Monday, May 13, 2013
A motorcyclist received minor injuries in an accident with a truck hauling a fertilizer tank Saturday, according to a report
Sign up for Ames Patch's Newsletter/Like Ames Patch on Facebook/Follow us on Twitter: @AmesPatch A Newton man was sent to Mercy Medical in Des Moines for possible injuries Saturday after he crashed into the rear of a fertilizer trailer driven by an Ames man, according to a report from the Story County Sheriff's Office. Jeffrey Longnecker, 52, Ames, told a Story County Sheriff's deputy that he was hauling an empty anhydrous tank south on 620th Avenue when he slowed to turn east on 305th Street and a motorcyclist came up quickly behind him and struck the trailer, according to the accident report. The motorcyclist, Cory Harmon, 24, was unconscious when Longnecker went to check on him, but up and walking around by the time deputies arrived, …
Friday, April 12, 2013
No one was injured when a 79-year-old driver hit his gas pedal instead of the brake.
Life Line Resources had to board up its building after a 79-year-old man accidentally plowed through it on Thursday. The man was leaving the U.S. Bank parking lot in his Toyota Camry and hit his gas pedal instead of his brake, according to the Ames Tribune. An estimated $30,000 in damages was done, the article said. Ames Newsletter/Ames Patch Facebook page/Twitter: @AmesPatch
Monday, October 29, 2012
State Farm Insurance has compiled statistics on deer to motorist collisions, and Iowa ranks number three this year, falling from its former spot at number two.
Here's one ranking that Iowans won't argue. Iowa ranks No. 3 on State Farm's list of states where motorists are the most likely to have a collision with a deer, with the probability that one out 72 Iowa motorists will hit a deer in the next year. Iowa fell slightly from its old space of number two last year, which is now held by South Dakota (one out of 68). West Virginia continues to be the number one most likely state to hit a deer, at one out of 40 motorists. This probability was calculated by State Farm using its claims data and state licensed driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration. October through Decemberis the most dangerous period for deer to car collisions as white-tail deer enter into their mating season and have …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The pickup the man drove apparently left the interstate and struck a bridge, the Iowa State Patrol reported.
A 41-year-old Ames man died when the pickup he was driving left Interstate 235 in Polk County early Sunday. Terry Lee Rehlander, of Ames, was driving a 1999 Dodge Pickup about 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 235 when he left the right side of the roadway just before the northeast Broadway Avenue overpass, according to a release from the Iowa State Patrol. After leaving the roadway, the pickup struck a bridge and landed on northeast Broadway Avenue before coming to rest in the south ditch, a report from the Iowa State Patrol stated. Rehlander was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected, the release said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the release said.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Ames police officers wrote 30 percent more traffic tickets in 2011 than in 2010.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Anyone who received a ticket while driving carelessly through Ames crash zones in 2011, probably met Ames Police officers John Barney or Amber Rozeboom. The pair wrote more than 900 traffic tickets last year, according to a release from the Ames Police Department. Both officers will be recognized for their contributions toward traffic safety with the 2012 Commissioner's Special Award for Traffic Safety, the Ames Police Department announced Wednesday. The honor will be presented to them at the annual Governors Traffic Safety Conference held in Sioux City in April. This annual honor from the Iowa Department of Public Safety recognizes traffic safety contributions by individual officers that goes beyond their routine duties. During 2011, …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Two-vehicle accident happened off Interstate 35, the Story County Sheriff reports.
An Ames resident was treated for minor injuries after an accident Sunday afternoon near Interstate 35, according to information from the Story County Sheriff's Office. Jack Blanshan of Boone was headed south on Interstate 35 about 3 p.m. when his vehicle left the interstate and stopped at 130th Street, the report said. Blanshan's vehicle then crossed the intersection to re-enter the interstate and was struck by a vehicle driven by Justin Meier of Ames, who was traveling east on 130th Street. Jonni Meier, a passenger in Justin Meier's vehicle, was taken to Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames for non-incapacitating injuries. A sheriff's deputy cited Blanshan for failure to yield upon entering a through highway.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Two Ames drivers have been sent to Mary Greeley Medical Center for possible injuries.
Two Ames residents were sent to the hospital for possible injuries in single-vehicle car accidents in Story County in the last two days, according to reports from the Story County Sheriff's Office. Christine Hadaway was injured in a rollover Monday and Roger Nass was injured Tuesday when a deer landed on top of his roof. Hadaway was traveling west on 190th Street just outside Ames about 10 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Grant Avenue when she lost control of her vehicle and entered the south ditch landing on the driver's side. Hadaway was taken to Mary Greeley Medical Center by ambulance for possible injuries. At about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Nass was traveling south on 500th Avenue near the Squaw/ Onion Creek bridge and in the process …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Three were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 35 this morning.
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident about 8 a.m. on Interstate 35 between Ames and Des Moines, according to a report from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Sudala Kiojai, 27, Ames, was driving a Volvo and struck a 1999 Ford pickup being driving by Steven Howard Coffman, 34, of Van Meter, causing the pickup to hit a bridge guard rail, according to the crash report. Coffman and another man, David Allen Rockwell, 51, of West Des Moines, were transported to area hospitals for their injuries. Kiojai refused treatment according to the report. The accident remains under investigation and charges are pending. Kiojai was traveling at a high rate of speed according to the report. There was no other information available at the …
Friday, January 20, 2012
The driver who struck a school bus carrying Ames students on Thursday was cited in the accident.
The driver of a vehicle that collided with a school bus carrying Ames students on Thursday has been cited with failure to yield, according to Iowa State University police. Dennia Bender, of 12 C Schilletter Village, was turning left from Blankenberg Drive onto Stange Road when she failed to yield and hit the back of the Durham School Services bus, university police said. The bus was traveling a Northwood PreSchool route. No children were injured according to the Ames Community School District but university police said three to four students went to the hospital as a precautionary measure.