Accident in Central Iowa sends 1 person to the hospital
August 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson
The Iowa State Patrol says one person was hospitalized following an accident this (Friday) morning, in Polk County. Officials say 60-year old Sue Lundberg, of Boone, was transported by Grimes Fire & Rescue to Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, after the car she was driving went out of control and rolled over when it was cut-off by a passing semi. The accident happened on Highway 141 near Grimes, at around 7-a.m.
Officials say a 2005 Freightliner semi, registered to Jerry Schultes Trucking out of Audubon, was traveling south in the left lane of Highway 141 and passing Lundberg’s 2003 Honda Accord, when it cut the car off as it changed lanes. The vehicle went onto the gravel shoulder and went out of control before rolling over and landing on its top in the west ditch. The driver of the semi, 50-year old Terry Smith, of Lake View, was not injured. Smith faces DOT charges associated with an annual inspection and unsafe use of lanes.