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Two Taken To Hospital After Thursday Night Accident North Of Rock Rapids

Lyon County Ambulance 60-A3 smRock Rapids, Iowa — Two people were taken to the hospital after an accident near Rock Rapids last night (3/28).

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 10:35 PM, 19-year-old Rykker Harr of Rock Rapids was driving a 2013 Volkswagon Beetle north bound on Harding Boulevard, north of Rock Rapids, when he swerved to miss a deer.

The Volkswagon went into the east ditch and then ramped the ditch of Hark Boulevard. The vehicle then landed in the north ditch, went into some bushes, ramped up and hit a couple of trees and rolled. It came to a rest in the east ditch of Harding Avenue.

The Lyon County Ambulance took both occupants to Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital.

Harr’s grandfather, Rickie Niessink is the owner of the Volkswagon Bug which received $12,000 in damage.

The Iowa State Patrol and Rock Rapids Fire and Rescue assisted the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

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