Police Officers Respond to Crash on I-80

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West Des Moines Police Officers were responded to a serious crash Saturday at approximately 2:30 P.M. The crash occurred on the 6000 block of westbound I-80. Early investigation shows that a Ford 150 pickup was travelling eastbound on I-80 when it crossed over the median and struck a Honda CRV head on.
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West Des Moines, IA

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Oct 30, 2010
 

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People really need to slow down on I-80...I hope everyone is going to be alright!
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Johnston, IA

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Toby Hobart wrote:
People really need to slow down on I-80...I hope everyone is going to be alright!
I agree. I wonder if any state troopers ever thought about stopping somebody for speeding. I think not.
Nick

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Oct 30, 2010
 
Me and some friends stopped by and looked down at the crash and it looked serious, it bugged us all the way home and we wish the best for the injuries, does anyone know why the ford crossed the median???
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Theodore, AL

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Oct 30, 2010
 

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This is at least the 2nd very serious accident in this area of I80 in just a month or so. If Culver hadn't cut their budget maybe we would have more troopers out there enforcing the speed limit. I saw this accident also and it was very serious.
Becky

Des Moines, IA

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That looks pretty bad!
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Ankeny, IA

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It's always speeding that caused the wreck??? How about the driver of the Ford was texting or on the phone when he lost controle. We need NO PHONE IN THE CAR LAWS AND INFORCEMENT!!! The rest of you probably texted while driving with one knee and told all your BFFs about it while you drove home and blamed it on speed. SHUT UP.
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Prayers that everyone recovers.

The speed limit on I80 is to high. You take that high a speed and throw in ANY distraction, phone, texting whatever and its dangerous. It takes mere seconds to lose control and then it's to late.

The speed should be reduced, there should be NO phone use in the cars what so ever, as an agent I have seen to many claims where someone talking or texting was the reason for the crash.

Be safe folks, slow down, don't talk/text while driving its not worth losing your life.
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Morrison, IL

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I hope everyone recovers.

People need to pull their heads out of their butts when they are driving, so many out there are only concerned with where they need to be and how fast they can get there and that then makes them dangerous and stupid.
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Des Moines, IA

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Hey I travel the Midwest for a living, and I-80 in DesMoines is the worst metro I drive
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Why does everyone assume speeding was a factor? I'm pretty sure you can cross the median going 55mph.
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This is my fiance jeff the driver of the truck. I and his family really need a lot of prayers for jeff right now his injurys are VERY serious. And the other was my brother who is 39 years old not 13, and he's inbad shape too. Gods got to pull Jeff threw this he has given me and my children the best life we could ever have asked for

Since: Oct 10

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Oct 31, 2010
 
Jeni- I'm sorry for the error in our story. That was the information we got from the area police. I'll remove the age and change it as soon as I can. I hope the best for your family and a quick recovery.
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Oct 31, 2010
 
jeni wrote:
This is my fiance jeff the driver of the truck. I and his family really need a lot of prayers for jeff right now his injurys are VERY serious. And the other was my brother who is 39 years old not 13, and he's inbad shape too. Gods got to pull Jeff threw this he has given me and my children the best life we could ever have asked for
Jeni I pray for all the families involved. I happened to drive by this and could only think about the individuals that were involved. I hope everything works out for everyone Jim
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Ankeny, IA

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I received some negative comments yesterday, about the new cameras, that have been installed in the metro area lately.
When accidents happen just as this one has, proves to me someone was at fault.
I only hope people learn from someone elses mistakes, it is not worth the risk to avoid our traffic laws, and getting someone hurt or killed.
Since our new cameras have been installed, we have decided to throw-the-book, to all offenders, no matter what the circumstances are, since we are getting sick/tired of hearing excuses from people that seem to be ignorant, and drive as they well damm please.
Shannon

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Nov 1, 2010
 
Jenni, we have the whole neighborhood praying for Jeff and your family. Everyone is so worried. Jeff has done so much for everyone around here and we all hope and pray for a speedy recovery.
Becky

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Nov 2, 2010
 
Jeni, I was one who saw it happen and responed to the scene. We were praying over them the whole time and will continue to pray!! May God be with you through this very difficult time!
jeni wrote:
This is my fiance jeff the driver of the truck. I and his family really need a lot of prayers for jeff right now his injurys are VERY serious. And the other was my brother who is 39 years old not 13, and he's inbad shape too. Gods got to pull Jeff threw this he has given me and my children the best life we could ever have asked for
Charles Struble III

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Nov 2, 2010
 
Okay Am I the only person that thinks it is just a little tacky that the commercial attached to the news clip about the accident is about how fast the new Lexus is! Shameless advertising, What a world we live in.
Charles Struble III

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Nov 2, 2010
 
Jenni, my thoughts are with you. I know we dont really know each other. But I will always have a soft spot for your brother. I hope they both come out alright. If you dont mind, could you come find me on F.B. and just drop a message letting me know how they are. Charles E. Struble, there are two of us so I am the younger version. (2.0)
Jeni

Lincoln, NE

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Nov 4, 2010
 
Thank you all for your prayers. We can only hope for the best. So far he hasnt woke up yet, but I beg a plead for him by his side to wake up. It's very hard not having him around at home doin family and responiblity finacally things. Just hope I am lucky to get some help to keep everything going. I work but my income alone doesnt reach all the bills. But I take it one day at a time and do my best. As far as my brother goes hes now out of ICU but still has 6 to 8 weeks of hospital recovery yet. Thanks once again everyone. And keep praying

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