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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
Fri, 01/13/2017 Car Accident Four people injured in car collision at South Union Street and East Kenyon Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa
Mon, 11/23/2015 Car Accident Scalicity Perez, 22, dies, and Troy Mure, Jr., 24, injured after wreck leaves car wrapped around tree on 35th Street in Des Moines, Iowa
Sun, 10/18/2020 Car Accident Jazmin Alondra Avila-Arreola, 22, and Daizy Sofia Arreola, 18, killed in crash on 6th Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa
Wed, 02/08/2017 Car Accident Serious T-bone collision reported at NE 43rd Ct. and Hubbell Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa
Sun, 11/15/2015 Car Accident Richard Hummel, 60, and Randall Sonnenburg, 59, killed in collision with alleged drunk driver Deann Gliem, 53, on Hubbell Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa
Sun, 02/19/2017 Car Accident Two people injured when vehicle crashes into Des Moines River off of Interstate 80 in Des Moines, Iowa
Sun, 03/05/2017 Car Accident Jody Ponxs, 46, killed in car crash in Fourmile Creek near NE 54th Avenue and Berwick Drive in Polk County, Iowa
Sat, 03/11/2017 Car Accident One person injured in crash between car and snow plow at SE 14th Street and Edison Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa
Sat, 03/26/2016 Car Accident Susan Farrell, 30, Carlos Puente-Morales, 34, Tosha Hyatt, 32, and Benjamin Edward Beary, 25, killed in wrong-way crash on Interstate 80 near Des Moines, Iowa
Sat, 04/23/2016 Car Accident Timothy Joseph Zepeda, 54, killed in car crash on Interstate 235 in Des Moines, Iowa
Fri, 03/31/2017 Car Accident Child sustains minor injuries when vehicle crashes into Oakview Terrace Apartments in Des Moines, Iowa
Sat, 05/14/2016 Car Accident Grand View University volleyball players Pedro Cardoso and Felipe Noguiere injured in car crash at Grand and Pennsylvania Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa
Thu, 04/06/2017 Car Accident Several injured in alcohol-related 3-car crash at Southeast 8th and Watrous in Des Moines, Iowa
Thu, 06/23/2016 Car Accident Shawn David Ballard, 51, Benjamin Vidales, 27, injured in 4-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 in Des Moines, Iowa
Mon, 04/10/2017 Car Accident Two people injured when vehicle rear-ends bus at East 2nd and Walnut in Des Moines, Iowa