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Des Moines-Ames, IA - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

As Iowa's capital city, Des Moines is a hub of government, business, and cultural activities. With a Metro population of 569,633, Des Moines is a large and busy metropolis. The major industries in Des Moines are insurance, government, manufacturing, trade, and health care services.

Ames, Iowa, with a population of 60,000, is the home of Iowa State University. Ames offers hundreds of acres of parks, 35 miles of bike trails, and cultural festivals and celebrations, and has been ranked the 2nd most liveable small city in the nation.

The climate of Des Moines and Ames can be severe and affects driving conditions

the Des Moines area has a hot summer type humid continental climate, with hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Summer temperatures can often climb into the 90 °F range. Humidity can be high in spring and summer, with frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Winters vary from moderately cold to bitterly cold, with low temperatures venturing below 0 °F quite often. Snowfall averages 35.3 inches per season, and annual precipitation averages 36.0 inches, with a peak in the warmer months.

In Accident Data Center, find information about recent Des Moines and Ames accidents here:

Des Moines and Ames car accidents;
Des Moines and Ames pedestrian accidents;
Des Moines and Ames bicycle accidents;
Des Moines and Ames motorcycle accidents;
Des Moines and Ames truck accidents;
Des Moines and Ames aircraft accidents.

After a serious accident, you may need information on major hospitals in Des Moines and Ames, including:

Iowa Methodist Medical Center;

Iowa Lutheran Hospital;

Mercy Medical Center;

Mary Greeley Medical Center.

Go to this link to get information about grief support programs and groups in the Des Moines and Ames areas.

Des Moines and Ames legal information for accident victims

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Des Moines or Ames, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Des Moines - Ames injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Des Moines - Ames personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Des Moines - Ames wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Des Moines - Ames personal injury lawyer can do to help.

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Most recent accident reports

Arnold B. Mace of Ogden was traveling northbound on P70 and ran through a stop sign.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
E18 and P70

A woman lost control of her car with her child inside of the vehicle and crashed.

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Authorities say a 5-year-old and a 19-year-old were killed when an Dustin Shakelford's car collided with a semi after he took his two children in a custody dispute.
Friday, September 5, 2014
A police officer has been injured in a crash near Interstate 35 in central Iowa.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Interstate 35
Huxley, IA
The Department of Natural Resources says a Des Moines woman was seriously injured when the all-terrain vehicle she was riding rolled over.
Saturday, June 7, 2014

Two people were killed and another injured in an accident in rural Madison County early Sunday morning.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
260th Street
Type: Car Accident
A wrong-way accident on the Highway 65 bypass claimed the life of one person and injured another Thursday morning.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
A Des Moines man is dead after his Jeep got stuck in a pool of water while off-roading Sunday night. It happened around 8:00 p.m. south of the Des Moines River near Southeast 45th Street and Evergreen.
Two people have been killed in a rollover crash off an icy highway in central Iowa.
Monday, January 20, 2014
U.S. Highway 30
Authorities say a Minnesota man was fatally struck by a car on Christmas as he tried to capture his wandering dog on an Iowa highway.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Two people were killed in a one-car accident Sunday night in Wright County near Renwick. The accident claimed the lives of both the driver and a passenger.

Saturday, November 23, 2013