Sioux County Sheriff’s Office Covers At Least Five Accidents in Season’s First Major Winter Weather Event

Date posted - December 10, 2012

Sioux County, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office covered no fewer than five single-vehicle vehicle accidents in a five hour period Friday night during the seasons first major winter weather event.

While it wasn’t the season’s first snowfall (KIWA recorded .25″ of snow on October 26), the rapidly falling temperatures and mixture of snow and sleet created an icy scenario on northwest Iowa’s roadways.

All of the accident’s covered by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office during that time were single-vehicle vehicle accidents in which vehicles slid from the roadway and struck items in the ditch ranging from fence posts to concrete barriers. Thankfully, there were no significant injuries reported in any of the accidents, however the total damage cost is almost $25,000.

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6 Responses to “Sioux County Sheriff’s Office Covers At Least Five Accidents in Season’s First Major Winter Weather Event”

  1. Al Als says:

    If you read the sheriff’s reports, you’ll notice ALL vehicles were bigger than “cars” (4 were trucks/SUVs, 1 was a van). Didn’t you get that big-rig for winter security? Learn how to drive, people!

    I’ll continue driving my CAR safely throughout the winter, watching out for these people causing WRECKS.

  2. Ryan says:

    That is a pretty arrogant statement, thinking that cars, let alone you, are at no risk of accidents? There is always driver error, but blaming it on SUV’s or vans is not a logical statement. Everyone including you needs to be careful and take their time on slippery roads, regardless of what they’re driving

    • Al Als says:

      Uhhh… I blamed it on the drivers. Learn how to comprehend what you read.

      • Ryan says:

        If you read the sheriff’s reports, you’ll notice ALL vehicles were bigger than “cars” (4 were trucks/SUVs, 1 was a van). This is what you wrote, and what I and probably many others comprehended as you blaming it on trucks, vans, and SUV’s. I think my comprehension of your comment was just fine.

        • Yay for Pseudonyms says:

          Ummm, I’m going with Al Als is blaming the drivers. Sorry Ryan, but I think you left out half of what Al Al’s said in his comment. I’ll finish his quote for you so you can comprehend the entire statement – “Didn’t you get that big-rig for winter security? Learn how to drive, people!”

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