Ties-I-235, Jacknife Semi-truck can lead to workers’ compensation claim

Posted on Jul 01, 2012

Crash Information


 

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Driver's Name - Last
TIES

First
MELVIN

Middle

Suffix

City
NEWTON

State
IA - Iowa, US

Zip
502080000

Driver's Age
62

Citation Charge Code 1
321.288

Citation Charge 1
FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL

Gender
Male

State
IA - Iowa, US

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

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
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
CONTRACT TRANSPORT INC

Year
1999

Make
Volvo - VOLV

Model
TRACTOR

Style
TRACTOR

Approximate Cost to Repair or Replace
15000

Initial Travel Direction
3 - South

Vehicle Action
07 - Entering traffic lane (merging)

Speed Limit
65

Point of Initial Impact
05 - Rear

Most Damaged Area
05 - Rear

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
01 - Ran off road, right

Third Event

Fourth Event
35 - Guardrail

Most Harmful Event (by vehicle)
12 - Jackknife

Emergency Vehicle Type
1 - Not applicable

Emergency Status
3 - Not Applicable

Carrier Name
CONTRACT TRANSPORT INC

City
DES MOINES

State
IA - Iowa, US

Zip
50314

Number of Axles
4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
80000

Placard #

Hazardous Materials Released?
2 - No

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Date of Accident
6/16/2012

Time of Accident 
05:00 PM

County
Polk - 77

Accident occurred within corporate limits of (city)

Law Enforcement Case Number:
2012033651

Literal Description 
SB/WB Interstate 0235 (Milepost 14) and Interstate 0035

Legal Intervention?
No

Private Property?
No

X-Coordinate:
452063.8

Y-Coordinate
4610940.

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If Property other than vehicles damaged explain

Object Damaged
STEEL GUARDRAIL

Estimate of Damage
2000

Owner's Name - Last

First

Middle

Suffix

Owner Company Name
STATE OF IOWA-DEPT.OF TRANS.

City
AMES

State
IA - Iowa, US

Zip

         

ACCIDENT ENVIRONMENT

ROADWAY CHARACTERISTICS
Major Contributing Circumstances:

WORKZONE RELATED?

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

Location of First Harmful Event
4 - Roadside

Weather Conditions (up to two)
06 - Rain

Environment
1 - None apparent

Location

First Harmful Event of Crash (use codes 11-42 only)
12 - Jackknife

Manner of Crash/Collision
1 - Non-collision

Roadway
01 - None apparent

Type

Light Conditions
1 - Daylight

Surface Conditions
2

Type of Roadway Junction/Feature
19 - On-ramp

Workers Present?

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0

 

NARRATIVE


VEH #1 WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND ON THE I-80 W.B. RAMP TO S.B. I-235 IN THE EAST MIX MASTER. NEAR THE MERGE AREA OF THIS RAMP AND THE S.B. I-235 LANES, DUE TO SPEED TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS VEH #1 BEGAN TO JACK-KNIFE. THE DRIVER OF VEH #1 ATTEMPTED STEERING IN ORDER TO REGAIN CONTROL, BUT WAS UNABLE TO DO SO. VEH #1 THEN LEFT THE ROADWAY TO THE RIGHT, CROSSED OVER GRASS IN THE GORE AREA AND ACROSS THE E.B. TO S.B. RAMP BEFORE IMPACTING STEEL AND CONCRETE BRIDGE RAILING. VEH #1 THEN CAME TO REST JACK-KNIFED AND FACING NORTH IN THE SOUTHBOUND RIGHT LANE.

 

Officer
CLARK

Badge No.
395

Time Officer Notified of Accident
17:00

Time Officer Arrived At Scene
17:01

Name of Agency
P01

Date of Report
6/16/2012

Investigation made at scene?
Yes

T.I. #

 

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