Two Transported To Sanford Sheldon After Two Separate Sheldon Area Crashes

Date posted - January 21, 2012

A Sheldon man and a Boyden man were injured in an accident on Wednesday (1/18) near Sheldon.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 5:45 PM, 29-year-old Deric Bootsma of Sheldon was northbound on Monroe Avenue, about a mile west of Ritter in a 1996 Chevy. Twenty-two-year-old Brian Van Der Waal of Boyden was westbound on B14 in a 2002 Chevy Pickup.

The report says Bootsma failed to stop at the stop sign and pulled into the path of Van Der Waal. The Van Der Waal pickup struck Bootsma’s car on the right side. Both units then left the roadway and came to rest in the northwest ditch of the intersection.

Bootsma and Van Der Waal were both transported to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT.

Bootsma’s Chevy was totaled with $3000 damage. Van Der Waal’s Chevy Pickup was also totaled with $9000 damage.

Charges are pending against Bootsma—-

A Colorado man was transported to Sanford Sheldon after he hit a guardrail while driving on Highway 60 near Sheldon.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 2:30 PM on Wednesday (1/18), 33-year-old Jason Berges age 33 of Ovid, CO was was northbound on Highway 60, about 2 miles north of the Highway 18 Sheldon exit. Berges became sleepy and awoke with his car inches from the left guardrail. Berges then swerved and braked hard, but collided with the guardrail.

He was taken to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT. He had been wearing his seatbelt.

The 2010 Chevrolet he was driving received $3000 damage.

By Scott Van Aartsen
News Director

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