Trooper rescues woman trapped in wrecked car


June 29th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol has released more information about an accident Tuesday afternoon in Montgomery County. As we told you earlier, the accident happened at around 2:10-p.m. on 215th Street, just east of old Highway 71.

The Patrol says 63-year old Karen Sue McCord, of Villisca, suffered leg and neck pain after she lost control of the 1996 Honda Accord she was driving, as she was traveling west on 115th Street. When the car skidded counter-clockwise, and entered the south ditch, its wheels dug into the soft dirt, causing the vehicle to roll over onto its roof.

McCord was able to unbuckle her seat belt to escape the car, but became wedged inside. Trooper Aaron Nordyke, from Council Bluffs, helped the woman out of her vehicle, just as the smell of gasoline from the engine compartment caused concerns the car might erupt into flames.

The Trooper administered first-aid until Griswold Rescue could arrive on the scene and transport her to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, in Red Oak. The car sustained $4,000 damage during the crash.

McCord was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.