One flees scene, five hospitalized in crash at Eighth and Hwy 141 in Perry

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Two vehicles were involved in a collision about 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Iowa Highway 141 and Eighth Street in Perry.
Two vehicles were involved in a collision about 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Iowa Highway 141 and Eighth Street in Perry.

Details are emerging at this hour around a two-vehicle accident occurring about 1:15 p.m. Saturday on Iowa Highway 141 and Eighth Street in Perry.

At least four juveniles and one adult driver were transported from the scene to Dallas County Hospital, according to radio traffic, and one person was apprehended a short distance from the accident, apparently attempting to flee scene.

Perry Police Sgt. Jim Archer detained a man named Ben who had entered the apartment building at 516 Clearview Drive, which faces Iowa Highway 141 and was the nearest residence to the accident scene.

Prior to being taken into custody, Ben asked a passerby for a ride. He appeared to be impaired and was bleeding from the head. After detainment, he was judged by Perry Police to be possibly intoxicated and combative and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines for evaluation.

Perry First Responders and Dallas County Emergency Medical Services also responded to the incident, treating the injured prior to transport to Dallas County Hospital. The Perry Volunteer Fire Department provided traffic control on Iowa Highway 141.

ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.

4 COMMENTS

  1. The dude should be glad he’s in a civilized part of the country. In many places, they would have ignored his injuries and tossed him in a cell. Good for the police and the paramedics.

  2. Perry police are a pretty good bunch. They are occasionally overexcited to pull you over for a seemingly minor infraction but usually just make you aware and send you off. I have lived in Perry for awhile now and never had a bad experience. Perry is no different than Grimes or Dallas Center.

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