(HINTON, IA) A car versus semi accident in Hinton sends one person to the hospital. Emergency crews responded the call around 5 PM Tuesday night. A car, driven by Jonathon Learing of Le Mars, pulled out onto Highway 75 at the intersection by the Cenex station. The southbound semi, driven by James Pottebaum of Hospers, struck the car on the driver’s side – completely smashing it. Learing was life-flighted to Mercy with life-threatening injuries. Pottebaum walked away unharmed. Law enforcement say Highway 75 is extremely busy during rush hour.
Big rig truck drivers must be extra cautious because of the enormous size, weight and force of their vehicles. Eighteen wheeler accidents account for a disproportionate number of crashes, injuries and deaths.
Brett Emison is currently a partner at Langdon & Emison, a firm dedicated to helping injured victims across the country from their primary office near Kansas City. Mainly focusing on catastrophic injury and death cases as well as complex mass tort and dangerous drug cases, Mr. Emison often deals with automotive defects, automobile crashes, railroad crossing accidents (train accidents), trucking accidents, dangerous and defective drugs, defective medical devices.