Alvord, Iowa — A Doon boy was seriously injured in a dirt bike crash on Saturday near Alvord.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 3:45 PM, 12-year-old Michael C Fluit of Doon was driving a 2006 Yamaha dirt bike owned by Wilmer Fluit Jr. He was southbound in the 2300 mile of Dove Avenue. Forty-two-year-old Daniel Van Ginkel of Alvord was driving a 2006 GMC Sierra pickup owned by Hoogendoorn Construction, Inc. of Canton SD. He was northbound on Dove Avenue.
Fluit turned left, across the road in front of Van Ginkel who was unable to avoid striking the dirt bike. Both vehicles entered the east ditch where the pickup came to rest on top of the dirt bike and Fluit. A tractor was used to lift the pickup up and release Fluit.
He suffered what were called “incapacitating injuries” and was transported to the Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley by the Lyon County Ambulance.
The Fluit dirt bike received about $1,000 in damage. The pickup received about $2,000 in damage.
Doon, Iowa — A Sioux Falls woman was taken to the hospital after a motorcycle accident near Doon early on Sunday.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department reports that 36-year-old Jennifer Marie Waters of Sioux Falls was driving a 2002 Suzuki SV-650 motorcycle eastbound on 240th Street, when she lost control of her motorcycle due to the wind. The motorcycle went off the roadway down into the ditch, where Waters was thrown from the bike.
Waters was transported to Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital by Lyon County Ambulance.
Her motorcycle sustained about $2000 Damage.
The Sheriff’s department was assisted at the scene by the Doon Fire and Rescue, the Iowa State Patrol and the Lyon County Ambulance.
Sibley, Iowa — A Hartley Man is behind bars on several offenses after a traffic stop in Osceola County.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that they have charged 41-year-old Clayton Ahsbahs Jr. of Hartley with Reckless Driving, a Simple Misdemeanor; Second Offense Operating While Intoxicated and Driving while Barred, both Aggravated Misdemeanors.
Ahsbahs was arrested after allegedly operating a vehicle at a high rate of speed. During the traffic stop it was found that Ahsbahs allegedly was barred from driving for being a Habitual Offender. It was also found the Ahsbahs was allegedly operating the vehicle while intoxicated. Ahsbahs is currently in the Osceola County jail on a $4,300 cash bond.
Boyden, Iowa — On Thursday, September 6 at 10:05 AM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 330th Street and Kennedy Avenue, one mile south of Boyden.
They report that 65-year-old Roger Vandestouwe of Boyden was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck westbound on 330th Street. Sixty-six-year-old William Honkomp of Ashton was driving a 1992 Chevrolet C3500 pickup southbound on Kennedy Avenue. The two vehicles collided in the intersection.
No injuries were reported.
Vandestouwe’s vehicle sustained approximately $2,500 in damages. Honkomp’s vehicle was not damaged.
Vandestouwe was cited for failure to yield.
Rural Rock Valley, Iowa — A Platte, South Dakota man was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital after an accident near Rock Valley early on Thursday.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 1:20 AM, 29-year-old Brent Russell Threeton of Platte, South Dakota was driving a 2008 Toyota Scion southbound on K30, three miles north of Rock Valley near 270th Street, when he lost control of the vehicle and it entered the west ditch. The vehicle struck the ditch and rolled at least one time before coming to rest on its passenger side.
Threeton was transported to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley where he was then airlifted to Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls where he was treated for serious injuries.
The vehicle is considered to be a total loss with damages of $13,000.
The accident is still under investigation.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Department, the Rock Valley Fire Department and Rescue, and the Rock Valley Ambulance.
Sibley, Iowa —
September 2, 2012, at 1:40pm, Charles McKee, age 24 of Ashton, Iowa, was driving a 2001 GMC Sierra southbound on Oak Hill Avenue, north of 210th Street when the vehicle went off onto the right shoulder of the roadway. McKee over-corrected and lost control of the vehicle on the roadway. McKee entered the right ditch and struck a culvert and field driveway before flipping the truck onto its top. The vehicle, owned by Innovative Protein Management of Lemars, Iowa, was a total loss. McKee was taken to the Osceola Community Hospital with possible injuries. McKee was given a citation for Failure to Maintain Control and Use of Electronic Communication Device While Driving.
September 1, 2012, at 10:58am, Logan McMartin, age 21 of Sibley, Iowa was driving a 2001 Ford pickup, northbound on 4th Avenue, approaching the intersection of 3rd Street in Sibley, Iowa. Stephanie Krogman, age 48 of Ashton, Iowa, was driving a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica, eastbound on 3rd Street and failed to yield to McMartin’s vehicle and collided in the intersection. McMartin’s vehicle sustained approximately $7,500 damage. Krogman’s vehicle sustained approximately $5,000 damage and was given a citation for Failure to Yield to Vehicle on the Right. McMartin was taken to the Osceola Community Hospital with possible injuries. No other injuries were reported.
In other news from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday (9/1), they received a complaint about an assault that took place in Sibley. Cliff Garnett was arrested for alleged Domestic Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor. Garnett was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $300 cash bond.