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Iowa City accident kills 1 man, injures another

Vehicles of all sizes share roads and highways, so it is important that all cars and trucks pay attention and follow the rules of the road. Not doing so could lead to tragic results, such as the semi-truck accident that happened in Iowa City recently.

A 55-year-old man was driving a tractor headed east on Morse Road. A semi-truck was headed west on the same road. When the man on the tractor attempted to negotiate a left turn, he ended up in the direct path of the semi, which stuck the tractor. The man driving the tractor was thrown from it and later died from his injuries. The 69-year-old driver of the semi was also injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment. No information has been released about his condition or injuries.

Authorities are investigating the incident, which occurred on the afternoon of May 26. The driver of the tractor was not wearing a seat belt. No information about charges for either man has been released, but authorities will attempt to piece together what happened. Once the investigation is complete, any citations that are deemed necessary will be given out then.

If the semi driver is found negligent, the family of the deceased man could seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical costs and funeral expenses. A family that find itself in this tragic situation might want to consider speaking with a person versed in legal issues involving vehicle accidents. Anyone who has been through this ordeal has a right to find out how the process works, what to expect and what will happen as the case makes its way through the legal system.

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen, "Iowa City resident killed in tractor vs. semi accident," Zach Byrd, May 27, 2016

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