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Complete Des Moines, IA accident reports and news.


Accidents in Des Moines result in serious injuries and deaths each year

After a Des Moines crash, injured people and their families need resources and support. Regardless of the severity of the collision, the people involved are left to deal with injuries, medical bills, property damage, and insurance claims. When a Des Moines accident is fatal, families are left to struggle with their grief and loss as best they can.

Here are resources to help accident victims and their families after a Des Moines wreck

Regardless of whether it is a car accident, pedestrian accident, motorcycle crash, bicycle collision, truck accident, or any other kind of injury accident, the following resources can be helpful for crash victims and their families and friends.

Major hospitals in Des Moines include:

Blank Children's Hospital

UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Mercy - Des Moines

How do you deal with an insurance claim after a Des Moines accident?

Regardless of how severe an accident is, almost everyone involved has to deal with insurance companies and claims. For accidents with very minor injuries and damage, a claim can sometimes be handled by working with the insurance adjuster. For crashes involving more serious injuries, or when a fatal crash occurs, a Des Moines personal injury attorney is needed to manage the insurance claim. Go here to learn more about how a Des Moines accident lawyer helps accident victims.

Most recent accident reports

Date Type
Mon, 12/03/2018 Car Accident Emilio Esteban Garcia, 16, and Jair Sanchez-Banos, 17, killed in crash of stolen vehicle at 30th Street and Jefferson Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa
Wed, 08/08/2018 Motorcycle Accident Motorcyclist injured in collision on Fleur Drive in Des Moines, Iowa
Sat, 07/28/2018 Bicycle Accident Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run collision in Des Moines, Iowa
Mon, 04/02/2018 Car Accident Christopher Harrier, 34, killed and two people injured in car collision at 7th and Cherry in Des Moines, Iowa
Sun, 02/25/2018 Pedestrian Accident Pedestrian Matthew Otto, 33, killed in collision with alleged hit-and-run driver Oleaf Teoh, 22, on Urbandale Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa
Sat, 10/21/2017 Car Accident Kathryn Kinley, 56, and Nariyo Lee, 13, killed, Ryan Rench, 28, and one teen injured in two-vehicle collision on SE Army Post Road in Des Moines, Iowa
Thu, 10/19/2017 Car Accident One person killed in two-vehicle collision at Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Clark Street in Des Moines, Iowa
Wed, 10/04/2017 Truck Accident Minor injuries reported when semi truck jackknifes on Interstate 235 in Des Moines, Iowa
Fri, 09/29/2017 Pedestrian Accident Peggy Bragg, 58, killed in pedestrian collision on University Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa
Thu, 09/07/2017 Car Accident One person killed and two injured in collision with semi truck at East 38th Street and Broadway in Des Moines, Iowa
Sun, 09/03/2017 Car Accident Michelle Griffiths, 44, killed in crash at SE 14th Street and Army Post Road in Des Moines, Iowa
Mon, 08/28/2017 Bicycle Accident Bicyclist injured in collision with suspected drunk driver in Des Moines, Iowa
Fri, 08/11/2017 Car Accident Two people injured when vehicle strikes house on SW 9th Street in Des Moines, Iowa
Sat, 07/08/2017 Motorcycle Accident Viken Koundakjian, 40, injured in motorcycle crash with hit-and-run driver at Indianola Avenue and Hillside Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa
Fri, 06/23/2017 Car Accident 3-vehicle crash reported on MLK Jr. Parkway and Forrest in Des Moines, Iowa