Audubon man injured during rollover accident


June 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Department reports one-person was injured during a rollover accident Wednesday afternoon, about a mile east of Audubon. 73-year old Richard Brooks Gleason, of Audubon, was traveling downhill, east on 200th Street at around 3-p.m., when a trailer full of large hay bales his pickup was pulling began to sway.

The swaying action caused the pickup to go out of control before it went into the south ditch. In the ditch, the trailer jackknifed and broke free of its hitch. The pickup then rolled over, trapping Gleason inside.

The man was transported by Audubon Rescue to the Audubon County Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Damage to Gleason’s 2011 Chevy pickup was estimated at $35,000.