Teen survivor of deadly Iowa car crash grabs keys from other driver after he refuses to call 911 – In this Iowa car accident a 17-year-old, Chrishaun Moten was killed; he was seated in the back seat. The news report makes it unclear if the driver had insurance. Here is a quote from the news story: “Jessilyn Eisman, 16, told Omaha television station KETV that after a van driving the wrong way on Veterans Memorial Highway struck her friend's car early Friday, she crawled from the wreckage and yelled at the driver to call 911, but he refused. She said she then took the man's keys. Her friend, 17-year-old Chrishaun Moten, was in the back seat and was killed in the crash. The other two Council Bluffs teens were hospitalized with injuries. Brenden Kniesly, 18, the driver of the car, was in stable condition at a Council Bluffs hospital Saturday. Philip Moffatt, 17, was seriously injured, but was improving at an Omaha hospital, police said.” The driver is believed to be Hiberto Velasquez-Ramirez who is reported to have given an interview through an interpreter while at the jail claiming the accident was not his fault, that another driver had swerved causing the crash. Well, that's what trials are for. 

In a second accident in Buchanan County an accident on Iowa Highway 150 south of Independence a man driving a John Deere tractor was towing a disabled car, attempted a left turn into a scrap yard, but turning directly into the path of an oncoming semi-truck being driven by Larry Kluiter of Parkersburg. From reading the news story I’m not sure what will happen as far as a personal injury claim for Kluiter, but the dead man, Albert Bearbower appears to probably have a workers’ compensation death claim. We’ve settled these claims by commuting the benefits for the widow. There is a choice widows and widowers must make to either receive the benefits weekly until they remarry or get paid in one lump sum (a better idea) without regard to remarriage. Iowa Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Lawyers, Fatal tractor accident on Highway 50 South, Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa. These workers' compensation claims aren't easy to commute so when one arises in your life see a lawyer. Let us help you like we’ve helped many clients with similar claims over the past 32 years.

The third Iowa highway crash injured three people in a car accident on Highway 330. The news report describes the accident as a failure to yield collision. “According to the Iowa State Patrol crash report, Diana Bustamante, 34, of Melbourne, was exiting Randhawa Travel Center on Highway 330 near Melbourne when she failed to yield and was broadsided by an oncoming car driven by Martin Glendenning, 30, of Olathe, Kan.” The people from Olathe, Kansas may need to hire an Iowa personal injury lawyer, a service our firm provides to out-of-state car accident victims.

“Although Glendenning, his passenger, Cezarina Glendenning, 31, of Olathe, Kan., and Bustamante were all wearing their seat belts, all three still suffered injuries, according to the report. Seat belt use saved their lives. Paramedics transported all three victims to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center for treatment.” Crash on Highway 330 injures three people including several from Kansas.

And the fourth personal injury accident happened in Lee County where one guy driving a Massey-Ferguson tractor gets rearended by a semi-truck being driven by Harry Dochterman heading southbound. The guy in the tractor was Stephen J. Smith of Lee County. Lee County Tractor/Slow Moving Vehicle and Semi-truck Collision. We handle a lot of these cases in Iowa and have recently settled in excess of $600,000 in settlements which you can read about some in the verdicts and settlements portion of our website. You will note we are careful to protect our clients confidentiality and rights to privacy. Call us if we can assist you with your Iowa personal injury, workers’ compensation or car/truck accident case. 

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