Costly Semi Rollover Accident in Winneshiek County
Over $200,000 worth of damages is being reported in a recent semi accident in Winneshiek County.
It happened Friday, July 24th, just before 11am, on Highway 52, south of Burr Oak in rural Winneshiek County.
68 year old James Six of Ainsworth was northbound, attempting to go around a car that was slowing to make a left turn. The car then suddenly made a right turn instead, but Six was able to avoid a collision. However, his 2017 Semi Tractor Trailer rolled into a ditch along 350th Street.
Six was taken to an area hospital to be treated for unspecified injuries. The total property damage to the semi and tractor, and it's load, was $240,000.
The accident closed down the road for several hours.
Mabel Fire, Decorah Fire, Winneshiek Ambulance, Winneshiek County Emergency Management, Iowa State Patrol and Winneshiek County Engineer’s Office assisted the Sheriff’s Office with the emergency response, and numerous private entities helped with the recovery at the accident scene.
The Decorah Fire Department was on scene for about 5 hours to contain the product that was leaking from the semi's tank and to pump some of the product out of the tank to make it easier for the towing companies to pull the tanker back onto its wheels.