Sioux Center Woman Injured In Accident On Sioux Center’s North Side

Date posted - December 11, 2012

Sioux Center, Iowa — A Sioux Center woman was injured in an accident on Friday (12/7) in Sioux Center.

The Sioux Center Police Department reports that about 4:40 PM, 25-year-old Judy Hoppe of Sioux Center was northbound on Highway 75, just north of the Pella Window plant at Highway 75 and 20th Street Northeast in a 2002 Jeep Liberty.

The report says the roadway was 100 percent ice-covered. Hoppe lost control of the vehicle, which entered the ditch and struck a utility pole.

Hoppe was taken to Sioux Center Hospital by Sioux Center Ambulance.

Hoppe’s Jeep received $6500 damage. The utility pole, owned by MidAmerican Energy Company received an estimated $2000 damage.

The report says Hoppe was driving too fast for conditions. She was charged with failure to maintain control.

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6 Responses to “Sioux Center Woman Injured In Accident On Sioux Center’s North Side”

  1. Al Als says:

    Another SUV/truck/big-rig over-driving the conditions. Refer to previous Sioux County report for my earlier comment.

  2. Rian says:

    Again, sounds like nothing to do with the vehicle itself. I wager that “driving too fast for conditions” would have applied even if it would have been a VW Bug.

    • Al Als says:

      Uhhh…again…the driver…OVER-DRIVING the conditions. A vehicle itself is an inanimate object, until someone uses some force to get it going. SOMEONE. Therefore big-rigs don’t cause accidents–people overly confident, do!
      *You missed the point, again*
      Of the past 6 snowy accidents, how many were cars (or Bugs)? Zero to be exact.

    • al alstein says:

      check out the newest story involving icy weather, BIG RIG. the biggest passenger vehicle available. my last 3 points have been proven, ryanne.

    • Aaron says:

      You go AlAls.
      Perhaps I can rearrange your point a bit so it is easier to comprehend-
      People buy 4 wheel drive SUV’s so they don’t have to respect winter roads.
      I was told once that the difference between a 2 wheel drive and a 4 wheel drive is the length of the tow rope needed to pull them out of the ditch.

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