Car, truck collide east of Fort Dodge
Four ambulances respond Sunday
A car and pickup truck collided on an icy patch of road shortly after dark Sunday about three miles east of Fort Dodge.
Shortly after this, one car lost control and crashed into the ditch near Moorland, west of Fort Dodge.
More information wasn’t available Sunday night about the accident to the east, to which four ambulances responded. It was unclear how many were injured, or how seriously hurt they were.
The accident happened around 5:20 p.m. on County Road D20.
The car was traveling eastbound, while the pickup was traveling west, when it appears the car lost control on the ice, according to an Iowa State trooper on the scene.
One witness said the road “was a sheet of ice” when she came upon the accident before police arrived. She believed there were four people in the truck, while there was only the driver in the car.
John Sorensen, Army National Guardsman based in Carroll, happened to be driving by as well. He helped EMTs and firefighters carry the car’s driver up out of the ditch and into the Vincent ambulance, as well as offering his vehicle for the passengers of the pickup to stay warm.
Three Fort Dodge Fire Department ambulances arrived, working together with Vincent Ambulance and the Duncombe Fire Department.
The Iowa State Patrol is handling the accident. The Webster County Sheriff’s Department also assisted at the scene.
The second accident happened under similar circumstances, said Webster County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Kenyon.
“There’s a lot of black ice out there,” Kenyon said.
About 6:30 p.m., a driver lost control of her 2004 Toyota Camry as she was driving west on County Road D36 near 230th Street, he said.
The car went into the ditch and hit a shed, Kenyon said. The driver was transported to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center.
He wasn’t sure of the extent of her injuries, but said they were not life threatening.