Iowa Legal News

6.13 Knoxville, IA (June 13, 2021) - A three-vehicle collision resulted in two fatalities in the Knoxville area on Saturday, June 12. The deadly crash was reported on IA-14 near Highway G44, south of the Mile Long Bridge, at around 1:30 p.m. that afternoon. Initial sources indicated that a vehicle was rear-ended on the roadway, causing it to veer into oncoming traffic and collide with a motorcycle. The two riders were pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased parties were later identified as 74-year-old Lloyd Hedrick and 60-year-old Lisa Wilmes. Both drivers of the other vehicles were injured, along with an unidentified passenger. All three were transported to a local hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further updates have been provided at this time. An ongoing crash investigation is underway. At this time, we would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to the families of Lloyd Hedrick and Lisa Wilmes. In the hopes of a full recovery, our sympathies are with the wounded victims and their families. Fatal Motorcycle Crashes in Knoxville Iowa In Iowa, riding motorcycles is a popular sport, and many inhabitants love riding their bikes throughout the state. Regrettably, these vehicles put riders at increased risk on the road. Motorcyclists are recognized to have a higher risk of life - threatening injuries in an accident, and many vehicles fail to keep an eye out for bikers, resulting in major incidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 80% of motorcycle accidents end in death or injury, and motorcycle riders are 27 times more likely to die in an accident than passengers in passenger automobiles. The legal assistance you get after a family member dies in a catastrophic Iowa motorcycle accident may greatly impact your case, so it's critical to start the wrongful death claim process as soon as possible. Since not all law firms are made equal, if you need strong legal counsel after the untimely loss of a loved one, you must choose a company with the appropriate expertise. Wrongful death lawsuits are notoriously difficult, and doing it alone will be difficult. The Lombardi Law Firm has been handling wrongful death claims in Iowa for over 40 years, and we are prepared to put our experience to work for you. Our wrongful death attorneys in Iowa go the extra mile for their clientele, and we guarantee results. These are difficult situations, and far too many households try to deal with them on their own. Unfortunately, merely voicing your viewpoint is insufficient. Our legal experts can help you identify a qualified legal team that understands how to make arguments and acquire evidence. Don't fool yourself into believing that you can battle a major insurance company on your own. These massive providers have a slew of tricks at their disposal to cheat wounded people out of their deserved recompense. If you or a loved one has been killed in a Knoxville motorcycle accident, call Lombardi Law Firm now at 515-222-1110 to discuss your legal options. Notes: We use outside sources when writing these accident posts and do not verify all facts surrounding each accident. If you find any information that is not accurate, please let us know so that we can update the post with the correct information. We will remove a story upon request. Disclaimers: The information in this post should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. Always seek medical attention if you have been injured in an accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident.

Cedar Rapids, IA – Motorcycle Crash on Williams Blvd Injures David Ballstaedt

Cedar Rapids, IA (May 6, 2021) – On Sunday, May 2, two people were injured following a motorcycle crash in the Cedar Rapids area.  The accident occurred early that morning at around 1:21 a.m. at the corner of Williams Boulevard and Dean Road. According to initial reports, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle operated by 45-year-old David Ballstaedt of Cedar Rapids was traveling on Williams Boulevard at the time of the accident. The operator lost control of the bike while entering a roundabout, [...]

Clarke Co, IA - Jose Murillo-Rangel Killed in Accident at Kendall St & 240th Ave

Clarke Co, IA – Jose Murillo-Rangel Killed in Accident at Kendall St & 240th Ave

Clarke Co, IA (May 5, 2021) – A car accident in Clarke County on Saturday, May 1, left one person dead and another injured.  The deadly crash occurred at the intersection of Kendall Street and 240th Avenue at around 11:41 p.m. that evening. Local reports indicated that 20-year-old Brian Rosales of Osceola was driving a vehicle on a gravel road when he lost control. This caused the car to enter a ditch, hit a driveway embankment, and crash into a [...]

6.17 Maquoketa, IA - Terry Hansen Dies in Car Accident S Main St

Waterloo, IA – Louise Brown Injured in Ambulance Crash at Sergeant Rd & 3rd St

Waterloo, IA (May 5, 2021) – There were reported injuries following a two-vehicle crash involving an ambulance in the Waterloo area on Saturday, May 1.  The incident occurred at the intersection of Sergeant Road and 3rd Street at around 3 p.m. that afternoon. Initial reports indicated that a Traer ambulance driven by 55-year-old Marnie Edgerly was transporting a patient to UnityPoint-Health Allen Hospital in Waterloo at the time of the impact. Its lights were activated as it traveled north on [...]

Cedar Rapids, IA - Jordan Cabalka Killed in Wood Edge Dr ATV Accident

Cedar Rapids, IA – Jordan Cabalka Killed in Wood Edge Dr ATV Accident

Cedar Rapids, IA (May 4, 2021) – An Edgewood man was killed after an all-terrain vehicle crashed in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, May 3.  The fatal accident occurred on Wood Edge Drive at around 8 p.m. in Delaware County. According to local sources, a 25-year-old woman was operating the ATV. The operator lost control of the vehicle while rounding a curve on the roadway.  Both occupants were ejected due to the accident as the ATV overturned. A passenger on the ATV, [...]