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Warning: look out for farmers

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Once the snow and cold stop, spring planting season for farmers can begin. That means you'll need to be extra careful on Iowa roadways.

The Iowa Department of Transportation reports 32 people died in car crashes involving farm vehicles over the past 5 years.

Last year, five people died in a total of 200 farm vehicle crashes on iowa roads. That's pretty similar to 2007 numbers when five people died in 196 crashes.

Crashes Involving Farm Equipment/Vehicles, and Resulting Fatalities and Injuries for Calendar Years 2004 through 2008

 

 

Injuries

Crashes

Year

Fatalities

Major Injuries

Minor Injuries

Possible Injuries

Unknown Injuries

Property Damage Only Crashes

Total Crashes

2004

9

19

35

40

9

118

201

2005

5

14

45

36

17

107

189

2006

8

27

40

37

7

103

196

2007

5

18

47

34

8

110

196

2008

5

15

47

43

11

112

200

Total

32

93

214

190

52

550

982

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