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Woman Taken To Hospital After Alton Area Accident

emergency light fire ambulanceAlton, Iowa — A Utah woman was taken to the hospital after an accident near Alton on Sunday.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 4:30 p.m., 67-year-old Ida Ripley of South Jordan, UT was driving a 2013 Hyundai Sonata southbound on Highway 60, a mile south of Alton, when she lost control of the vehicle, which entered the west ditch and struck a MidAmerican Energy electrical power pole.

The Sheriff’s office reports that the Alton Ambulance took Ripley to the Orange City Hospital.

They say the Hyundai sustained about $10,000 in damage. The pole sustained about $3,000 in
damage, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

They report that the Alton Ambulance crew and the Alton Fire Department assisted them with the response to the accident.

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