One Taken To Hospital After Sweeper Accident

Hospers, Iowa — A Winterset, Iowa man was taken to the hospital after a construction area accident near Newkirk on Monday.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just before 9:09 a.m., 51-year-old Robert Johnson of Winterset was driving a 2014 Broce Broom road sweeper eastbound on B40 or 400th Street near a construction area. The report says he stopped, reversed toward the south ditch and attempted to drive westbound when he lost control of vehicle and it entered the south ditch. The sweeper rolled onto its top in the ditch.

The Orange City Ambulance crew took Johnson to the Orange City Health System hospital for treatment of what were called “minor” injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office says the Orange City Ambulance crew and Orange City Fire Department assisted on the scene.

Woman Airlifted To Hospital After Crashing Motorcycle

Sanford Air Med 9Hudson, South Dakota — A South Dakota woman was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital following a motorcycle accident in extreme western Sioux County Saturday afternoon.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says 55-year old Karen McCord, of Renner, South Dakota, was driving a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle eastbound on 360th Street, about a mile east of Hudson, South Dakota, when she entered a curve in the roadway, lost control of her motorcycle, entered the south ditch and struck a fence.

Deputies say McCord was ejected from the motorcycle in the ditch.  She was transported by helicopter to Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls for treatment of her injuries.

The accident report indicates that damage to McCord’s motorcycle is estimated at $4-thousand.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol and Hudson Emergency Responders.

No Injuries In Car vs Semi Accident

accident wordSheldon, Iowa — No injuries were reported in a 2-vehicle accident that happened about 5 pm on Wednesday (September 7th) on Park Street in eastern Sheldon.

According to the accident report, a 2003 Dodge Stratus, driven by 25-year old Cody Schnider of Sheldon, was westbound on Park Street when a vehicle in front on him slowed suddenly to turn.  The report says Schnider was able to stop in time, but a 1999 Freightliner tractor-trailer, which was following Schnider, and driven by 34-year old Phillip Westra of Boyden, was not, and lightly bumped the rear of Schnider’s car.

Police estimated the damage to Schnider’s Stratus to be $3,800, while the Freightliner sustained an estimated $500 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Car Strikes Cook’s Cafe

sheldon police pd car door logoSheldon, Iowa — For the second time in less than a week a Sheldon restaurant has been damaged when they were struck by vehicles.

Last week it was the Hardee’s Restaurant at 2nd Avenue and Park Street, this time it was Cook’s Cafe at 2nd Avenue and 8th Street.

Sheldon Police say that about noon on Thursday (September 8th), a vehicle struck the west side of the Cook’s Cafe building.  According to the accident report, a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox was parking in the Cook’s parking lot when the driver’s foot slipped off the brake pedal and onto the gas, jumping a curb and striking the building.

Damage to the Equinox was estimated by Police to be $2,800, with damage to the restaurant estimated to be $12-thousand.

No injuries were reported.  The name of the 90-year old driver was not released in the accident report.

One TakenTo Hospital After $195K Crash

Law Enforcement Lightbar redSibley, Iowa — A truck driver was taken to the hospital following an accident north of Sibley early Tuesday morning.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened about 5:30 Tuesday morning, when a 2005 Peterbilt tractor-trailer rig, driven by 26-year old Blake Joseph Reis of Hartley, was westbound on Highway 9, north of Sibley.  According to authorities, Reis observed a cow standing in the roadway.  Reis told deputies he swerved to avoid the animal, causing his semi to tip onto its side, and come to rest on the driver’s side, partially in the north ditch and partially on the roadway.

Deputies say the purebred, registered cow, owned by Ernest Gradert of Sibley, was killed for an estimated loss of $20-thousand.  Reis was hauling a livestock trailer filled with pigs that were also killed, for an estimated loss of $30-thousand.  Deputies estimated the tractor and trailer to be a total loss, with an estimated value of $145-thousand.

Reis was taken the the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley by the Sibley Ambulance.

Also assisting at the scene was the Sibley Fire Department and Marks Towing of Worthington, MN.

Rock Valley Teen Avoids Racoons, Hits Culvert

Osceola Sheriff Car 72-2Ashton, Iowa — A Rock Valley teen’s vehicle was damaged after swerving to miss wildlife on Monday, September 5th near Ashton.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 9:02 pm on Labor Day, 18-year-old Bryanna Van’t Hul was driving a 2005 Suzuki Aerio southbound on Olive Avenue, east of Ashton. According to the report, Van’t Hul began slowing to turn onto 230th Street when two raccoons entered the roadway.  Van’t Hul swerved to avoid the animals and lost control entering the north ditch and striking a culvert.

The Suzuki received $2,500 damage.

No injuries were reported