Rollover Accident Happens At Curve On Business Highway 75


(Le Mars) — Shortly before 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, the Le Mars Ambulance, Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department, and the Le Mars Police Department responded to a roll-over vehicle accident that happened on Business Highway 75 at the curve next to Premier Communications and Family Table Restaurant. From his own admission, apparently, the driver, an elderly male in his 70’s, was heading northbound, and had fallen asleep and overshot the curve, striking the barrier, then having his car rollover landing on the landscape blocks beneath the billboards. The car had landed right side up. The driver did not appear to have suffered any injuries, but was transported via private vehicle to Floyd Valley Healthcare to be checked by medical staff. The car had sustained some major damage, mainly in the front end. Emergency crews placed traffic cones to reduce the traffic from four lanes down to two lanes while they continued to work the accident scene. The accident scene was cleared within 45 minutes.  The Le Mars Police Department is investigating the accident.