DAVID J. ZARIFIS
Name: David J. Zarifis
Address: 4119 Southlawn Road
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613
Work: University of Northern Iowa
Department of Public Safety
102 Gilchrist Hall, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614
Date: October 14, 1996
On the evening of October 4, 1996 at approximately 11:00 p.m,
I left my residence at 4119 Southlawn Road in Cedar Falls to pick
my son up from work at the Ryder Shop located in the new Cedar
Falls Industrial Park area.
I left my residence and traveled to the intersection of S.
Main and Greenhill Road. I made a right hand turn, and after
turning, I noticed the traffic lights on Hwy. 58 and Greenhill Road
were in a flashing mode for Westbound traffic on Greenhill Road.
As I was approaching the intersection, I noticed a tan colored
vehicle along the West side of the east bound lane of Greenhill
Road. I also observed a blue vehicle setting in the SW corner of
the intersection on the grass area. The blue vehicle was facing
North. I could also observe two or three other vehicles parked
along side the and near the blue vehicle.
I pulled onto the West side of Hwy. 58 once through the
intersection. I asked the people by the blue passenger vehicle if
anyone was injured. When they responded yes, I went back to my van
and called to ensure help was on the way. I called UNI Public
Safety to have the accident information passed along. I was
advised at that time that notification was already made and
assistance was in rout.
I exited the van and walked over around to the blue Cutlass
which was on the grass facing North. I could observe four people
still inside the vehicle. Several other people were with the
females in the car. I turned and noticed a white male and white
female standing on the median just West of the intersection. The
male had blood on his face. I walked over to them and asked if he
was ok, and if he wanted to sit down until help arrived. He stated
that he was fine, and asked of the passengers in the vehicle were
ok. I told him that help was coming and that it would be alright.
After peaking with this subject, traffic picked up and I then
moved around the intersection to assist traffic so no further
damage or accidents would occur prior to the arrival of the police
and other emergency personnel.
I was at the scene for not more than 4 to 5 minutes when
emergency vehicles started arriving on the scene. I spoke briefly
to the first officers on the scene and advised them of what I
observed once on the scene. I waited for a few more minutes to
make sure I was not required at the scene. By this time,
paramedics, CF Fire Rescue, and others were there to handle the
I left the scene and went to the Ryder Shop and picked up my
son and returned home. The emergency personnel were still on the
scene and attempting to extract people from the blue car on my
return. I did not stop at the scene upon my return.
Dave Zarifis (signed) 10/14/96