Two Injured, Cited In Maurice Area Accident

Date posted - January 29, 2013

1-27-13 AccidentMaurice, Iowa — Two people were taken to the hospital after an accident on Sunday morning near Maurice.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7:20 AM, 22-year-old David Theisen of Le Mars was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Impala southbound on Highway 75, about a mile north of Maurice. Theisen stopped behind a disabled semi-tractor trailer; he made a U-turn and began driving northbound on Highway 75. Thirty-six-year-old Rosalva Hernandez of Sioux Center was driving a 1994 GMC Jimmy northbound on Highway 75.

Hernandez was unable to stop and struck Theisen’s vehicle.

Theisen and Hernandez were both transported to the Sioux Center Hospital by the Sioux Center Ambulance.

The Chevrolet sustained $5,000 damage. The GMC sustained $3,500 damage.

Theisen was ticketed for making an illegal U-Turn. Hernandez was ticketed for failing to reduce speed for the road conditions.

Maurice Fire and Rescue and the Sioux Center Ambulance assisted the Sheriff’s office.

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4 Responses to “Two Injured, Cited In Maurice Area Accident”

  1. Disappointed says:

    Seems to be a lot of accidents lately involving younger drivers and older.

  2. Younger drivers tend to be inexperienced and risk takers while the elderly may have poorer vision and slower reflexes. The answer is to drive defensively and anticipate possible scenarios.

    • chris says:

      well younger people might be risk takers and all but these older people that drive around and have no where to go but coffee time should not be pulling out in front of us people that got bussiness to do. and for one thing why are older peolpe driving if they got bad vision and cant see good?

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