On April 19, Brendon O’Brien was walking along the roadway in the 1100 block of East 19th Street North in Newton, Iowa when a vehicle struck him. The driver of the car, Daniel Edwards of Newton, was northbound on the street and was unable to avoid hitting Brendon. The accident occurred at 9:04 p.m. and O’Brien was transported by air ambulance to Mercy Medical Center. Brendon was 14 years old, and passed away on April 23 from the severe injuries he sustained. There is an ongoing investigation of the accident.
Were you involved in a pedestrian-car-truck accident? These are not easy cases to win and be aware the car’s driver will try to blame you. They will say you had the wrong color clothes on or you were negligent for not looking hard enough. It’s unusual for the driver of a car or truck to actually take responsibility for driving too fast and not paying enough attention. You can’t even trust your own insurance company’s adjuster because they are concerned with paying you under your own policy. It’s not unusual for these collisions to result in severe, life changing injuries that are catastrophic so consider hiring us as soon after the collision as you are able. We'd like to help you so call us today. Don't delay, pick up the phone.