Rollover accident near Woodward injures one Friday

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The son, right, of a driver injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident near Woodward Friday evening was smeared with his father's blood as he answered questions for Boone County Deputy Sheriff Doug Twigg.

A motorist was injured Friday night when he lost control of his vehicle on a rural Woodward gravel road and rolled into the ditch.

The Boone County Sheriff’s office responded, along with the Woodward Police Department, Woodward First Repsonders, Woodward Volunteer Fire Department and Boone County EMS.

The mishap occurred about 8 p.m. on 320th Street just east of K Avenue in Boone County.

Boone County Deputy Sheriff Doug Twigg, left, interviews the son of the driver injured when his vehicle entered the ditch on a gravel road near Minburn. His son, smeared with his father's blood, described following in a second vehicle when the mishap occurred.
Boone County Deputy Sheriff Doug Twigg, left, interviews the son of the driver injured when his vehicle entered the ditch on a gravel road near Minburn. His son, smeared with his father’s blood, described following in a second vehicle when the mishap occurred.

Boone County Deputy Sheriff Doug Twigg said the accident is under investigation, but preliminary evidence suggested the driver of a Nissan Titan pickup truck was traveling east on 320th Street when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and entered the ditch.

A nearby farmer who witnessed the mishap responded and extracted the driver from the vehicle, Twigg said. The deputy sheriff said the driver sustained head and chest injuries in the rollover accident.

A second vehicle involved in the incident also entered the ditch.

“The driver’s son was following him in his car,” Twigg said, “and when he saw what happened, he bailed out to help his father without putting his own car in park. That’s how his car ended up in the ditch, too.”

The driver was transported by Boone County EMS to a Des Moines hospital. His condition is unknown at this hour.

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

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