Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Doon teen was injured in an accident on Thursday, February 25th near Rock Rapids.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 5:57 AM, 19-year-old Brady Blankespoor of Doon was driving a 2003 Ford F-150 southbound on Highway 75, south of Rock Rapids. According to the report, Blankespoor lost control of his vehicle due to poor road conditions. The Ford entered the east ditch and rolled onto the driver’s side.
The Ford received $5000 damage.
Blankespoor reported minor injuries.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Doon Fire and Rescue, the Lyon County Ambulance, Dusty’s Auto Body, and Trackside Service and Towing.
Orange City, Iowa — An Orange City woman was injured in an accident near Orange City on Thursday, February 26th.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 10:35 am on Thursday, 21-year-old Natalie Wheeler of Orange City was driving a 2000 GMC Jimmy northbound on Jackson Avenue, five miles north of Orange City. According to the report, Wheeler lost control of the vehicle and entered the west ditch, and came to rest on its side.
The GMC received $1400 damage.
Wheeler reported minor injuries and sought medical attention on her own.
Sioux Center, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged in an accident near Sioux Center on Thursday, February 25th.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 6:35 am, 23-year-old Brett Huff of Ramona, California was driving a 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass eastbound on 390th Street, two miles west of Sioux Center. Twenty-two-year-old Fausto Lopez of Sioux Center was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on 390th Street behind Lopez. According to the report, Lopez lost control of his vehicle, struck Huff and entered the north ditch.
The Oldsmobile received $500 damage; the Impala received $2000 damage.
No injuries were reported.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.
Hull, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged in an accident in Hull on Tuesday, February 23rd.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 9:00 am on Tuesday, 76-year-old Tunis Vollink of Hull was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on Division Street, in Hull. Twenty-five-year-old Janet De Leon of Hull was backing a 2005 Chrysler 300 from a residential driveway onto Division Street. According to the report, while backing up, De Leon struck Vollink.
The Silverado received $1500 damage. The Chrysler received $4000 damage.
No injuries were reported.
Sheldon, Iowa — A car that was legally parked was struck by second vehicle in the Sheldon High School parking lot yesterday (Monday) morning about 7:30.
Sheldon Police say a 1993 Buick, driven by 17-year old Steve Garnes Collins of Sheldon, made a wide right turn while entering the parking lot, brushing the front of a 2006 Chevrolet Impala, owned by Larry Towne of Hartley.
Damage to Towne’s Chevy were estimated at about $2,100, while damage to the Buick driven by Garnes Collins was estimated at about $750.
No injures were reported.
Geroge, Iowa — A rural George man was injured in a three vehicle accident on Sunday, February 21st.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 8:49 am on Sunday, 37-year-old Timothy Blankespoor of George was driving a 1989 Buick 98 westbound on 210th Street, west of George. Seventeen-year-old Berry Nason of George was following Blankespoor in a 2006 Hyundai Tuscon. 18-year-old Tyler Minsaas of Canton, South Dakota was driving a 2005 Buick LeSabre behind Nason. According to the report, Blankespoor approached Ironwood Avenue he began to slow and signaled to turn south onto Ironwood. He was stopped on the roadway waiting for an eastbound vehicle to pass. The report continues that Nason did not see that Blankespoor had stopped, Nason ran off the road to the right into the north ditch to avoid Blankespoor. Minsaas was also not aware that Blankespoor was stopped waiting to turn and ran into the back end of Blankespoor.
Both Blankespoor’s and Minsaas’ vehicles were a total loss.
Blankespoor was transported to Sanford Rock Rapids by private vehicle for observation.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the George Fire and Rescue.