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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
Sat, 11/05/2016 Car Accident Major collision reported on Interstate 80/35 in Des Moines, Iowa
Sat, 05/09/2015 Car Accident Mitchell Garrison, 17, killed in rollover car accident on Highway 5 in Des Moines, Iowa
Thu, 11/24/2016 Car Accident One adult killed and child injured in car collision at SW 2nd and W. MLK Parkway in Des Moines, Iowa
Mon, 06/01/2015 Car Accident 6-year-old boy killed while playing in the yard when hit by driver Guadalupe Villa-Guzman, 44, in Des Moines, Iowa
Tue, 11/22/2016 Car Accident Soe Reh killed and David Soe, 3, injured in multi-vehicle collision on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Des Moines, Iowa
Fri, 08/14/2015 Car Accident Thomas Heckinger, 46, killed, and Teresa Sagastume, 48, injured in two-vehicle car wreck at Sixth Avenue and Hickman Road in Des Moines, Iowa
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
Tue, 03/31/2020 Car Accident One person killed and one injured in collision at SW 9th Street an McKinley Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa
Fri, 12/23/2016 Car Accident Minor injuries reported in car crash on Interstate 35 in Des Moines, Iowa
Thu, 08/20/2015 Car Accident Wreck slows traffic on Interstate 235 near Euclid Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa
Fri, 12/30/2016 Car Accident Anthony Mure, 18, killed and two people injured and driver Will Henry Howard IV, 29, and Daniel Scott Coleman, 25, arrested after collision following police chase at 19th and Clark Streets in Des Moines, Iowa
Sun, 07/05/2020 Car Accident Ross Jacob Welsher, Jordan Van Gundy, Jacob Lee Van Gundy, and Zachary McBride killed in single-vehicle crash on George Flagg Parkway in Des Moines, Iowa
Mon, 01/09/2017 Car Accident Alleged wrong-way driver Jason Zika, 38, causes 4-car crash, injuring 2 on I-235 after going 90 mph on shoulder in Des Moines, Iowa
Tue, 09/22/2015 Car Accident 2 men injured after crashing truck into home, pulled from wreck which soon caught fire by good samaritans on 19th Street and College Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa
Fri, 01/13/2017 Car Accident Serious crash reported on SW 9TH Street in Des Moines, Iowa