The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed nearly 1,700 videos that capture the actions of teens just moments before a crash. The study found that distractions were a factor in 6 of 10 moderate to severe crashes.
Dangerous carbon monoxide levels forced an evacuation at a Council Bluffs motel on Sunday.
Shamrocks, and Leprechauns and Pots 'o Gold! Oh, My!
In 2013 there were 2,087 train crossing incidents reported nationally, resulting in 215 deaths and 929 injuries. These accidents are a deadly and too common occurrence. The organization Operation Lifesaver offers a grim statistic, estimating that a motorist is 20 times more likely to die in a collision involving a train than in one with another vehicle.
West Des Moines authorities were called to a major storage unit fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Last week Punxsutawney Phil, the nation's most beloved seasonal forecaster, foretold six more weeks of winter, and he wasn't messing around! With the icy temperatures and heavy snowfall we saw last week--we think that Phil might be right.
You already know how important it is to always wear a seatbelt, but Des Moines residents should be extra vigilant going into the weekend. Authorities are reporting an increase in traffic enforcement in Altoona on Friday morning. They will be enforcing all speeding and seatbelt violations. This initiative has been planned to increase awareness of the importance of seatbelts.
Our team at The Beattie Law Firm know firsthand that motorcycle accidents may cause serious injuries. In the worst cases, the motorcyclist can suffer from traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or wrongful death. We understand the severity of these injuries and have experience with motorcycle accidents. Our team thoroughly investigates the accident to protect your rights as a citizen on the road.
Snow began to fall earlier today, and will continue across Central Iowa through the morning, making the afternoon commute a difficult one.
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