Rock Rapids Man Injured In Accident South Of Rock Rapids

Lyon County Ambulance 60-A3 smRock Rapids, Iowa — A Rock Rapids man was injured in an accident near Rock Rapids on Thursday evening (1/17).

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 6:05 Thursday evening, 27-year-old Travis Van Veldhuizen of Rock Rapids was southbound in a 1996 Isuzu Hombre pickup truck on Highway 75, approaching the intersection with 170th Street, about a mile south of Rock Rapids. Forty-year-old Sherry Baker of Rock Rapids was also southbound, behind Van Veldhuizen in a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica.

The report says Baker failed to stop as Van Veldhizen was slowing to make a turn onto 170th.

Van Veldhuizen received minor injuries.

Baker’s Pacifica was completely disabled, but received an undetermined amount of damage. Van Veldhuizen’s pickup was still operational, but received $2,000 in damage.

The Rock Rapids Fire Department and Lyon County Ambulance Personnel assisted the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department.

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