSENGER SIDE. UNIT 2 SLID INTO THE MEDIAN AND UNIT 1 SLID INTO THE SOUTH DITCH.

A crash occurred in Polk County on December 24, 2010

INCLEMENT WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS PRESENT. ROADWAYS SLUSH COVERED. UNIT ONE DURING LANE CHANGE MANEUVER LOST CONTROL AND STRUCK CENTER CONCRETE DIVIDER.

A crash occurred in Cerro Gordo County on December 24, 2010

UNIT# 1 WAS TRAVELING SOUTH ON INTERSTATE 35. THE OPERATOR OF UNIT# 1 LOST CONTROL. UNIT# 1 THEN SLID INTO THE WEST DITCH AND STRUCK TWO LINEAR POSTS.

A crash occurred in Cerro Gordo County on December 24, 2010

UNIT# 1 WAS TRAVELING SOUTH ON INTERSTATE 35. THE OPERATOR OF UNIT# 1 LOST CONTROL AND SLID INTO THE WEST DITCH. UNIT# 1 THEN STRUCK TWO LINEAR POSTS AND CAME T ...

A crash occurred in Polk County on December 24, 2010

VEHICLE # 1 AND # 2 WERE NORTH BOUND ON INTERSTATE 35 FROM THE EAST MIX MASTER. THE DRIVER OF VEHICLE #2 LOST CONTROL DUE TO THE WEATHER ROAD CONDITIONS. VEHICLE # 2 THEN SLID INTO VEHICLE #1'S LANE. VEHICLE #1 COUNLD NOT GET STOPPED DUE TO THE CONDITIONS AND STRUCK VEHICLE #2 IN THE RIGHT REAR TRUNK AREA. VEHICLE #1 WAS THEN STRUCK IN THE LEFT FRONT FENDER BY A PASSING SEMI THAT DID NOT STOP. VEHICLE #1 AND #2 CAME TO REST ON THE EAST SHOULDER. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED AT THET SCENE. VEHICLE #1 DISPLAYED A REGISTRATION APPLIED FOR TAG INSTEAD OF REGISTRATION PLATES.

A crash occurred in Dallas County on December 24, 2010

UNIT 1 WAS WESTBOUND ON I-80 IN THE INSIDE LANE OF TRAVEL. UNIT 2 WAS WESTBOUND ON THE OUTSIDE LANE OF TRAVEL. THE DRIVER OF UNIT 1 LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AS SHE PASSED UNIT 2. UNIT 1 WENT INTO THE OUTSIDE LANE AND ROTATED 90 DEGREES. THE FRONT OF UNIT 2 MADE CONTACT WITH THE PASSENGER SIDE OF UNIT 1. UNIT 1 CAME TO REST FACING EASTBOUND ON THE NORTH SHOULDER OF I-80. UNIT 2 CAME TO REST PARTIALLY IN THE OUTSIDE LANE OF TRAVEL AND SHOULDER OF WESTBOUND I-80.

A crash occurred in Johnson County on December 24, 2010

UNIT 1 WAS NORTHBOUND ON I380 IN THE FAST LANE OUT PASSING A SEMI. VEHICLE 1'S VISION BECAME OBSCURED FROM SLUSH FROM VEH 2. VEH 1 THEN WENT PARTIALLY UNDER THE TRAILER OF VEH 2.

A crash occurred in Worth County on December 23, 2010

VEH 1 WAS NORTHBOUND ON I35 IN THE RIGHT LANE AT THE 215MM. ANOTHER VEHICLE PASSED VEH 1 IN THE INSIDE LANE. DUE TO SNOWY CONDITIONS FROM THE PASSING VEHICLE, VEH 1 LOST CONTROL AND WENT INTO THE MEDIAN. VEH 1 ROLLED ONTO THE PASSENGER SIDE AND CAME TO REST FACING SOUTH IN THE MEDIAN.

A crash occurred in Iowa County on December 23, 2010

VEHICLE'S 1 AND 2 WERE EASTBOUND N I-80 WHEN VEHICLE 2 LOST CONTROL DUE TO ICY CONDITIONS AND PROCEEDED TO SLIDE SIDEWAYS ON THE ROAD. VEHICLE 1 WAS UNABLE TO COME TO A COMPLETE STOP AND MADE CONTACT WITH VEHICLE 2.

A crash occurred in Linn County on December 23, 2010

ON 12/23/10 AT APPROXIMATELY 2135HRS VEHICLE 1 WAS IN THE SLOW LANE NORTHBOUND ON I-380. UNIT 2 WAS ALSO NORTHBOUND ON I-380 IN THE FAST LANE. UNIT 2 SWERVED TO ...

A crash occurred in Iowa County on December 23, 2010

ON 12/23/10 AT APPROXIMATELY 2135HRS VEHICLE 1 WAS IN THE SLOW LANE NORTHBOUND ON I-380. UNIT 2 WAS ALSO NORTHBOUND ON I-380 IN THE FAST LANE. UNIT 2 SWERVED TO MISS DEBRIS IN THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK THE REAR OF UNIT 1.

A crash occurred in Hamilton County on December 23, 2010

VEHICLE #1 WAS NORTHBOUND ON I-35 WHEN IT CHANGED LANES AND COLLIDED WITH VEHICLE #2 IN THE LEFT LANE. VEHICLE #1 WAS ATTEMPTING TO TAKE THE CROSSOVER TO TURN AROUND AND GO SOUTH.

A crash occurred in Polk County on December 23, 2010

VEHICLE 1 WAS NORTHBOUND I-35 AROUND THE 101.5MM. DRIVER OF VEHICLE ENTERED INSIDE SHOULDER AND STRUCK CABLE GUARDRAIL. VEHICLE TOOK OUT SEVERAL GUARDRAIL POSTS AND THEN CAME TO REST IN MIDDLE OF INTERSTATE. VEHICLE WAS DISABLED DUE TO DRIVER FRONT WHEEL BEING TORN OFF.

A crash occurred in Cerro Gordo County on December 22, 2010

BOTH VEHICLES WERE SOUTHBOUND ON INTERSTATE 35. VEHICLE 1 WAS PASSING VEHICLE 2 WHEN IT MADE CONTACT WITH LEFT FRONT CORNER OF VEHICLE 2. BOTH VEHICLES WENT INTO THE WEST DITCH WHERE VEHICLE 1 ROLLED AND CAME TO REST ON ITS WHEELS. VEHICLE 2 REMAINED UPRIGHT.

A crash occurred in Jasper County on December 22, 2010

UNIT #1 WAS TRAVELING WEST BOUND IN INTERSTATE 80 AND LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. UNIT #1 WENT INTO THE MEDIAN ROLLED 2 TIMES AND CAME TO A REST ON THE EAST BOUND SIDE IN THE MIDDLE THE DRIVER WAS ARRESTED FOR OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED BY RICKS TOWING OUT OF GRINNELL, IOWA.

A crash occurred in Polk County on December 22, 2010

DRIVER TOOK HWY 65 WESTBOUND RAMP TO I-80. DRIVER WENT OFF LEFT SHOULDER OF RAMP, OVER CORRECTED, SPUN IN A CIRCLE, AND WENT INTO RIGHT DITCH STRIKING A LIGHT ...

A crash occurred in Johnson County on December 22, 2010

VEHICLE 1 WAS EAST BOUND ON I80 IN THE FARTHEST RIGHT LANE. A NON CONTACT VEHICLE WAS IN THE CENTER LANE, AND MERGED INTO THE PATH OF VEHICLE 1. THE DRIVER OF VEHICLE 1 TOOK EVASIVE ACTION BY SWERVING TO THE RIGHT, LOST CONTROL, ENTERED THE SOUTH DITCH AND OVERTURNED ONCE. THE NON CONTACT PERSON IS LISTED AS WITNESS MARY MILLER OF CEDAR RAPIDS. SHE WAS DRIVING A 2004 BUICK LESABRE WITH IOWA PLATE 214 GGK. SHE WAS INSURED BY STATE FARM, POLICY 2975758A1215D.

A crash occurred in Johnson County on December 21, 2010

UNIT #1 WAS EASTBOUND ON I-80 NEAR IOWA RIVER BRIDGE, MILEMARKER 243. JOHNSON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTIES, EMERGENCY LIGHTS ACTIVATED, WERE FOLLOWING UNIT #1 ATTEMPTING TO BRING IT TO A STOP. UNIT #2, ALSO TRAVELING EASTBOUND WITH EMERGENCY LIGHTS ACTIVATED, CAME ALONGSIDE AND PASSED UNIT #1 IN AN ATTEMPT TO ASSIST IN BRINGING IT TO A STOP. UNIT #1 SLOWED AND BEGAN PULLING OVER ONTO THE SHOULDER. UNIT #2 ALSO PULLED OVER ONTO THE SHOULDER AHEAD OF UNIT #1 AND CAME TO A STOP. UNIT #1 FAILED TO STOP AND STRUCK UNIT #2 IN THE REAR. AFTER IMPACT, BOTH UNITS CAME TO A STOP ON THE SHOULDER.

A crash occurred in Worth County on December 21, 2010

VEHICLE ONE NORTHBOUND ON I-35. VEHICLE ONE JACKNIFED INTO THE EAST DITCH ON I-35. SURFACE CONDITIONS WERE ICE COVERED.

A crash occurred in Cerro Gordo County on December 21, 2010

U1 WAS TRAVELING NB ON I-35 NEAR 187 MM. U1 LOST CONTROL ON ICE. U1 ENTERED THE EAST DITCH. U1 JACKNIFED WHILE ENTERING THE DITCH. U1 CAME TO REST FACING SOUTH WITH TRAILER GOING EAST/WEST. TRAILER WAS STILL ATTACHED.

A crash occurred in Johnson County on December 21, 2010

UNIT 1 WAS WEST BOUND ON INTERSTATE 80. UNIT 1 LOST CONTROL, AFTER THE DRIVER FELL ASLEEP, DRIVING ONTO THE NORTH SHOULDER. UNIT 1 STRUCK THE CABLE GAURDRAIL, TAKING OUT SEVERAL POSTS AND CABLE. UNIT 1 CAME TO REST A SHORT DISTANCE WEST OF THE GAURDRAIL.

A crash occurred in Cerro Gordo County on December 20, 2010

VEHICLE #1 WAS TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON I 35. THE ROADWAY WAS COVERED WITH SNOW AND ICE. THE DRIVER LOST CONTROL DUE TO THE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND SIDE OFF THE TRAVELED PORTION OF THE ROADWAY. VEHICLE #1 SLID INTO THE MEDIAN AND STRUCK A GUARDRAIL HEAD ON. VEHICLE #1 CAME TO REST FACING SOUTH. VEHICLE #1 WAS TOTALED AND THE DRIVER WAS UNINJURED.

A crash occurred in Worth County on December 20, 2010

VEHICLE ONE SOUTHBOUND ON I-35. THE DRIVER OF VEHICLE ONE LOST CONTROL, CROSSING THE MEDIAN, AND JACKNIFING IN THE EAST DITCH.

A crash occurred in Cerro Gordo County on December 20, 2010

Veh #1 was nb on I-35 when she lost control of the vehicle on the snow and ice covered road. As the vehicle spun it struck the cable guard protecting the B-20 ...

A crash occurred in Scott County on December 20, 2010

UNIT 1 TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 80 WHEN IT SWERVED TO MISS ANOTHER VEHICLE. UNIT 1 LOST CONTROL ENTERING THE MEDIAN STRIKING THE GUARD RAIL AROUND T ...

A crash occurred in Scott County on December 20, 2010

VEHICLE #1 WAS WESTBOUND ON I80 WEST OF HIGHWAY 61 AND SWERVED LEFT TO MISS A HERTZ MOVING TRUCK PULLING A TRAILER. VEHICLE #1 LOST CONTROL AND WAS STOPPED CROSSWAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD JUST WEST OF THE HERTZ TRUCK. VEHICLE #2 WAS IN THE LEFT LANE AND WAS UNABLE TO STOP AND HIT THE FRONT OF VEHICLE #1 PUSHING IT ONTO THE SHOULDER AND MEDIAN. VEHICLE #2 STOPPED CROSSWAYS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LEFT LANE FACING SOUTHWEST JUST WEST OF THE HERTZ TRUCK AND VEHICLE #1. VEHICLE #3 (SEMI) WAS UNABLE TO STOP AND WENT BETWEEN THE HERTZ TRUCK AND VEHICLE #2 JUST HITTING VEHICLE #2 WITH THE DRIVERS SIDE OF THE TRAILER. ANOTHER NON-CONTACT VEHICLE WAS JUST WEST OF ALL THESE VEHCLES TO THE WEST IN THE MEDIAN.

A crash occurred in Scott County on December 20, 2010

UNIT 1 TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 80 IN THE INSIDE LANE. UNIT 2 TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 80 IN THE OUTSIDE LANE. AS UNIT 1 WAS PASSING UNIT 2, UNIT 1 LOST CONTROL SPINNING IN FRONT OF UNIT 2. REAR OF UNIT 1 MADE CONTACT WITH THE PASSENGER SIDE OF UNIT 2. AT THE TIME OF ACCIDENT ROADWAY CONDITIONS WERE SNOW/ICE COVERED WITH MODERATE SNOW FALL.

A crash occurred in Scott County on December 20, 2010

UNIT 1 TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 80 LOST CONTROL ENTERING THE MEDIAN, STRIKING GUARDRAIL AROUND 1ST AVE OVER PASS SUPPORT. AT THE TIME OF ACCIDENT RO ...

A crash occurred in Scott County on December 20, 2010

VEHICLE #1 WAS TRAVELING WB ON I80 WHEN DRIVER #1 LOST CONTROL. VEHICLE #1 ENTERED THE NORTH DITCH, STRUCK A TREE AND CAME TO REST. ERICKSON INSURANCE ...

A crash occurred in Cerro Gordo County on December 20, 2010

VEHICLE ONE GOING SOUTH ON I-35. VEHICLE ONE LOST CONTROL ON THE BRIDGE OVERPASS, STRIKING THE BRIDGE. THE SURFACE WAS 100% SNOW AND ICE COVERED.

A crash occurred in Linn County on December 20, 2010

VEHICLE #1 WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND IN THE RIGHT LANE ON I-380 NEAR THE 36.5 MILE MARKER. A DEER DARTED OUT FROM THE WEST DITCH WAS STRUCK BY VEHICLE #1.

A crash occurred in Benton County on December 20, 2010

VEHICLE 1 AND 2 WHERE SOUTHBOUND I-380 IN BENTON COUNTY APPROACHING THE 41MM. DRIVER OF VEHICLE 2, LOOKED AWAY TO GRAB HIS CIGARETTES. WHEN DRIVER 2 LOOKED UP HIS VEHICLE REAR-ENDED VEHICLE 1. VEHICLE 1 PULLED OFF ON TO THE WEST SHOULDER. VEHICLE 2 DROVE INTO THE WEST DITCH.

A crash occurred in Warren County on December 19, 2010

VEHICLE WAS NORTH BOUND ON I35 WHEN THE DRIVER LOST CONTROL WENT INTO THE MEDIAN WENT SIDEWAYS AND ROLLED OVER AND LANDED ON IT'S TOP.

A crash occurred in Story County on December 19, 2010

VEHICLE #1 WAS COMING ONTO I-35 NB FROM HWY 30 EB, THEN WAS GOING TO EXIT RIGHT AWAY TO HWY 30 WB. VEHICLE #1 CROSSED THE CENTERLINE WHILE COMING ONTO I-35 AND CRASHED INTO A SEMI-TRACTOR (VEHICLE #2).

A crash occurred in Cedar County on December 19, 2010

EAST BOUNND I-80 TRAFFIC WAS SLOWING, MOVING TO THE LEFT LANE FOR A DISABLED TRACTOR/ TRAILER AND WRECKER SERVICE ON THE RIGHT HAND SHOULDER. A NON-CONTACT VEHICLE CUT IN FRONT OF UNIT 1 AND SLOWED. DRIVER OF UNIT 1 SLOWED. UNIT 2 COULD NOT SLOW IN TIME AND REAR ENDED UNIT 1. BOTH VEHICLES PULLED TO THE INSIDE SHOULDER THEN MOVED AHEAD TO A SAFE LOCATION TO REPORT THE ACCIDENT.

A crash occurred in Cass County on December 19, 2010

UNIT #1 WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 80. AT APPROXIMATELY THE 60 MILE MARKER, THE DRIVER OF UNIT #1 TAPPED HIS BRAKES. DUE TO THE SLICK AND SNOWY ROA ...

A crash occurred in Cass County on December 19, 2010

VEHICLES # 1 AND #2 WERE BOTH WESTBOUND ON I-80 AT THE 64 MILEMARKER. VEHICLE #1 WAS IN THE LEFT LANE AND VEHICLE #2 WAS IN THE RIGHT LANE. VEHICLE #2 LOST CONTROL OF VEHICLE, DUE TO SNOWY/ICY ROAD CONDITIONS, STRIKING VEHICLE #1. VEHICLE #1 CAME TO REST IN THE MEDIAN AND VEHICLE #2 IN THE NORTH DITCH.

A crash occurred in Iowa County on December 19, 2010

BOTH UNITES WERE TRAVELING EB ON I-80 IN THE OUTSIDE LANE. UNIT 2 WAS TRAVELLING AT A REDUCED SPEED DUE TO HAVING A SPARE TIRE ON THE VEHICLE. UNIT 1 STRUCK UNIT 2 FROM BEHIND CAUSING UNIT 2 TO STRIKE THE CABLE MEDIAN BARRIER ON THE INSIDE SHOULDER. UNIT 2 THEN CAME TO REST IN THE DITCH ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROAD. UNIT 1 CAME TO REST ON THE OUTSIDE SHOULDER OF THE EASTBOUND LANES.

A crash occurred in Harrison County on December 19, 2010

Vehicle #1 was traveling south on I-29. The driver drove off the right shoulder. The driver steered back onto the roadway losing control. Vehicle #1 slid across the south bound lanes and entered the median. The vehicle continued to rotate and finally coming to a stop in the median facing north. The driver was arrested for OWI 2nd offense.

A crash occurred in Scott County on December 18, 2010

VEHICLE 1 TRAVELING WEST BOUND ON I 80 IN THE LEFT LANE, THE VEHICLE WENT OFF THE ROADWAY ONTO THE SHOULDER. THE DRIVER STEERED RIGHT OVERCORECTING, TRAVELED ACROSS BOTH LANES AND OFF THE ROAD ROADWAY INTO THE NORTH DITCH AS IT ROTATED CLOCKWISE. THE VEHICLE THEN ROLLS SEVERAL TIMES COMING TO REST ON ITS WHEELS FACING EAST.

A crash occurred in Polk County on December 18, 2010

UNIT #2 WAS TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON MERLE HAY ROAD COMING UP TO THE INTERSECTION OF I80. UNIT #2 SLOWED TO A STOP FOR LIGHT THAT HAD CHANGED TO RED. UNIT #1 WAS BEHIND UNIT #2 ALSO NORTHBOUND ON MERLE HAY ROAD. UNIT #1 FAILED TO STOP IN A SAFE AND SURE DISTANCE AND COLLIDED WITH UNIT #2 IN A REAR-END COLLISION.

A crash occurred in Floyd County on December 18, 2010

SNOWMOBILE WAS NORTHBOUND IN THE MEDIAN OF HIGHWAY 218. THE SNOWMOBILE HIT A CULVERT IN THE MEDIAN THAT WAS COVERED BY SNOW. THE COLLISION CAUSE THE SNOWMOBILE AND THE DRIVER TO GO AIRBORNE. SNOWMOBILE LANDED THEN APPROXIMATE. 50 FEET FARTHER THE DRIVER CAME TO REST.

A crash occurred in Monona County on December 18, 2010

ON 12-18-10 AT APPROXIMATELY 0830 VEHICLE ONE TRAVELING I29 SOUTH BOUND AT MM 112. VEHICLE ONE LOST DRIVER SIDE REAR TIRE. DAMAGE TO REAR AXLE. NO INJURIES. NO CITATIONS ISSUED. VEHICLE TOWED.

A crash occurred in Jasper County on December 18, 2010

VEHICLE # 1 WAS SITTING ON THE SHOULDER OF THE INTERSTATE 80. VEHICLE # 1 WAS BROKE DOWN AND WAITING FOR A TOW SERVICE. VEHICLE # 2 WAS GOING WEST ON I-80. VEHICLE # 2 FAILED TO NEGOTIATE THE CURVE BRAKED AND REAR ENDED VEHICLE # 1. BOTH VEHICLES REMAINED ON THE ROADWAY AFTER IMPACT.

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