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Iowa intersection proving to be dangerous after numerous crashes

Iowa residents are often aware when a serious incident happens in their area. When a roadway is considered hazardous, the city or town will implement changes, especially if the road itself needs improvement. When particular intersections are deemed dangerous, the same changes should be carried out. Whether it is difficult for cars to reduce speeds because of a hill, the speed limit posted is too high or there is something obstructing the view for drivers, these hazardous conditions should be corrected in order to reduce the chances of an intersection collision.

An investigation is still ongoing by the Linn County Sheriff's office following a two-car crash in Springville, which is about 150 miles east of Des Moines. Emergency crews responded to the crash and reported that there were injured parties in the accident. Although there were injured victims, it is not clear how many were injured and how badly they suffered.

It was reported that this intersection in particular is becoming a dangerous intersection because it has been the site of several other accidents over the past few years. The cause of the past accidents could help determine the cause of the recent collision. This will not only establish fault but could also help with changes and modifications to the intersection to avoid future accidents.

When a person suffers injuries in a car accident, they may have legal options against other parties involved in the accident. A personal injury claim could help the injured party recover compensation. The monetary award could help cover the costs associated with the accident such as medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Road conditions can often play a role in an accident. An intersection accident could be due to driver negligence or faulty design of the intersection. No matter the cause, an injured party should understand their legal situation.

Source: KCRG, "Another Accident at Dangerous Springville Intersection," Jan. 20, 2014

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