It could go either way depending on what each driver says about lookout, speed and whether one had the last clear chance to avoid the collision.
Drivers are Randall Wooden from Missouri driving for Van Wyk Freight and the other Georgette Denham out of Indiana driving for Maverick Transportation.
Accident happens on I-80 on February 1, 2012 at 4:35 a.m. in Polk County, Iowa.

Crash Information


 

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Date of Accident
2/1/2012

Time of Accident 
04:35 AM

County
Polk - 77

Accident occurred within corporate limits of (city)
Law Enforcement Case Number:
2012006642

Literal Description 
SB/WB INTERSTATE 0080 147.5

Legal Intervention?
No

Private Property?
No

X-Coordinate:
466644.2

Y-Coordinate
4614374.


U
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1

Driver's Name - Last
WOODEN

First
RANDALL

Middle
DEAN

Suffix
City
PARKVILLE

State
MO - Missouri, US

Zip
64152

Driver's Age
48

Citation Charge Code 1
Citation Charge 1
Gender
Male

State
MO - Missouri, US

Class
A - Veh w/26001 GVWR or more Towed unit is 10001 GVWR or more

Endorsements
X - Hazmat & Tank

Restrictions

None

Citation Charge Code 2
Citation Charge 2
Alcohol Test Given?
1 - None

Drug Test Given?
1 - None

Citation Charge Code 3
Citation Charge 3
Citation Charge Code 4
Citation Charge 4
Seating Position
01 - Front: Left Side / Motorcycle Driver

Injury Status
4 - Possible

Occupant Protection
2 - Shoulder and lap belt used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path
Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
Transported by:
Insurance Co. Name
VAN WYK FREIGHT

Year
2005

Make
Model
TRACTOR

Style
TRACTOR

Approximate Cost to Repair or Replace
20000

Initial Travel Direction
4 - West

Vehicle Action
01 - Movement essentially straight

Speed Limit
70

Point of Initial Impact
01 - Front

Most Damaged Area
01 - Front

Extent of Damage
4 - Disabling damage

Underride/Override
1 - None

Total Occupants
1

Traffic Controls
01 - No controls present

Vehicle Config.
09 - Tractor/semi-trailer

Cargo Body Type
02 - Van/enclosed box

Vehicle Defect
01 - None

Driver Condition
1 - Apparently normal

Vision Obscured
01 - Not obscured

Contributing Circumstances, Driver (up to 2)
SEQUENCE OF EVENTS
First Event
22 - Vehicle in/from other roadway

Second Event
Third Event
Fourth Event
Most Harmful Event (by vehicle)
22 - Vehicle in/from other roadway

Emergency Vehicle Type
1 - Not applicable

Emergency Status
3 - Not Applicable

Carrier Name
VAN WYK FREIGHT

City
GRINNELL

State
IA - Iowa, US

Zip
50112

Number of Axles
5

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
80000

Placard #
Hazardous Materials Released?
3 - Not applicable


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2

Driver's Name - Last
DENHAM

First
GEORGETTE

Middle
S

Suffix
City
WEST HARRISON

State
IN - Indiana, US

Zip
470600000

Driver's Age
51

Citation Charge Code 1
321.321

Citation Charge 1
FAILURE TO YIELD UPON ENTERING HIGHWAY

Gender
Female

State
IN - Indiana, US

Class
A - Veh w/26001 GVWR or more Towed unit is 10001 GVWR or more

Endorsements
T - Dbl/Trpl Trlr

Restrictions
Citation Charge Code 2
Citation Charge 2
Alcohol Test Given?
1 - None

Drug Test Given?
1 - None

Citation Charge Code 3
Citation Charge 3
Citation Charge Code 4
Citation Charge 4
Seating Position
01 - Front: Left Side / Motorcycle Driver

Injury Status
4 - Possible

Occupant Protection
2 - Shoulder and lap belt used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path
Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
MERCY HOSPITAL

Transported by:
MITCHELLVILLE

Insurance Co. Name
MAVERICK TRANSPORTATION

Year
2007

Make
Model
TRACTOR

Style
TRACTOR

Approximate Cost to Repair or Replace
5000

Initial Travel Direction
2 - East

Vehicle Action
07 - Entering traffic lane (merging)

Speed Limit
70

Point of Initial Impact
05 - Rear

Most Damaged Area
05 - Rear

Extent of Damage
2 - Minor damage

Underride/Override
1 - None

Total Occupants
1

Traffic Controls
01 - No controls present

Vehicle Config.
09 - Tractor/semi-trailer

Cargo Body Type
05 - Flatbed

Vehicle Defect
01 - None

Driver Condition
1 - Apparently normal

Vision Obscured
01 - Not obscured

Contributing Circumstances, Driver (up to 2)
SEQUENCE OF EVENTS
First Event
22 - Vehicle in/from other roadway

Second Event
Third Event
Fourth Event
Most Harmful Event (by vehicle)
22 - Vehicle in/from other roadway

Emergency Vehicle Type
1 - Not applicable

Emergency Status
3 - Not Applicable

Carrier Name
MAVERICK TRANSPORTATION

City
GARY

State
IN - Indiana, US

Zip
46406

Number of Axles
5

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
80000

Placard #
Hazardous Materials Released?
3 - Not applicable


ACCIDENT ENVIRONMENT
ROADWAY CHARACTERISTICS
Major Contributing Circumstances:
WORKZONE RELATED?
SEQUENCE OF EVENTS
Location of First Harmful Event
1 - On Roadway

Weather Conditions (up to two)
01 - Clear

Environment
1 - None apparent

Location
First Harmful Event of Crash (use codes 11-42 only)
22 - Vehicle in/from other roadway

Manner of Crash/Collision
3 - Rear-end

Roadway
01 - None apparent

Type
Light Conditions
5 - Dark, roadway not lighted

Surface Conditions
1

Type of Roadway Junction/Feature
17 - On-ramp merge area

Workers Present?

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G
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0

 

NARRATIVE


UNIT 2 WAS ENTERING THE INTERSTATE FROM THE REST AREA RAMP WHEN IT FAILED TO YIELD TO UNIT 1 AND WAS REARENDED.

 

Officer
SALESBERRY

Badge No.
284

Time Officer Notified of Accident
04:35

Time Officer Arrived At Scene
04:48

Name of Agency
P01

Date of Report
2/1/2012

Investigation made at scene?
Yes

T.I. #

Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death
1 Comments
I was driver 2 in this accident and I did not fail to yeild.
by Georgertte February 9, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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