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Fatal head-on collision in Iowa kills one and injures another

A certain standard of care should always be upheld every time a driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle. This means traveling at a safe speed for road conditions, using a turn signal and taking many other safety precautions. If the driver fails to do so, they could risk their life and the lives of others on the roadways. A negligent, distracted or intoxicated driver could cause a serious or fatal car accident.

Two-motorcycle crash injures two Iowa men

Each year, as the weather starts to warms up, residents in Iowa see more and more motorcycles on the roadways. Although this is common during the warmer months, these small vehicles can still go unnoticed by larger vehicles. This is why it is crucial that drivers double-check and even triple-check their blind spots and mirrors before changing lanes or making a turn. If a driver fails to do so or is distracted or speeding, they could collide with a motorcyclist. Even if they are wearing a helmet and protective gear, a motorcycle accident often results in catastrophic injuries.

Rainy conditions cause two-car crash on Iowa Interstate

Drivers in Iowa understand that weather conditions often contribute to dangerous road conditions. Whether it is windy, snowing, hailing or raining, drivers should adjust their driving for inclement weather. In most cases, this means turning on their headlights, reducing speeds and double-checking their mirrors and blind spots. Failure to adjust during dangerous road conditions could result in a serious or even fatal accident.

Motorcyclist pronounced dead in Iowa crash

As spring starts to bring more and more warm weather, residents of Iowa begin to see more and more motorcyclists on the roadways. Whether they are going out for a quick ride on a gorgeous day, are using it to travel to their destination or are going through the state as they travel across the nation, these small vehicles could include some serious risks. Unlike other automobiles, not many safety features exist. This means that if a motorcycle accident were to occur, a motorcyclist could easily be thrown from their bike, causing serious or even fatal injuries.

Motorcyclist injured in Iowa DUI crash

For some Iowa residents, the warm weather that spring brings also brings out motorcycles. These small vehicles are often driven for enjoyment. Although certain safety features such as a helmet are available, these vehicles do not offer the same level of safety as other automobiles do. This means that if a motorcycle crash were to occur, those traveling on the bike could become seriously injured. This is why it is important that other drivers are aware of their surroundings so they do not collide with a motorcycle traveling near them.

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