Tipton, IA – Critical Injuries in Semi-Truck Collision at IA-38 & 265th St
Tipton, IA (May 21, 2021) – A two-vehicle collision involving a semi-truck in the Tipton area left two people injured on Wednesday, May 19.
According to the Iowa State Patrol, the incident occurred near the crossing of IA-38 and 265th Street at around 2:15 p.m. Local reports revealed that a Freightliner semi was traveling southbound on the highway when it collided with a Toyota Avalon. Emergency responders were called to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties.
Both drivers sustained injuries in the impact. The driver of the Toyota suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The operator of the semi was taken by ambulance to UIHC for the treatment of sustained injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local authorities.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Trucking Accidents in Iowa
Large trucks are a source of anxiety for many drivers in Iowa, and there is good reason for this apprehension. A massive commercial truck can leave those traveling in smaller cars with devastating injuries, with more than 500,000 collisions involving big rigs taking place each year. In 2019, there were 4,119 people killed in trucking accidents in the United States, and nearly 67% of those fatalities involved the occupants of passenger cars.
Sharing the road with large semi-trucks and tractor-trailers is inherently dangerous. Thousands of people are killed each year in crashes involving commercial vehicles, and the vast majority of these fatalities involve the occupants of passenger cars. All drivers on the road are required to follow the same rules, but operating a massive big rig requires much more skill and experience. Truck drivers who lack the necessary expertise to drive these trucks are at risk of causing catastrophic Iowa trucking accidents.
The weight and size of these massive vehicles mean that they can inflict life-changing in the event of a crash. At Lombardi Law Firm, we know that the injuries resulting from a semi-truck accident often require long-term treatment and can leave victims with life-long mental and physical trauma. After being injured in a Des Moines 18-wheeler crash, you need a qualified attorney fighting for your legal rights. Contact an Iowa truck injury attorney today at 515-222-1110 to discuss your case.
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