Passerby helps man in one-car mishap Friday morning

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Perry Chief of Police Eric Vaughn moves a vehicle that left the roadway Friday morning on 11th Street north of Warford Street. Loren Mitchell of Adel, right, notified authorities about the incident, which was apparently caused by a medical condition.

Loren Mitchell of rural Adel played the Good Samaritan Friday morning to a Perry motorist in distress.
Loren Mitchell of rural Adel played the Good Samaritan Friday morning to a Perry motorist in distress.

Quick action by Loren Mitchell of rural Adel brought Perry Police Department officers and Dallas County EMS personnel to the scene of a one-vehicle accident Friday morning, where a medical condition apparently caused a driver to lose control of his car.

“I saw the car when I drove by and knew it wasn’t parked quite right,” Mitchel said. “Then I saw the skid marks and backed up.”

Mitchell said he saw an elderly male at the wheel of the car, which was halfway off the street and stuck in deep snow. When Mitchell, a longtime employee of Woodward Resource Center, saw the driver was bleeding from the mouth, he called 911.

The driver was treated at the scene by Dallas County EMS and later transported to Dallas County Hospital. Perry police removed the vehicle from the snow bank.

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

The Perry Police Department and Dallas County EMS responded to a one-vehicle accident on 11th Street in Perry Friday morning. Loren Mitchell of rural Adel, center, reported the mishap to police.
The Perry Police Department and Dallas County EMS responded to a one-vehicle accident on 11th Street in Perry Friday morning. Loren Mitchell of rural Adel, center, reported the mishap to police.

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