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Here's what you can do if a negligent driver won't communicate

If the other driver won't call the police or give you insurance information at the scene of an accident, you need to call the authorities to the scene yourself. If the driver does leave the scene, make sure you obtain the driver's license plate ID, so the police can track the driver for their reports. Drivers are required to stay at the scene and should willingly exchange information.

2 killed in tragic motorcycle accident in LeClaire, Iowa

Drivers who are drowsy, drunk, distracted or negligent put others on the roads at risk Whether it's later at night or in the middle of the afternoon, drivers need to stay vigilant. They should stay in their lanes, signal when they want to turn and be extra cautious around motorcyclists, who can be harder to see on the roads.

2 killed, woman given harshest sentence in DUI case

When you lose a loved one in a car accident due to the actions of a drunk driver, you want that person to pay for what they've done. The law varies in how those responsible for fatal crashes are treated. However, for many, Iowa courts are harsh and swift in prosecution.

Fatal Motorcycle Crashes in Iowa

In the past few days, there have been several unfortunate fatal motorcycle crashes in the State of Iowa. On 09/11/16, at least two people were killed in Scott County. News outlets are reporting William Bruce Griffith of Davenport and Ronald Gene Fox of Blue Grass were struck and killed when an SUV crossed a highway centerline. The collision happened on U.S. HWY 67 outside of LeClaire. On 09/12/16, a motorcycle rider died in Des Moines after a crash. Des Moines police are indicating Michael Eugene Murrell died as a result of injuries sustained when Sergio Armin Ancona III failed to yield the right of way. The collision happened at the intersection of Indianola and Porter Avenues in Des Moines. Both crashes remain under investigation.

Pedestrian safety: Keeping safer on the roads

Pedestrians are a vulnerable group of people. They have little protection against a car accident, leaving victims to fight for their lives in many cases. Drivers can keep these people safer by being cautious at intersections and crosswalks, where most people will be crossing the road.

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