Henry Co, IA – Jean Lobanga Suffers Injuries in Semi Accident on US-34Des Moines Accident News
Henry Co, IA (July 10, 2021) – There were multiple injuries reported after a semi-truck struck a passenger car in Henry County on Friday, July 9.
Emergency personnel was dispatched to the scene located near mile marker 231 on US-34. An 18-wheeler and a personal vehicle reportedly collided at the crash site. According to local reports, Jean Lobanga of Iowa City was driving a 2008 Ford Focus at the time of impact.
Lobanga was reportedly traveling at a slow rate of speed with flashing lights engaged. A semi-truck owned by Niece Trucking and operated by Patrick Howard was following the vehicle. Howard told authorities that he was retrieving a dropped water bottle and failed to notice the speed of Lobanga’s vehicle. This resulted in the 18-wheeler rear-ending the Ford, sending both vehicles into a nearby ditch.
A passenger in the Ford was flown to a hospital, while Lobanga and another passenger were also hospitalized for treatment. Howard was cited for failure to maintain control.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is in progress.
We wish the injured parties a speedy recovery. If we can assist with the recovery, please contact the firm.
18-Wheeler Collisions in Iowa
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