Teen injured in Woodbury County ATV mishap


April 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources say a 13-year-old Sergeant Bluff girl was injured Sunday afternoon after falling from an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on a public wildlife area southwest of Sergeant Bluff, in Woodbury County.

Jayden Vanwyk was a passenger on an ATV being operated by her brother, 17-year old Tanner Vanwyk, when she fell off and broke her leg. The incident occurred on the Weedland Access Area shortly before 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Both of the riders were wearing helmets at the time of the mishap.

Jayden Vanwyk was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.