Truck driver hurt during Friday accident, north of Atlantic


September 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says a truck driver from Pottawattamie County was injured during a single-vehicle accident Friday afternoon. Officials say the accident happened at around 3-p.m.,  on Troublesome Creek Road, about one-half mile west of Highway 71. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a 2006 Freightliner truck pulling a trailer loaded with corn, driven by 48-year old Roger Fred Hobus, of Avoca, was westbound on Troublesome Creek Road when Hobus reportedly drove to the north edge of the gravel road to avoid an oncoming car.

As he pulled to the side, the road edge gave way, causing the truck to roll over onto its right side into the north ditch. Hobus was taken via private vehicle to the Cass County Memorial Hospital,  where he was treated for minor injuries and released. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $20,000. A fence in the north ditch also sustained damages of $500.