Rynkiewicz-Easley-Smith-Hick Accident on I-35

Posted on Jul 01, 2012

Crash Information


 

U
N
I
T

1

Driver's Name - Last
RYNKIEWICZ

First
ZBIGNIEW

Middle
WALENTY

Suffix

City
TORONTO

State
ON - Ontario, CA

Zip
M6K1B3

Driver's Age
61

Citation Charge Code 1
321.285

Citation Charge 1
FAIL TO STOP WITHIN ASSURED CLEAR DISTANCE

Gender
Male

State
ON - Ontario, CA

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

Endorsements
None

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
5 - Uninjured

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:
DECLINED

Transported by:
DECLINED

Insurance Co. Name
ROYAL TRANSPORT

Year
2007

Make

Model
TRACTOR

Style
TRACTOR

Approximate Cost to Repair or Replace
7500

Initial Travel Direction
2 - East

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
01

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

Second Event
21 - Vehicle in traffic

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
ROYAL TRANSPORT

City
DYER

State
IN - Indiana, US

Zip
46311

Number of Axles
5

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
80000

Placard #

Hazardous Materials Released?
2 - No

L
O
C
A
T
I
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N

Date of Accident
6/23/2012

Time of Accident 
06:34 PM

County
Polk - 77

Accident occurred within corporate limits of (city)

Law Enforcement Case Number:
2012035016

Literal Description 
NB/EB INTERSTATE 0035 @ 131.9 MILE MARKER

Legal Intervention?
No

Private Property?
No

X-Coordinate:
442590.5

Y-Coordinate
4611341.

 

U
N
I
T

2

Driver's Name - Last
EASLEY

First
JANICE

Middle
ALENE

Suffix

City
MASON CITY

State
IA - Iowa, US

Zip
50401

Driver's Age
80

Citation Charge Code 1

Citation Charge 1

Gender
Female

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

B - Cor Lenses

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
3 - Non-incapacitating

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 E.R.-DSM

Transported by:
JOHNSTON FIRE/RESCUE

Insurance Co. Name

Year
1997

Make
Chevrolet - CHEV

Model
C1500

Style
PICKUP

Approximate Cost to Repair or Replace
3500

Initial Travel Direction
2 - East

Vehicle Action
01 - Movement essentially straight

Speed Limit
65

Point of Initial Impact
05 - Rear

Most Damaged Area
08 - Left Front

Extent of Damage
5 - Severe, vehicle totaled

Underride/Override
1 - None

Total Occupants
01

Traffic Controls
01 - No controls present

Vehicle Config.
02 - Four-tire light truck (pick-up, panel)

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)
36 - Concrete barrier (median or right side)

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

3

Driver's Name - Last
SMITH

First
KEVIN

Middle
VERNON

Suffix

City
MASON CITY

State
IA - Iowa, US

Zip
50401

Driver's Age
60

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

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
5 - Uninjured

Occupant Protection
9 - Unknown

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:
DECLINED

Transported by:
DECLINED

Insurance Co. Name

Year
1963

Make
American - AME

Model
RAMBLER

Style
4 DR

Approximate Cost to Repair or Replace
1700

Initial Travel Direction
2 - East

Vehicle Action
01 - Movement essentially straight

Speed Limit
65

Point of Initial Impact
05 - Rear

Most Damaged Area
05 - Rear

Extent of Damage
2 - Minor damage

Underride/Override
1 - None

Total Occupants
01

Traffic Controls
01 - No controls present

Vehicle Config.
01 - Passenger car

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

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

City

State

Zip

Number of Axles

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

Placard #

Hazardous Materials Released?

U
N
I
T

4

Driver's Name - Last
HICK

First
MARY

Middle
ANN

Suffix

City
RIPPEY

State
IA - Iowa, US

Zip
50235

Driver's Age
54

Citation Charge Code 1

Citation Charge 1

Gender
Female

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

B - Cor Lenses

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
5 - Uninjured

Occupant Protection
2 - Shoulder and lap belt used

Airbag Deployment
5 - Not deployed

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
1 - Not ejected

Ejection Path

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
DECLINED

Transported by:
DECLINED

Insurance Co. Name

Year
2008

Make

Model
VERSA

Style
4DR

Approximate Cost to Repair or Replace
500

Initial Travel Direction
2 - East

Vehicle Action
01 - Movement essentially straight

Speed Limit
65

Point of Initial Impact
02 - Right Front

Most Damaged Area
02 - Right Front

Extent of Damage
2 - Minor damage

Underride/Override
1 - None

Total Occupants
02

Traffic Controls
01 - No controls present

Vehicle Config.
01 - Passenger car

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

Second Event
26 - Other non-fixed object (explain in narrative)

Third Event

Fourth Event

Most Harmful Event (by vehicle)
26 - Other non-fixed object (explain in narrative)

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?

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)
03 - 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
2

Type of Roadway Junction/Feature
01 - No special feature

Workers Present?

D
I
A
G
R
A
M

0

 

NARRATIVE


VEHICLES #2 AND #3 WERE BOTH EASTBOUND ON I-80 IN THE RIGHT LANE, WITH VEH #1 LEADING VEH #2. BOTH VEHICLES WERE TRAVELING UNDER THE POSTED 65 MPH SPEED LIMIT, BUT OVER THE MINIMUM SPEED. VEH #1 WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND BEHIND VEHICLES #2 & 3, CATCHING THEM QUICKLY DUE TO THE SLOWER SPEED BY VEHICLES #2 & 3. VEH #1 THEN REAR-ENDED VEH #2, PUSHING IT INTO VEH #3. VEH #2 THEN CROSSED ALL EASTBOUND LANES AND IMPACTED THE CONCRETE BARRIER WALL. DURING THE COLLISION WITH THE WALL, A TIRE FLEW OFF/OUT OF VEH #2 AND STRUCK VEH #4. ALL VEHICLES THEN CAME TO REST, WITH VEH #1 DISABLED AND BLOCKING THE CENTER LANE. THE 1963 AMC RAMBLER WAS PURCHASED JUST PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT AND WAS BEING DRIVEN TO THE BUYER'S RESIDENCE IN MASON CITY,IA. IT THEREFORE DOES NOT HAVE A LICENSE PLATE AND HAS AN EARLY SHORT VIN.

 

Officer
CLARK

Badge No.
395

Time Officer Notified of Accident
18:35

Time Officer Arrived At Scene
18:48

Name of Agency
P01

Date of Report
6/23/2012

Investigation made at scene?
Yes

T.I. #

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