Today is February 19, 2011 and I'm going to list the personal injury accidents and crashes on the Iowa roads and interstate highway system. They come off the ISP website but you are free to contact me if you want further assistance. I can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone 515-222-1110.
Every Saturday this law firm posts the current Iowa State Patrol fatality and injury report list so our out-of-state clients and potential clients have access to the latest word from the Iowa State Patrol. 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]. Here are the injury reports for February 19, 2010.
The crash reports from last week are at this link.
The crash reports from previous weeks are at the links way down at the bottom.
If you follow this link to the Lombardi Law Firm category Interstate 35, I-80, I-235, I-380 Collisions/Accidents you can find most Iowa State Patrol crash reports linked and some, but not all, are analyzed. Look along the left column under The Verdict to see if the date of your accident is shown; if it is simply click on the linked title that should include a date. There are two for every Saturday. One is for fatality reports and the other for injury crash reports. If you or an interested person are in a collision and you would like the crash analyzed you'll need to contact Attorney Lombardi. This may or may not result in an attorney-client relationship and simply asking for a review does not in and of itself create such a relationship. If you ask and Mr. Lombardi thinks you have a case he will say so and provide an agreement for representation that then creates an attorney-client relationship. The bottom line is that Mr. Lombardi has to agree to take you on as a client; the first step of course is asking him. You've got two ways: telephone 515-222-1110 or email sent to [email protected].
1. A crash occurred in Story County on February 17, 2011
VEH 1 NB ON 500TH AVE AND RAN A STOP SIGN AND WAS STRUCK BY VEH
#2 ON PASSENGER SIDE VEH #2 WAS WB ON 270TH OR E-57
2. A crash occurred in Jackson County on February 16, 2011
VEHICLE ONE WAS SOUTHBOUND ON HWY 61 VEHICLE TWO WAS EASTBOUND
ON D61 VEHICLE TWO PULLED OUT INFRONT OF VEHICLE ONE VEHICLE
TWO WAS HIT ON THE DRIVERS SIDE ACCIDENT STILL UNDER
3. A crash occurred in Johnson County on February 13, 2011
WALLACE WAS WALKING IN THE WEST BOUND LANES OF INTERSTATE 80
JUST EAST OF TIFFIN EXIT WHEN HE WAS STUCK BY AN UNKNOWN
VEHICLE, VEHICLE SHOULD HAVE UNDER CARRIAGE DAMAGE, ANYONE WITH
INFORMATION CONTACT IOWA STATE PATROL 319-396-4414,
INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.
1. A crash occurred in Greene County on February 6, 2011
V1 WAS EASTBOUND ON US HWY 30. V2 WAS WESTBOUND ON US HWY 30. THE ROADWAY WAS 100% SNOW / ICE COVERED. SNOW WAS BLOWING ACROSS THE ROADWAY. V1 LOST CONTROL AND SPUN OUT INTO THE ONCOMING LANE OF TRAVEL. V2 STRUCK V1 BROADSIDE AFTER V1 SLID SIDEWAYS IN THE WESTBOUND LANE. THE COLLISION RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF THE DRIVER OF V1.
The first report is out of Story County from February 17, 2011 at 500th Street and 270th Street out in the country. It's between twp pickup trucks, a F250 and an F350. The one driver is 42 and the other 62. Both were injured and one passenger died, a 39 year old woman from Ames. The 62-year-old was lifeflighted. From the description it's really pretty simple: One of the two ran a stop sign and was then struck by the truck having the right of way. Plain and simple that's being negligent and it's what makes drivers liable to others they injure. You have an obligation to follow the rules of the road and when you don't and don't have a legal excuse you're at fault. Persons involved: Jeffrey Clendenen, Keith Diltz, Amy Lynn Rogers. Trooper Rod Larson, ISP 350 reporting and assisted by ISP 220 and 179.
The second fatality report is out of Jackson County. In this collision you have the report describing one vehicle pulling out onto a state highway from a stop when that driver had a duty to yield the right of way. Once again, this is pretty straight forward and is negligence. [Those involved include Marcella Amling and Craig McKillip. Trooper Luke Hank reporting and assisted by ISP 243, 288, 34, 311 and 3.] Accident occurred on February 16, 2011 at around 9:26 a.m.
The third is from Johnson County and is on I-80 west bound at mile marker 237. You've got an 18-year-old young man walking in the westbound lanes when he was struck. No one stopped and contacted law enforcement; more information is sought. Call 319-396-4414. It appears the body was discovered just after midnight on February 13, 2011. What was he doing out on the interstate highway? Why didn't anyone stop after striking him? What motivated the driver to drive off, assuming they realized they'd hit him? [Person's involved: Maxwell Wallace, ISP 299, McCormick.]
The only full report is out of Greene County and is dated February 6, 2011. It's what I refer to as a driving too fast case. One driver loses control of his car, spins out, crosses the center line and causes an accident with other cars using the highway and coming from the opposite direction. To me it's purely a matter of a poor lookout, not driving using due care and improper speeds. Watch the conditions, drive slower and if necessary pull over and off the road and you won't lose control. I've never seen a car sitting in my driveway spin out of control. Have you? [Person's involved: Officer Olesen, Badge No. 486, Raymond Sorenson, Magenta Garner, Nikki McCallister and two minors.]