Remsen Woman Taken To Hospital After Alton Accident

Alton, Iowa– A Remsen woman was taken to the hospital after an accident at Alton on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.

The Orange City Police Department reports that at about 11:00 a.m., 18-year-old John Van Wyk of Alton was driving a 1996 Pontiac eastbound on Highway 10, at the northeast corner of Alton, where Highway 10 eastbound turns south. They tell us that 68-year-old Debra Niehus-Schuetz of Remsen was northbound, turning westbound on 10 in a 2019 Dodge minivan.

The report says that Niehus-Schuetz was at the stop sign turning westbound. She told the officer that she did not see the Van Wyk vehicle coming in the inside lane because there were two cars turning south in the outside lane.

The Alton Ambulance took Niehus-Schuetz to Orange City Health System Hospital.

Van Wyk’s Pontiac sustained $1000 in damages, and Niehus-Schuetz’s Dodge minivan sustained $8000 in damages.

Niehus-Schuetz was charged with failure to yield from a stop sign.


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