Two From Sioux Center, Hull Taken To Hospital After Accident Near Sioux Center Friday

Date posted - September 30, 2012

Sioux Center, Iowa — On Friday, September 28 at 3:48 PM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 380th Street and Hickory Avenue, two miles northeast of Sioux Center.

Herman Hofman, age 21, of Sioux Center was driving a 1995 Toyota Camry eastbound on 380th Street; he then stopped for the stop sign at Hickory Avenue. Hester De Jongh, age 69, of Hull was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup northbound on Hickory Avenue. As Hofman proceeded eastbound into the intersection, he collided with De Jongh; following the collision both vehicles entered the northeast ditch where the Chevrolet rolled. Hofman became trapped in his vehicle and required extrication by emergency services. Hofman and De Jongh were both transported to the Sioux Center Hospital by the Sioux Center Ambulance for treatment of their injuries.

The Toyota sustained about $7,000 in damages. The Chevrolet sustained about $10,000 in damages. Hofman was cited for failure to obey stop sign. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Sioux Center Fire, Rescue and Sioux Center Ambulance.

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One Response to “Two From Sioux Center, Hull Taken To Hospital After Accident Near Sioux Center Friday”

  1. I am like an owl when I stop at a stop sign. I look each way a minimum of 3 times before I proceed through it. Once a few years ago, I proceeded to pull out and a passenger warned me to watch out. I for some reason did not look more than once and almost got broadsided. Never again. Even when someone is behind me and I look like an idiot checking both ways 3 times to them. Better safe and get honked at than proceed through and get hit.

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