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Car vs. Semi: Whose fault? Three People Killed, Two Injured in Iowa

I often report about car v. truck collisions on this blog that are the fault of the truck driver. However, it’s important to know that a majority of car v. truck collisions are the fault of the car. My career—and passion—is to make the road safer when the truck driver is at fault. I strive to …

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Trooper Lucky To Be Alive After Semi Hits Patrol Car

Iowa State Trooper Tracy Bohlen is counting his lucky stars these days. Recently, a semi-truck carrying batteries caught on fire after crashing into a ditch. According to WHO-TV, a man and a woman were inside the 18-wheeler and were able to escape after the driver kicked out the windshield. Trooper Bohlen was quick to arrive …

Trucker Found Guilty Of Fatigued Driving, Faces Up To Three Years In Prison

When truckers do not get enough sleep, the results can be deadly. In fact, fatigued driving is considered one of the top ten causes of truck accidents in the United States with 65 percent of them occurring on long-haul trips. Believe it or not, sleep loss impacts performance similar to alcohol. Your ability to perform becomes impaired …

The OP-1 and MCS-150 forms in truck accident cases

OP-1 is a form motor carriers use to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for operating authority. MCS- 150 is form to register for a USDOT number. Many companies will have filled out both forms. If you are an attorney handling a tractor trailer collision case, make sure you send a Freedom …

Man Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash in Coralville, IA

A tractor trailed collided with a passenger vehicle at the Interstate 80 and Interstate 380 junction on Sunday, April 29, killing the woman driving the car. According to WCFCourier.com, the woman was exiting I-380, lost control of her vehicle and slid in front of a tractor trailer traveling eastbound I-80. The truck smashed into the …

Three Injured When Semi Rear-Ends Car near Claremont, IA

A tractor trailer rear-ended a passenger car on Highway 14 near Claremont, Iowa, injuring three of the car’s four passengers. According to KAALTV.com, the car’s trunk was crushed in the collision, which left two children and one adult with non-life-threatening injuries. The accident occurred on Monday, March 26, near the intersection with County Road 1, …

Two Semis Collide Head-On in Bremer County, Iowa

Three people were hospitalized after two tractor trailer trucks were involved in a head-on collision in Bremer County, Iowa, on Friday, March 23. According to KCRG.com, a tractor trailer traveling eastbound on Highway 3 drove through a stop sign at the intersection with U.S. Highway 63 and struck a northbound tractor trailer. The driver of …

2 Killed When Semi Rolls Through Crash Scene in Percival, Ia.

Two people were killed and five were hospitalized after their SUV rolled over on Interstate 29 in Percival, Iowa on Sunday, March 18. According to KGAN.com, the SUV rolled several times and ejected many of its passengers from the vehicle. The SUV rolled back into the northbound lanes of I-29 when a tractor trailer barreled …

Tractor Trailer Crash Kills One in Chickasaw County, Iowa

A tractor trailer reportedly crossed the center line of Highway 18 in eastern Iowa and crashed head-on with another tractor trailer on Wednesday, Feb. 29. According to EasternIowaNewsNow.com, the driver of the tractor trailer that crossed the center line was transported to a nearby hospital and treated for injuries following the crash. The driver of …

State Trooper Injured in Semi Truck Crash Near Des Moines

A tractor trailer struck an Iowa State Patrol car on Wednesday, Feb. 29, injuring a trooper who had pulled to the side of the road to assist an earlier accident. According to the Des Moines Register, the state trooper had pulled to the side of southbound Interstate Highway 35 when a tractor trailer entering the …

Semi Truck Overturns Near Dubuque, Iowa

Authorities believe the driver of a semi-tractor trailer was traveling too fast when it overturned on a highway ramp in Iowa on Monday, Feb. 27. According to THonline.com, the tractor trailer was hauling a load of timber when it overturned on the ramp connecting northbound U.S. 61 and southbound U.S. 151 south of Dubuque. TRUCK …

Man Injured in Truck Accident in Sperry, Iowa

The driver of a pickup truck was seriously injured on Saturday, Feb. 25, when his vehicle spun out and was broad-sided by an oncoming tractor trailer in Sperry, Iowa. According to TheHawkeye.com, the pickup truck was traveling northbound on a snow-covered U.S. 61 when the driver lost control of his vehicle and spun into the …

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