Eddyville, IA – UPDATE: Randolph Beaty Dies in Truck Collision on US-63Des Moines Accident News
Eddyville, IA (July 18, 2021) – Local authorities have identified the Indiana man who was killed following a collision with an 18-wheeler in Eddyville on Friday, July 16.
Officials later revealed that 58-year-old Randolph Beaty of Amboy, Indiana was traveling on US-63 in Mahaska County at the time of the fatal crash. At that time, an eastbound garbage truck failed to yield the right of way. This caused Beaty’s vehicle to crash into the vehicle and become wedged underneath it.
Beaty suffered fatal injuries in the impact and was later pronounced dead. A 56-year-old passenger in the vehicle was taken to a nearby hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. The operator of the garbage truck was not injured in the crash.
An investigation into the cause of the collision is being handled by local authorities. As it continues, more information will be made available.
This firm offers our condolences to all families of those involved and we hope the injured, a speedy recovery. If we can assist with the recovery, please contact the firm.
Trucking Accidents in Iowa
According to national accident data, the occupants of smaller passenger cars have a greater chance than those in large trucks to suffer life-threatening injuries in an 18-wheeler collision, and these incidents are known to result in serious injury or death. In the United States, over 500,000 18-wheeler accidents are reported each year, resulting in thousands of fatalities. The bulk of items and freight are transported by commercial trucks, and their huge weight puts people in passenger vehicles at risk.
Truck drivers who lack the necessary skills to properly operate large trucks risk catastrophic Iowa trucking accidents, which all too often result in the death or injury of innocent individuals. Thousands of people are killed every year in semi-truck accidents, and the vast majority of these fatalities involve those traveling in passenger cars.
It’s risky to travel behind huge semi-trucks and tractor-trailers, which is why many Iowa drivers are worried whenever they pass a truck or other large vehicle on the highway. Even though all motorists must follow the same set of rules, operating a large truck requires a higher level of ability and knowledge.
The weight and gravity of these massive vehicles may lead to life injuries in the event of an accident, and the number of fatalities linked to semi-trucks has been gradually growing across the country. You’ll need to have an attorney to fight for your legal rights if you’ve been injured in an Iowa semi-truck accident.
The attorneys at Lombardi Law Firm will fight diligently to hold a negligent truck driver or business accountable. We will go to considerable lengths to ensure that you receive the most compensation possible for your losses. As the Lombardi Law Firm knows, semi-truck accidents in Iowa can result in long-term therapy and life-altering emotional and physical anguish.
Call 515-222-1110 right now to speak with an Iowa personal injury lawyer about your case if you have been injured by a careless truck driver.
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