Pott County rollover accident


June 3rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following a rollover accident this (Friday) morning, in Pottawattamie County. The Iowa State Patrol says 46-year old Mark Darren Wilson, of Council Bluffs, was driving a 2001 Chevy Tahoe SUV north, down a hill on Wabash Avenue, when he was passed on the left by another vehicle.

Wilson was startled, steered to the right and then over-corrected. His actions caused the SUV to cross the center line of road before it entered the left ditch. Wilson over-corrected to the right again, which resulted in the vehicle catching the edge of the road and rolling onto its top.

The truck slid on its top down the roadway before finally coming to rest in the southbound lane of Wabash Avenue. Neither Wilson, nor his two passengers in the SUV were injured in the crash, which happened at around 12:20-a.m., and caused $5,000 damage.

The Patrol says Wilson was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.