2 Children Injured in Adair County Crash


July 27th, 2011 by admin

A rear end accident Saturday on interstate 80 in Adair County Saturday led to two children suffering possible injuries.

At about 1:30 Saturday afternoon, 1997 Chevrolet Suburban driven by 56-year-old Mark Patterson of Tama was traveling westbound on interstate 80. A 2009 Chevrolet Impreza driven by 53-year-old Peggy Hobus of Avoca was traveling just behind Patterson.

As Hobus was driving, she turned to looked in towards the back of her vehicle in response to a passenger opening a back door of her vehicle. When she turned back she saw Patterson slowing down in response to traffic that was slowing down in front of him.

Hobus then rear-ended Patterson’s vehicle.

Injured in the incident were two children in Hobus’s vehicle. They are both 12 years-old and were transported by Stuart rescue to the Adair County Memorial Hospital for unknown injuries.

Hobus was cited for failure to stop within the assured clear distance. Approximate damage from the incident amounted to about $5,000 each for Hobus’s and Patterson’s vehicle.