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30-vehicle crash injures several in Iowa

It is not uncommon for numerous vehicles to travel on a roadway at the same time. In fact, the average resident of Des Moines, Iowa, needs to drive on major roads during rush hour. For the most part, numerous automobiles and commercial vehicles are able to share the road and arrive at their destination with little to no problems; however, during significant traffic jams, this can be challenging. Moreover, when a major roadway is filled with vehicles, several drivers and passengers are affected when a negligent driver causes an Interstate 80 accident.

A serious car accident occurred at the interchange of Interstate 80 and Highway 965 located in Coralville. The multi-vehicle crash involved 30 vehicles and caused the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 to be closed for about three hours after the major accident occurred around 10 a.m.

Emergency crews responded to the crash and assessed the numerous victims involved in the accident. Those injured were transported to the hospital for treatment of the injuries they suffered. Although the details of the injuries and the number of people injured were not reported, it was indicated that no one suffered life-threatening injuries.

The investigation of the accident is still under investigation and law enforcement has made no comments regarding the cause of the crash at this time. Once cause is established, who is at fault could become clearer. In the case of a multi-vehicle collision, more than one driver could be at fault. In that case, the drivers would share responsibility for the resulting injuries and damages.

Following a multi-vehicle crash, those injured could file a personal injury suit to recover compensation. This could help cover expenses such as medical bills, rehabilitation, damages and lost wages.

A serious collision involving numerous vehicles and victims could be a very complex situation. Those affected by the crash should seek to understand the situation so they can take appropriate actions.

Source: Des Moines Register, "30 vehicles involved in Saturday accident on I-80," Feb. 9, 2014

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