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Wedding Day Turns Ugly with Limo Crash

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7/6/2012
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Who was negligent: The 15-year-old driver or the Limo Driver?

15 year old driver and a limousine rear ender – The 15 year old was with his grandparents heading to a picnic. The limo had a wedding party in it. See Mount Ayr Record-News, This is the most helpful article to read. The reporter, Sharon R. Becker did a good job of providing background facts.

Place of Accident: Highway 30 in Boone County, Iowa.

Traffic Maneuver: Change of lanes to turn left.

We don’t see facts like this every day. A 15-year-old is driving Jimmy GMC changes lanes in front of a Hummer limousine and gets rear-ended. Questions abound including did the kid change lanes too quickly, was the limo driver driving too fast, not paying attention or just negligent? And then what about all those injured passengers in the limo?

“Dorothy Peter, 77, and Delbert Peter, 80, both of Boone, were killed yesterday in a crash outside of Boone on U.S. Highway 30, according to the report.”

The limo had 11 passengers by my count and the Jimmy just 2. But what was going on in the limo and was it distracting the driver?

Type of Accident: Rollover after broadside. Mount Ayr Record-News

“Two other people, Danielle Snook, 28 of Davenport, and Loyd Hise, 24 of Guthrie Center, were both taken to Mercy Medical Center. Snook is listed in fair condition, while Hise is in critical, said hospital spokesman Gregg Lagan.”

Only time will tell us more.

For additional articles read these news reports:

Crash Information


 

 

L
O
C
A
T
I
O
N

Date of Accident
6/16/2012

Time of Accident 
03:15 PM

County
Boone - 08

Accident occurred within corporate limits of (city)

Law Enforcement Case Number:
2012033628

Literal Description 
HWY 30 WB AND NOBLE HILLS PL

Legal Intervention?
No

Private Property?
No

X-Coordinate:
425915.4

Y-Coordinate
4654022.

U
N
I
T

1

Driver's Name - Last
PETER

First
DANIEL

Middle
WAYNE

Suffix

City
AMES

State
IA - Iowa, US

Zip
50014

Driver's Age
15

Citation Charge Code 1

Citation Charge 1

Gender
Male

State
IA - Iowa, US

Class
C - Non-commercial vehicle or commercial Veh w/26000 GVWR or less & either 16 Pass Design or Hazmat

Endorsements
None

Restrictions

2 - Non-Com Inst Permit (Veh less than 16001 GVWR)

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
5 - Not deployed

Airbag Switch Status
9 - Unknown

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
MERCY HOSPITAL

Transported by:
AIR

Insurance Co. Name

Year
1996

Make
General Motors - GMC

Model
JMY

Style
SW

Approximate Cost to Repair or Replace
3000

Initial Travel Direction
4 - West

Vehicle Action
06 - Changing lanes

Speed Limit
65

Point of Initial Impact
05 - Rear

Most Damaged Area
05 - Rear

Extent of Damage
5 - Severe, vehicle totaled

Underride/Override
1 - None

Total Occupants
3

Traffic Controls
01 - No controls present

Vehicle Config.
04 - Sport utility vehicle

Cargo Body Type
01 - Not applicable

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
21 - Vehicle in traffic

Second Event
06 - Evasive action (swerve, panic braking, etc.)

Third Event

Fourth Event
11 - Overturn/rollover

Most Harmful Event (by vehicle)
11 - Overturn/rollover

Emergency Vehicle Type
1 - Not applicable

Emergency Status
3 - Not Applicable

Carrier Name

City

State

Zip

Number of Axles

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

Placard #

Hazardous Materials Released?

U
N
I
T

2

Driver's Name - Last
BARKER

First
JOHN

Middle
HOWARD

Suffix
JR

City
DES MOINES

State
IA - Iowa, US

Zip
50315

Driver's Age
43

Citation Charge Code 1

Citation Charge 1

Gender
Male

State
IA - Iowa, US

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

Endorsements
P - Pass

Restrictions

N - Non-resident CDL

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
1 - Deployed front of person

Airbag Switch Status
9 - Unknown

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:

Transported by:

Insurance Co. Name
ALLBEES OLD MARKET LIMOUSINE SERVIC

Year
2003

Make

Model
HU2

Style
SW

Approximate Cost to Repair or Replace
8500

Initial Travel Direction
4 - West

Vehicle Action
01 - Movement essentially straight

Speed Limit
65

Point of Initial Impact
01 - Front

Most Damaged Area
01 - Front

Extent of Damage
4 - Disabling damage

Underride/Override
1 - None

Total Occupants
18

Traffic Controls
01 - No controls present

Vehicle Config.
18 - Other bus (seats > 15)

Cargo Body Type
01 - Not applicable

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
21 - Vehicle in traffic

Second Event
03 - Ran off road, left

Third Event

Fourth Event

Most Harmful Event (by vehicle)
21 - Vehicle in traffic

Emergency Vehicle Type
1 - Not applicable

Emergency Status
3 - Not Applicable

Carrier Name
ALLBEES OLD MARKET LIMOUSINE SERVIC

City
DES MOINES

State
IA - Iowa, US

Zip
50310

Number of Axles
2

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
11400

Placard #

Hazardous Materials Released?

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)
02 - Partly cloudy

Environment
1 - None apparent

Location

First Harmful Event of Crash (use codes 11-42 only)
21 - Vehicle in traffic

Manner of Crash/Collision
3 - Rear-end

Roadway
01 - None apparent

Type

Light Conditions
1 - Daylight

Surface Conditions
1

Type of Roadway Junction/Feature
07 - Crossover in median

Workers Present?

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
PETER

First
DELBERT

Middle
DEWAYNE

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age
80

Sex
Male

Unit No.
1

Seating Position
99 - Unknown

Injury Status
1 - Fatal

Occupant Protection
1 - None used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
3 - Totally ejected

Ejection Path
3 - Through side window/door

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
IOWA METHODIST HOSPITAL

Transported by:
AIR AMBULANCE

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
PETER

First
DOROTHY

Middle
MARIE

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age
77

Sex
Female

Unit No.
1

Seating Position
03 - Front: Right Side

Injury Status
1 - Fatal

Occupant Protection
2 - Shoulder and lap belt used

Airbag Deployment
5 - Not deployed

Airbag Switch Status
9 - Unknown

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path
1 - Not ejected/not applicable

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
STATE MEDICAL EXAMINER

Transported by:
AMBULANCE

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
HISE

First
LOYD

Middle
KEITH

Suffix
III

City

State

Zip Code

Age
25

Sex
Male

Unit No.
2

Seating Position
99 - Unknown

Injury Status
2 - Incapacitating

Occupant Protection
1 - None used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path
1 - Not ejected/not applicable

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
MERCY HOSPITAL

Transported by:
AIR AMBULANCE

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
SNOOK

First
WILLIAM

Middle
LOUIS

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age
25

Sex
Male

Unit No.
2

Seating Position
99 - Unknown

Injury Status
3 - Non-incapacitating

Occupant Protection
1 - None used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path
1 - Not ejected/not applicable

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL

Transported by:

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
KATCH

First
JESSICA

Middle
LYNN

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age
25

Sex
Female

Unit No.
2

Seating Position
99 - Unknown

Injury Status
4 - Possible

Occupant Protection
1 - None used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path
1 - Not ejected/not applicable

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL

Transported by:

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
MOORE

First
ELAINE

Middle
JO

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age
20

Sex
Female

Unit No.
2

Seating Position
99 - Unknown

Injury Status
4 - Possible

Occupant Protection
1 - None used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path
1 - Not ejected/not applicable

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL

Transported by:

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
NIEHAUS

First
CHAD

Middle
ERIC

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age
34

Sex
Male

Unit No.
2

Seating Position
99 - Unknown

Injury Status
4 - Possible

Occupant Protection
1 - None used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path
1 - Not ejected/not applicable

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL

Transported by:

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
YOUNG

First
PEYTON

Middle

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age

Sex
Female

Unit No.
2

Seating Position
99 - Unknown

Injury Status
4 - Possible

Occupant Protection
1 - None used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path
1 - Not ejected/not applicable

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL

Transported by:

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
KATCH

First
DANIELLE

Middle
NICOLE

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age
28

Sex
Female

Unit No.
2

Seating Position
99 - Unknown

Injury Status
2 - Incapacitating

Occupant Protection
1 - None used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path
1 - Not ejected/not applicable

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
MERCY HOSPITAL

Transported by:
AIR AMBULANCE

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
POLLE

First
DEANNA

Middle
RENEE

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age
28

Sex
Female

Unit No.
2

Seating Position
99 - Unknown

Injury Status
4 - Possible

Occupant Protection
1 - None used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path
1 - Not ejected/not applicable

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL

Transported by:

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
RENDA

First
JOSEPH

Middle
WILLIAM

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age
26

Sex
Male

Unit No.
2

Seating Position
99 - Unknown

Injury Status
4 - Possible

Occupant Protection
1 - None used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path
1 - Not ejected/not applicable

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL

Transported by:

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
KNOX

First
TRAVIS

Middle
JAMES

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age
28

Sex
Male

Unit No.
2

Seating Position
99 - Unknown

Injury Status
4 - Possible

Occupant Protection
1 - None used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path
1 - Not ejected/not applicable

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL

Transported by:

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

P
E
R
S
O
N

I
N
J
U
R
E
D

Name- Last
WATTS

First
CARI

Middle
JO

Suffix

City

State

Zip Code

Age
28

Sex
Female

Unit No.
2

Seating Position
99 - Unknown

Injury Status
4 - Possible

Occupant Protection
1 - None used

Airbag Deployment
6 - Not applicable

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path
1 - Not ejected/not applicable

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL

Transported by:

NON-MOTORIST

Type

Location

Action

Condition

Safety Equipment

Contributing Circumstances

Unit No. of Vehicle Striking

                         

D
I
A
G
R
A
M

0

 

NARRATIVE


VEHICLE #1 WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON HIGHWAY 30 IN THE RIGHT LANE. VEHICLE # 2 WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON HIGHWAY 30 IN THE LEFT LANE. THE DRIVER OF VEHICLE #1 CHANGED LANES TO GET TO THE CROSSOVER AND WAS REAR ENDED BY VEHICLE #2. VEHICLE #1 RAN OFF THE ROAD TO THE LEFT, ROLLED ONCE; EJECTING THE BACK SEAT PASSENGER, AND CAME TO REST IN THE MEDIAN.

 

Officer
LARSON

Badge No.
350

Time Officer Notified of Accident
15:16

Time Officer Arrived At Scene

Name of Agency
P01

Date of Report
6/17/2012

Investigation made at scene?
Yes

T.I. #

 



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