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
Fri, 08/11/2017 Car Accident Two people injured when vehicle strikes house on SW 9th Street in Des Moines, Iowa
Thu, 09/08/2016 Car Accident Lea Phann, 12, killed and Sos Phann critically injured in car collision at SE 6th Street and Bell Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa
Sat, 05/03/2014 Car Accident Logan Waltz, 20, and Taylor Aleman, 21, killed, Mari Silliman, 20, injured in accident on May 4 on 260th Street.
Sat, 04/19/2014 Car Accident Matthew Blackford, 21, dies, after he becomes unresponsive after his jeep is stuck in a pool of water near Southwest 45th Street and Evergreen in Des Moines.
Sun, 09/03/2017 Car Accident Michelle Griffiths, 44, killed in crash at SE 14th Street and Army Post Road in Des Moines, Iowa
Sat, 10/18/2014 Car Accident Kenneth Leroy Wallace, 55, killed in hit and run accident with truck on the corner of 26th Street and East University Avenue in Des Moines, IA
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
Sat, 11/01/2014 Car Accident Pickup strikes ambulance on East Sixth Street overpass, trapping two people inside in Des Moines, Iowa
Sat, 10/22/2016 Car Accident Ali Sheikh, 20, cited after crashing into home near 9th Street and Kenyon Avenue, injuring passenger in Des Moines, Iowa
Sat, 01/03/2015 Car Accident Jessica Hiskey, 30, killed in two-vehicle car crash at Southeast 14th Street and Edison Avenue 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
Sun, 10/23/2016 Car Accident Sheila Hensley, 43, dies single-vehicle crash on E. 24th Street 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, 04/02/2015 Car Accident 44-year-old woman injured after her car is rear-ended by allegedly DUI naked woman, 25; partially nude man, 26, flees scene at East 14th Street and Euclid Avenue in Des Moine, Iowa
Sat, 11/05/2016 Car Accident Major collision reported on Interstate 80/35 in Des Moines, Iowa