Three Taken To Hospital After Accident

Orange City, Iowa– An Orange City woman and a Hawarden teen were taken to the hospital after an accident in Orange City.

The Orange City Police Department reports that about 1:20 PM on Friday, December 29, 2017, 30-year-old Farrah De Jong of Orange City was driving a 2007 GMC northbound on Frankfort Avenue Southeast. They say 16-year-old Caitlyn Bushby of Hawarden was eastbound on Eighth Street Southeast, or Highway 10 in a 2008 Jeep.

The report says that De Jong was turning left and had a green light. It says Bushby had a red light, but that she told the officer that she could not stop, due to icy roads.

The Orange City Ambulance took De Jong, Bushby, and a passenger in Bushby’s Jeep, Angel Vander Zwaag of Sioux Center to the Orange City Area Health System Hospital.

De Jong’s GMC sustained $8000 in damages, and Bushby’s Jeep sustained $10,000 in damages.

Bushby was charged with Failure To Maintain Control.


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