Dust from a Road Grader a Factor in a 2 Vehicle Accident, Injuring 3
Three Northeast Iowa residents have been injured in a 2 vehicle accident in Floyd County.
It happened at about 2:30pm Monday (May 10) on 165th Street, north of Floyd. A Westbound SUV driven by 19 year old Elizabeth Schmidt of Charles City, attempted to pass a road grader, also westbound. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the grader created a cloud of dust, obscuring drivers' vision.
An Eastbound car, driven by Brandon Hummel of Riceville, collided with the SUV, head-on. The SUV driver, 19 year old Elizabeth Schmidt of Charles City, was air-cared to Mayo Hospital in Rochester.
Her passenger, 20 year old Joseph Holzer of Charles City, along with the other driver, 35 year old Brandon Hummel of Riceville, were taken by ambulance to a Mason City hospital for treatment. There was no condition report.
The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol; they were assisted at the scene by the Cowell Fire Department Floyd Fire Department, Charles City EMS and Floyd County sheriff.