NE IA man injured in Pott. Co. crash


July 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An accident Friday afternoon on Interstate 29 in Pottawattamie County resulted in a northeast Iowa man being sent to a hospital in Council Bluffs. The Iowa State Patrol says 21 year old Justin M. Ridder, of Aplington, was transported by Glenwood Rescue to Jenny Edmundson Hospital following the crash on I-29 northbound at the 45-mile marker.

Officials say Ridder was traveling in the right lane when he attempted to change lanes after seeing broken down motorists on the right shoulder. He was unable to do so however, because of a vehicle approaching fast in the left lane.

Ridder tried to return to the right lane but lost control of his vehicle. The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer crossed the lane lane and hit a bridge guard rail. The accident happened at around 2:45-pm.