In Alta Vista a two-year-old was thrown from a horse drawn buggy and was killed. The horse bolted and it appears as the father was unhitching the buggy, the horse was spooked, took off running and the buggy ended up entangled in a tractor with steel wheels. The young girl was thrown and pinned between the buggy and the steel wheels.

In other news the Iowa AG has a Wisconsin telemarketer settling a consumer action by getting them to agree to stop fundraising calls in Iowa.

A school bus from Lynville-Sully School District rolled in a ditch near Searsboro without causing serious injury to the students or driver.

The remains found in a farm field in Mahaska County, Iowa are those of a 24-year-old Fremont man missing since October 2008. The man was reported by his dad to have suffered from schizophrenia and took his own life.

Several children were pulled from a Waterloo home as it burned. The children were rescued by firefighters using a ladder to enter the second story of the home. The children suffered from smoke inhalation and were treated at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. There is no mention of the fire's cause and origin or if smoke detectors were in working order. This is probably a good reminder to all of us to check batteries in our smoke detectors.

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