Man injured in Iowa Auto Accident

A man was injured in an Iowa truck accident on Interstate 80 Thursday.

According to officials with the Iowa State Patrol, 55-year-old David Layton was airlifted from the scene of an accident by MedForce helicopter and taken to University Hospitals, Iowa City. his condition was not known. The accident report states Layton was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Police say Layton was driving a semi-tractor westbound on I-80 when he began slowing with traffic in front of him. As he was slowing, near mile marker 288, his semi was struck from the rear by a semi driven by 33-year-old Thomas Leeds. Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Matt Stammeyer said Leed’s semi “drove the trailer up through the cab,” of Layton’s truck, injuring the driver.

Leeds was not injured in the accident, Stammeyer said, but the accident left him “shaken.”

The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Iowa injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling (515) 705-0233 today.

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