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Elderly man died in pedestrian accident

Posted on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 7:05 pm    

The man struck by a vehicle while walking on a crosswalk lane in Iowa died on June 4, the Sioux City Journal reported.

Robert Ibsgaard, 70, on May 29 was walking on a pedestrian lane across Hamilton Boulevard when he was struck by a vehicle operated by Mark Beltran. The 22-year-old driver reportedly fled the accident scene, but authorities later found him. Though charges of not yielding on a pedestrian lane, fleeing the accident scene, and driving with an invalid license were filed against Beltran, police may file additional charges against him. The incident continues to be investigated.

If a loved one has died by the negligent actions of a reckless drivers, it is important to enlist a lawyer’s assistance to represent you and pursue damages against those responsible. Find out how the Cedar Rapids-based lawyer Leehey Olson Law, P.C., may work for you today by calling (319) 294-4424

Basketball player P.J. Hairston suspended for reckless driving

Posted on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 4:23 pm    

A basketball player at the University of North Carolina (UNC) was suspended by his coach from playing after he was charged with reckless driving
on afternoon of Sunday, July 28.

UNC’s P.J. Hairston was indefinitely suspended by his coach Roy Williams hours after he was pulled over by Highway Patrol on southbound I-85 around 4 p.m. Hairston was charged with speeding, and careless and reckless driving. The incident was not Hairston’s first time to get in trouble with the law, as he was arrested last month for illegal possession of marijuana and driving without a license. The charges were dismissed by the court after the basketball player complied with court conditions.

Sadly, many people in Cedar Rapids sustain injuries every year due to reckless drivers. If you have been injured in such a car accident, speak with a lawyer at Leehey Olson Law, P.C., by calling (319) 294-4424 to discuss your legal options.

1 dead, 1 injured in Rudd train accident

Posted on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 7:48 am    

One person was killed and another injured after their truck was pushed by a train in Rudd last Saturday morning.

According to Iowa State Patrol, truck passenger Brian Leckness, 32, died on the spot and truck driver Gary Eilers, 73, was critically injured after their pickup truck did not yield at a railroad crossing and crossed a set of train tracks as the train was coming. As a result, the train pushed their truck nearly a quarter of mile, causing it to end up on 6th Street. The victims were first admitted to Mercy Medical Center in North Iowa, then
transferred to Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Unfortunately, this tragic event that took place April 20 illustrates all too well how dangerous train crossings can be and the need for safe driving. Our condolences from the legal team at Leehey Olson Law, P.C., go out to all the family and loved ones of those involved in this accident.

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