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Today is May 7, 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. 

The Iowa State Patrol today listed five fatality reports including Union, two in Worth, Hardin and Clayton Counties. There are two minimal and three full reports. Let's get right into them. I'll post one a day over the next week. So check back if you're curious about how I interpret yours.

Minimal Reports

A crash occurred in Union County on May 4, 2011
BOTH VEHICLES WESTBOUND ON HIGHWAY 34 VEHICLE 2 WESTBOUND SLOWING PRIOR TO THE COLLISON VEHICLE 1 REAR ENDED VEHICLE 2 - This is what seems to be an odd accident on Highway 34. We have some folks from Osceola, Iowa driving on Highway 34. One is driving a Chevy S10 and the other a Suburban. Mr. Downing is 51 and Ms. Shay, 35. Shay is in the Suburban. Both are westbound and the highway patrol officer has the small pickup truck rear ending the Suburban. The driver of the small pickup truck died. What was the distraction or cause of his not seeing the rather large Suburban slowing down? Why didn't he see it, slow down and avoid running into the back end? Well we may never know, but Brandi Shay seems to be the not-at-fault driver in this accident. The report says she is from a place called Tingley, Iowa. I've never heard of it, but good for you that you had on your seat belt.

A crash occurred in Clayton County on April 30, 2011
Vehicle 1 was traveling north on Highway 52 near the intersection of 390th Street when it left the roadway, lost control, entered the east ditch and rolled. - This is another single-vehicle-rollover case from Clayton County, Iowa that takes place around 3:35 p.m. on US 52 and near the intersection of 390th Street. The driver is an 80-year-old woman wearing her selt belt. She's driving a Buick. There isn't enough information to know what went wrong and why the Buick ended up losing control.

A crash occurred in Worth County on April 30, 2011
VEH 1 WAS NORTHBOUND ON RAVEN. THE DRIVER CROSSED THE CENTER OF THE ROAD, OVER CORRECTED AND LOST CONTROL. VEH 1 THEN ENTERED THE EAST DITCH, ROLLED AND CAME TO REST FACING SOUTH IN THE EAST DITCH. BARRIENTES DIED AS A RESULT OF HER INJURIES. This is the same collision as noted above. One difference I do note there were several passengers in Staudt's vehicle. There is a total of four people in that car and from the police report that are all young teens. Three passengers; according to the report, the driver was uninjured, two passengers were seriously hurt and a third it isn't clear. When you drive with passengers you owe a duty to them as well as other drivers and your insurance covers them for your negligent driving as well as when other drivers are at fault. This case is no different. In this case the 15-year-old male passenger sitting in the rear center seat was totally ejected and died as a result of his injuries. Apparently he was not wearing a seat belt. That's a tough place to be in because the seat belts aren't always accessible. That would be a good fact to know.

These reports are from 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, how to interpret it or who might be negligent, who violated the rules-of-the-road and how they did; then give Steve Lombardi a call at 515-222-1110 or send him an email at [email protected]. Good luck and don't forget to wear your seat belt.

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].

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 May 7, 2011.

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].

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