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Three accidents reported Tuesday

Sep 14, 2017

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL


Three accidents that involved people being transported to a hospital were handled by area responders Tuesday.

According to reports from the Washington County Communications center, a head-on accident with a trap was reported at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Highway 218 and 240th Street in Ainsworth. The car was also reported to have been on fire. The officers’ preliminary report stated a red 2005 Saturn Ion driven by Seleena Marie Richardson of Ottumwa, was traveling southbound on Highway 218 and lost control at a corner. The vehicle entered the median and then into northbound traffic where it was struck head-on by a white 2001 GMC Yukon driven by Michelle Olene Hamm of Mt. Pleasant. Both vehicles were totaled. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies, Ainsworth QRS, Ainsworth Fire, Washington County Rescue and Washington County Ambulance responded. One patient was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Richardson was cited for failure to maintain control and no insurance accident related.

Another two-vehicle accident was reported at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday at Highway 22 and Orange Avenue in Kalona. One vehicle was reported on its side. The Iowa State patrol, Washington County Sheriff’s deputies, Washington County Ambulance, Kalona QRS and Kalona Fire responded. One patient was transported to Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. The Iowa State Patrol is handling the accident.

A single vehicle rollover accident was reported at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at Highway 92 and Ivy Avenue in West Chester. The driver of the vehicle was reported trapped inside and complaining of back pain. According to the preliminary report, a white 2006 Ford F-150 driven by Roberta Skinner of Wellman was travelling westbound in the 1800 block of Highway 92. For reasons unknown the vehicle traveled into the north ditch, striking a berm. The vehicle then traveled airborne for about 60 feet, landing on its front end and coming to rest on its top. The incident was reported by a passerby. Units with Washington County Rescue, Washington Fire Department, Washington County Ambulance, West Chester QRS and the Washington County Sheriff’s office responded. AirCare was requested but disregarded. Skinner was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

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