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August 2013 Archives

Motorcycle Accidents Cause Wrongful Death

On 8/28/13, a motorcycle accident resulted in the wrongful death of Nicholas Otto, Urbandale, Iowa.  Otto's motorcycle collided with a truck while Otto was traveling at the intersection of 9th St. and Hickman Road in Des Moines. According to the Des Moines Register, the collision occurred when Katherine Bloch of Polk City, turned left onto 9th St. and directly into the path of Otto's motorcycle. Mr. Otto's death marked the 27th motorcycle related death in the State of Iowa in 2013.

Iowa police targeting drunk drivers during holiday weekend

Did you know that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for children and adults in the U.S.? Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, but the reality is that many of them could be prevented if drivers take steps to operate their vehicles safely. Unfortunately, not all motorists take this responsibility seriously. This can be especially true when it comes to drunk drivers.

Iowa woman recovering from truck accident injuries

In many smaller towns across Iowa, street traffic and road congestion are not exactly huge concerns for residents. But the truth is that cities all across the state, including Des Moines, see high levels of interstate traffic from time to time. Delivery and commercial trucking companies often use routes that go right through Iowa towns and the likelihood of being injured in a truck accident is very real for many Iowa residents. 

Iowa crash raises question of when an accident ends

The facts of the accident seem simple enough. On Friday, Aug. 2, construction slowed traffic on Interstate 380 in Black Hawk County, just outside of Gilbertville. The constant moving and stopping, even though it is done at slower speeds, provides an atmosphere in which accidents frequently happen, and on this day it was no different. 

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