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Head-on crash in rural Iowa sends four to hospital

It is clear that roadways can be a dangerous place if certain precautions are not taken. In most cases, this does not only mean driving safely and following the rules of the road, but it also means ensuring the safety and quality of the vehicle being travelled in. Failing to do any of these steps could mean a disastrous crash. This not only endangers the driver but also other drivers and passengers on the roadway.

Fatal motorcycle crash in Iowa City

During the summer months, residents in Iowa often see an increase in motorcycles on the roadway. These small vehicles are able to maneuver quickly and could easily go undetected, due to the blind spots of larger vehicles. Whether it is during the daytime or nighttime hours, drivers should always be aware of their surroundings. That also means keeping an eye out for motorcyclists. Double-checking before making a turn or lane change could reduce the chances of a motorcycle accident.

Pedestrian struck and injured by minivan in Cedar Rapids

No matter what time of day a driver is traveling, they should always be aware of their surroundings. That does not only mean being aware of the conditions of the roadways and other vehicles on the road but also those traveling on or near the roadways not in motorized vehicles. An oncoming vehicle could easily strike cyclists and pedestrians. When a driver is not properly paying attention, they are not upholding the necessary standard of care. A negligent driver could be liable for the injuries and damages they cause in a car accident.

Automobile-motorcycle crash in Iowa kills one and injures two

As the weather continues to warm up, residents in Ohio notice more and more motorcycles on the roadway. Whether it is being used as a primary vehicle, for enjoyment or for long distance travel, motorcycles utilize various types of roads. These small vehicles could go unnoticed if a driver fails to observe their surroundings. Checking blind spots, mirrors and oncoming traffic is crucial, and when a driver is negligent or distracted, they could cause a motorcycle 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.

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.

Woman struck and injured while delivering newspapers in Iowa

Whether it is a major road, residential area or rural roadway, vehicles are seen and utilized on various types of roads in Iowa. Furthermore, while some drivers are using their vehicles to get to and from work, some drivers drive as their job. With that fact, some drivers travel long distance to make a shipment or delivery while some will make frequent stops throughout the day. No matter the length of their trip or how many stops they need to make, remaining behind the wheel all day for work could put the driver at risk several times each day. This is due to various factors such as traffic, road conditions, negligent driver and driver fatigue.

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.

7 injured in intersection collision in Black Hawk County

Iowa residents understand that intersections are often the location of major crashes. This is especially true during the winter months when vehicles might be traveling too fast for conditions and the driver is unable to stop the vehicle in time. A negligent or distracted driver could cause a car accident and affect several victims. An intersection collision could result in serious injuries and severe damage.

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