Bad Weather Causes Severe Accidents Throughout Iowa

Posted on Mar 27, 2013

Snowy Roads Cause Single Car Crash in Dallas County

Snow covered roads on I-80 created dangerous driving conditions on March 11 when Shantel Billington of Earlham, Iowa lost control and collided with the center-dividing guardrail.  Shantel was wearing a seat belt and was uninjured.

Weather Conditions Cause Danger on I-80

Luke Leidal was driving west on I-80 in Polk county when he lost control of his vehicle.  The roads were snowy and icy on March 10 when the accident occurred, causing Mr. Leidal’s car to slid into the center barrier, and then back across three lanes of traffic before stopping on the shoulder.  He was wearing his seat belt and was uninjured.

March Weather Leads to another Highway Crash in Polk County

Ryan Reed of Goldfield, Iowa was driving along highway 35 in the left lane when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the center concrete median.  Kelsey Staub was driving near Mr. Reed in the center lane and swerved to avoid colliding with his vehicle. Ms. Staub’s vehicle struck the center barrier as well.  Both parties were wearing seat belts and were unharmed.

Snowy Roads and Unsafe Driving Lead to Single Car Crash

Haley Chapko of Johnston, Iowa was driving south on I-35 on March 10 at 9:30 in the morning when she fell asleep and her car drifted toward the inside shoulder.  She tried to gain control, but over-corrected and the vehicle struck the inside guardrail before stopping in the west shoulder.  Ms. Chapko was wearing a seat belt and was unharmed.

Unsafe Driving Conditions Causes Rollover in Hamilton County

Lori Schillinger was driving south on I-35 in Hamilton county when her car began to fishtail on the icy roads and her tire fell off.  The vehicle then began to roll until it came to rest in the median.  Ms. Schillinger was wearing a seat belt, and was transferred to Franklin General Hospital for possible injuries.