Granville Teen Airlifted To Sioux Falls Hospital After Hospers Area Accident

Date posted - July 8, 2013

Sioux AccidentHospers, Iowa — A Granville teen was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital after an accident near Hospers on Saturday (7/6/13).

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 4:40 AM, 19-year-old Lucas Abler of Granville was driving a 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme southbound on Log Avenue, two miles south of Hospers. He lost control of the vehicle, which entered the east ditch where it overturned.

The report says Abler was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident. He was transported to the Orange City Hospital by the Hospers Ambulance and later airlifted to Sioux Falls, SD for what the report calls “incapacitating injuries”.

Abler’s vehicle sustained $4,000 damage and is considered a total loss.

Abler was cited for failure to maintain control and failure to wear a seatbelt.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Hospers Ambulance and Fire Departments.

Sheriff’s officials say alcohol is considered to be a factor in the accident, which remains under investigation.

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One Response to “Granville Teen Airlifted To Sioux Falls Hospital After Hospers Area Accident”

  1. Todd and DelRae Abler says:

    We wish to express our deepest gratitude to the first responders and physicians who assisted our son, Lucas, at the scene of the accident and at Orange City Hospital. Also, to whomever contacted authorities, we are very grateful for your actions; you are our hero and your diligence most likely saved his life Saturday morning. God bless each of you and thanks for the work you do.

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