Hancock man seriously injured in an accident Thursday night


June 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says a rural Hancock man suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries during a single-vehicle accident Thursday night. Danker says 46-year old Darren Jacobsen was transported by Oakland Rescue to Mercy Medical Center in Council Bluffs following the crash, which happened at around 10:20-p.m. at the Hancock Cemetery.

The Sheriff says Jacobsen was driving a 2011 Ford F-250 pickup that missed a curve on southbound Highway 59 near the intersection of Mahogany Road, and went off into a ditch. The pickup continued up a steep embankment, through a fence and into the Hancock Cemetery. The vehicle went through the cemetery southbound, crashed through the south fence and came to rest in the north ditch. None of the headstones in the cemetery were damaged.

Danker says tests were being conducted to determine if alcohol was involved. The only charge that has been filed for now, is Failure to Maintain Control.