Man says his clenched hands caused an accident in Mills County, Wednesday


October 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An Omaha man claims an accident on Interstate 29 in Mills County Wednesday evening, was the result of a medical condition. 64-year old Mark D. Makowske, told the Iowa State Patrol he was traveling north on I-29 at around 6:10-p.m. near Pacific Junction, when his hands suddenly clenched up. The condition caused him to swerve to the right and lose control of his 2009 Chevy Aveo.

The vehicle hit a cable guard rail and traveled down the guardrail before coming to a stop. The guardrail sustained extensive damage, while the vehicle was considered a total loss. Makowske, who was transported to Creighton University Hospital by Pacific Junction Rescue, was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. The Patrol says he was wearing his seat belt.