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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, 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
Thu, 03/17/2016 Motorcycle Accident Mathew Brooks, 33, seriously injured in motorcycle crash on Southeast 30th in Des Moines, Iowa
Tue, 12/15/2015 Pedestrian Accident James Pascasio, 61, killed in pedestrian collision with driver Osmar Portillo-Rodrigues, 19, at Hubbell Avenue at E. 42nd Street 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, 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
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
Sun, 08/23/2015 Pedestrian Accident Daulton Holly, 21, killed in apparent hit-and-run pedestrian collision on Racoon River Drive in Des Moines, Iowa
Thu, 08/20/2015 Car Accident Wreck slows traffic on Interstate 235 near Euclid Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa
Sun, 08/16/2015 Drunk Driving Wade Franck, 41, killed, and two people injured in bicycle collision with alleged drunken hit-and-run driver Jonathan Rodriguez Leyva, 31, during Urban Assault Ride on Grand Avenue 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, 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
Sat, 05/09/2015 Car Accident Mitchell Garrison, 17, killed in rollover car accident on Highway 5 in Des Moines, Iowa
Tue, 04/14/2015 Motorcycle Accident Kenneth Chapman, 43, dead after motorcycle accident on Broadway Avenue 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
Tue, 03/31/2015 Motorcycle Accident Rodney Wayne McCloney, 46, killed in motorcycle collision at East 27th Street and Hubbell Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa