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Counties where accidents occurred include Polk, Pottawattamie, Harrison, Hamilton, Cass, Adair, Harrison, Johnson, Franklin, Story, Henry, Hardin, Cedar, Warren, Woodbury and Mills.

 

The first accident reported is on I-35 in the southbound lane of travel.

A crash occurred in Polk County on November 1, 2010

This is a two-car collision caused when a driver attempted to change lanes without having the clearance to do so. It's what is referred to as a failure to maintain a proper lookout.

VEHICLE #1 WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND ON INTERSTATE 35 IN THE LEFT LANE. WHEN TRAFFIC STARTED TO SLOW IN THE LEFT LANE, VEHICLE #1 STARTED TO CHANGE LANES TO THE RIGHT LANE; UNAWARE OF THE VEHICLE NEXT TO HER. THE DRIVER OF VEHICLE #1 THEN SWERVED BACK INTO THE LEFT LANE, OVER CORRECTED, LOST CONTROL, AND RE-ENTERED THE RIGHT LANE COLLIDING WITH VEHICLE #2. VEHICLE #1 REGAINED CONTROL OF HER VEHICLE AND BROUGHT THE VEHICLE TO REST ON THE WEST SHOULDER. VEHICLE #2 RAN OFF THE ROAD TO THE LEFT COMING TO REST IN THE MEDIAN.

A crash occurred in Pottawattamie County on October 31, 2010

Here we have two semi-trucks involved in an accident when the one to the front stops quickly and the one to the rear hits him. They could both be found to be at fault. The one in front may not have been maintaining a proper lookout to the front and the one behind not maintaining enough room between the two trucks so he could stop with the assured clear distance ahead.

UNIT 1 AND 2 WERE NORTHBOUND IN THE LEFT LANE OF I-29 AT THE 71.70MM. UNIT 1 STOPPED QUICKLY TO AVOID HITTING THE REAR OF THE CAR IN FRONT THAT HAD STOPPED QUICKLY TO MERGE INTO RIGHT LANE AS THE LEFT LANE WAS CLOSED AHEAD.

A crash occurred in Harrison County on October 31, 2010

Another two-vehicle accident caused when the car to the rear strikes the one on front. Again the issue is one of maintaining distance between the two cars along with speed and lookout.  

VEHICLE'S #1 AND #2 WERE NORTHBOUND ON INTERSTATE 29 NEAR THE 72.60 MM. AT THIS LOCATION, TRAFFIC WAS FUNNELED DOWN TO ONE LANE DUE TO BRIDGE WORK. VEHICLE #1 HAD SLOWED DUE TO TRAFFIC SLOWING IN FRONT OF IT WHEN IT WAS STRUCK FROM BEHIND BY VEHICLE #2

A crash occurred in Hamilton County on October 30, 2010

In this collision the one driver fell asleep at the wheel.

 

UNIT 1 WAS EASTBOUND ON HAMILTON COUNTY ROAD D-20 WEST OF I-35. UNIT 2 WAS WESTBOUND ON HAMILTON COUNTY ROAD D-20 WEST OF I-35. THE DRIVER OF UNIT 1 WAS OPERATING THE VEHICLE WITH HIS HIGH BEAM HEADLIGHTS ON AND APPROACHING UNIT 2 AND; BECAME FATIGUED, FELL ASLEEP, CROSSED THE CENTER DIVIDING LINE, STRUCK UNIT 2 IN A SIDESWIPE ONCOMING DIRECTION, WAS SPUN COUNTER CLOCKWISE INTO THE WESTBOUND DITCH AND CAME TO REST ENTANGLED IN A FIELD FENCE IN THE WESTBOUND DITCH. UNIT 2 DRIVER; SIGNALLED THE DRIVER OF UNIT 1 OF HIS HIGH BEAM HEADLIGHTS, NOTICED THE VEHICLE WAS CROSSING INTO HIS LANE OF TRAVEL, WAS STRUCK BY UNIT 2 IN A SIDE-SWIPE ONCOMING DIRECTION, WAS SPUN COUNTER CLOCKWISE AND CAME TO REST IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION, ON THE ROADWAY, IN THE WESTBOUND LANE. seat belt USAGE PREVENTED SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. ALCOHOL USAGE IS SUSPECTED AS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR IN THIS CRASH. NO INJURIES WERE OBSERVED, REPORTED, NOR COMPLAINED OF BY ANY OCCUPANT INVOLVED IN THE COLLISION.

 

A crash occurred in Cass County on October 28, 2010

This is a one-vehicle collision with a loss of control and the driver being arrested for OWI.

 

VEHICLE 1 WAS WESTBOUND ON I80 AND EXITED AT THE 64 MILE MARKER OFF RAMP. THE DRIVER OF VEHICLE 1 LOST CONTROL AND VEHICLE 1 WENT INTO THE DITCH STRIKING A TREE. VEHICLE 1 CAME TO REST AGAINST THE TREE IN THE DITCH. THE DRIVER OF VEHICLE 1 WAS ARRESTED FOR OWI.

A crash occurred in Adair County on October 27, 2010

This is a two-vehicle collision caused by a loss of control.

BOTH UNIT #1 AND UNIT #2 WERE WEST BOUND ON I-80 AT APPROXIMATELY THE 92.7 MILEMARKER WHEN FOR UNKNOWN REASONS UNIT #1 SIDE SWIPED THE DRIVER'S SIDE OF UNIT #2. DAMAGE WAS DONE TO THE PASSENGER SIDE OF UNIT #1. UNIT #1 THEN CONTINUED WEST BOUND INTO THE MEDIAN OF I-80 WHEN IT EVENTUALLY CAME BACK ONTO THE ROADWAY WEST BOUND. BOTH VEHICLES CAME TO REST ON THE OUTSIDE SHOULDER OF I-80. UNIT #2 SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE DURING THE ACCIDENT AND WAS ABLE TO BE DRIVEN AWAY FROM THE SCENE. UNIT #1 WAS TOWED BY THE OWNER DUE TO THE DISABLING DAMAGE SUSTAINED IN THE COLLISION. NO INJURIES REPORTED IN THIS ACCIDENT AND I WAS ASSISTED BY TRP. TODD GRANNER #352 AND THE ADAIR COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT. THE DRIVER OF UNIT #1 WAS CITED FOR FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL

A crash occurred in Harrison County on October 27, 2010

This one is what is referred to as an Act of God case because the wind causes the trailer to separate.

ON 10-27-2010 VEHICLE ONE TRAVELING I29NB AT MM 76. VEHICLE ONE'S TRAILOR SEPARATED FROM THE HITCH DUE TO SEVERE HIGH WINDS. MINOR DAMAGE TO TRAILOR. NO CITATIONS ISSUED.

A crash occurred in Johnson County on October 27, 2010

This is a two-vehicle collision with a semi-truck jackknifing after a car  struck the semi causing the driver to attempt to move to the left and him hitting the barricade. The car driver appears to be the one at fault for not staying in his lane of travel.

Vehicles #1 & #2 were both traveling eastbound on I-80 when the driver of Vehicle #1 veered to the left striking the right side of Vehicle #2. The driver of Vehicle #2 while trying to avoid Vehicle #1 struck the center barricade and jackknifed the semi. After striking the Semi, Vehicle #1 entered the south road ditch and struck a tree.

A crash occurred in Franklin County on October 27, 2010

VEHICLE 1 WAS SOUTHBOUND ON INTERSTATE 35. VEHICLE ONE HAS HIGH CENTER OF GRAVITY AND WAS EMPTY. SEVERE WINDS CAUSED VEHICLE 1 TO OVERTURN INTO THE MEDIAN ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE.

A crash occurred in Johnson County on October 25, 2010

According to the report, in this collision the car to the rear was simply following too close.

 

UNIT 1 WAS EB ON HERBERT HOOVER HWY. UNIT 2 WAS EB ON HERBERT HOOVER HWY APPROACHING UNIT 1. A SEMI ON THE EXIT RAMP FROM WB I-80 SLOWLY PULLED OUT IN FRONT OF BOTH UNITS AND BEGAN TO TURN WB ON HERBERT HOOVER HWY. UNIT 1 HAD TO STOP TO AVOID THE SEMI STRIKING HER FRONT END. UNIT 2 'S DRIVER APPLIED HER BRAKES TO SLOW. UNIT 2'S DRIVER REALIZED UNIT 1 HAD STOPPED AND APPLIED HER BRAKES HARD TO AVOID UNIT 1. UNIT 2 STRUCK UNIT 1'S BACK END. THE SEMI CONTINUED WB ON HERBERT HOOVER HWY.

 

A crash occurred in Story County on October 25, 2010

The report has the one driver failing to maintain a proper lookout a probably driving too fast.

VEHICLE #1 WAS MERGING ONTO I-35 SB FROM HWY 210. VEHICE #1 WENT TO CHANGE LANES FROM THE RIGHT LANE TO THE LEFT LANE AFTER MERGING ONTO I-35, DIDNT SEE VEHICLE #2 OCCUPYING THAT LANE AND SIDESWIPED VEHICLE #2 CAUSING VEHICLE #2 TO LOSE CONTROL AND CRASH INTO VEHICLE #3. BOTH VEHICLE #2 AND VEHICLE #3 CAME TO REST IN THE WEST DITCH AREA.

A crash occurred in Henry County on October 24, 2010

Driving too fast appears to be the cause.

UNIT #1 WAS SOUTH BOUND ON HIGHWAY 218 AND DROVE OFF ONTO THE LEFT SHOULDER OVERCORRECTING AND LOSING CONTROL CROSSING THE LANES INTO THE WEST DITCH INTO THE BEAN FIELD WHERE IT ROLLED LANDING ONTO ITS WHEELS.

A crash occurred in Polk County on October 24, 2010

This is a four-car collision started by the lead car losing control and spinning out. That accident then resulted in three other cars being involved and my guess is no one had enough room separating the cars from each other and driving too fast for the conditions.  

VEHICLE 1,2,3,4 WERE ON THE NORTHBOUND ONRAMP TO INTERSTATE 35 FROM INTERSTATE 80 WESTBOUND AT THE EAST MIX MASTER. VEHICLE 1 LOST CONTROL CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO SPIN 180 DEGREES AND COME TO REST ON THE LEFT SHOULDER FACING THE WRONG WAY. VEHICLE 4 HIT THE BRAKES TO STOP. VEHICLE 3 SERVERED TO MISS VEHICLE 4. VEHICLE 2 THEN SIDESWIPED VEHICLE 4 AND THEN RAN INTO THE REAR OF VEHICLE 3. VEHICLE 2,3,4 THEN CAME TO REST ON THE RIGHT SHOULDER.

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