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Union County: Another Head-on Iowa Personal Injury Accident

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

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7/9/2013
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My office practices in the area of personal injury law in Union County so we are familiar with the court system and the rural highways that lay like ribbon across the county. Today's accident is one that needs further investigation in order to determine the cause. In this accident, a wrongful death suit may be the result.

In every case that I investigate I consider how different each is from what’s come before. For some odd reason this is a very active county for personal injury accidents. Some have involved cars running into cows, bulls or other debris in the roadway. Others involved drunk drivers. And still others are just the usual intersection collisions. This one seems to be slightly different. The fact it is a head-on collision isn't unusual. What is unusual is that at least to Trooper Ossian there wasn’t an obvious cause as to why the driver lost control of the car before it went across the center line. Apparently at the scene investigation, which of course is quite limited, the cause wasn't obvious. Which leads the trooper to conclude science must take center stage in this investigation. 

Was the guy just tired, over medicated, under medicated, drunk, texting or just distracted? Some of these causes are a basis for fault, still others are a basis for it being simply an accident. The ultimate question to be answered is whether "the cause" can be considered fault or negligence. In this instance we don't know. What we do know is that we all have a duty to drive carefully.

What will be the cause? No one knows until an Iowa personal injury lawyer investigates and gets to the bottom of the available facts.

A LENOX RESIDENT WAS KILLED TUESDAY NIGHT IN A TWO-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN UNION COUNTY. THE IOWA STATE POLICE REPORTED THAT 79-YEAR-OLD LEONARD PAGE OF LENOX WAS SOUTHBOUND ON HIGHWAY 25 WHEN IT CROSSED THE CENTERLINE AND STRUCK A NORTHBOUND VEHICLE HEAD-ON. THE NORTHBOUND VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN BY 59-YEAR-OLD DAVID WERNER OF MASON CITY. PAGE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE, BUT MAY HAVE HAD A MEDICAL INCIDENT PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. WERNER WAS NOT INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT THAT OCCURED AT ABOUT 5:45 TUESDAY NIGHT. THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE ACCIDENT IS ON-GOING.

News Reports:

Leonard Clifford Page, 79, Lenox, was heading south on the highway when he crossed the center line and struck a northbound vehicle driven by David Irwin Werner, 59, Mason City.

Minimal Crash Report:

 Case Number:

 2013036753

 Type:

 Fatality

 County:

 88

 Crash Date:

 07022013

 Time:

 1744

 Location:

 HWY 25 27MM

 Vehicle 1 Year:

 2002

 Make:

 FORD

 Type:

 VN

 Towed By:

 DONZ AUTO BODY

 Driver Name:

 LEONARD CLIFFORD PAGE

 Age:

 79

 City & State of Residence:

 LENOX,IA

 Vehicle 2 Year:

 2007

 Make:

 FRHT

 Type:

 DS

 Towed By:

 HANIFENS

 Driver Name:

 DAVID IRWIN WERNER

 Age:

 59

 City & State of Residence:

 MASON CITY,IA

 Injury 1 Type:

 Fatality

 Name:

 LEONARD PAGE

 Age:

 79

 City & State of Residence:

 LENOX,IA

 seat belt Use:

  

 Life saved by seat belt:

  

 Transported To:

 ME'S OFFICE ANKENY

 Transported By:

 POWERS FUNERAL HOME

 Motor Carrier Info (IF Large truck is involved)

 Name of Carrier:

 WISEWAY MOTOR FREIGHT INC

 DOT or MCC #:

 278624

 City & State of Carrier:

 HUDSON,WI

 Hazmat Involved?:

 No

 Summary:

 

   

VEHICLE 1 WAS SOUTHBOUND ON HIGHWAY 25 AND FOR UNKNOWN REASONS
CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND HIT VEHICLE 2 THAT WAS NORTHBOUND
HEAD ON ACCIDENT STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION

 Officer Name:

 ISP 160 TRP C OSSIAN

 Post:

 02

 Assisted By:

 UNION ADAMS TAYLOR C

 



Category: Truck And Tractor Trailer Accidents


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