7 people hospitalized after accident near Boyden

September 01, 2015

SEVEN PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT NEAR BOYDEN ON MONDAY MORNING. THE SIOUX COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTS THAT ABOUT 7:45 AM, 59-YEAR-OLD LIELA MORET OF BOYDEN WAS SOUTHBOUND SOUTHBOUND ON JEFFERSON AVENUE, A MILE NORTHWEST OF BOYDEN. THIRTY-EIGHT-YEAR-OLD NICHOLE BOMGAARS OF BOYDEN WAS EASTBOUND ON 310TH STREET.

THE TWO VEHICLES COLLIDED AT THE INTERSECTION. AFTER IMPACT, BOTH VEHICLES ENTERED THE SOUTHEAST DITCH WHERE THE BUICK CAME TO REST AND THE CHEVROLET ROLLED INTO A FARM FIELD.

BOMGAARS AND FIVE CHILDREN INSIDE THE VEHICLE WERE TRANSPORTED BY THE BOYDEN AMBULANCE, SHELDON AMBULANCE AND PRIVATE VEHICLE TO SANFORD SHELDON HOSPITAL. MORET WAS ALSO TRANSPORTED BY THE HULL AMBULANCE TO SANFORD SHELDON.

THERE WAS APPROXIMATELY 15-THOUSAND-DOLLARS IN DAMAGE TOMORET’S VEHICLE, AND 20-THOUSAND-DOLLARS IN DAMAGES TO THE BOMGAARS VEHICLE.

BOMGAARS WAS CITED ON A CHARGE OF FAILURE TO OBEY YIELD SIGN AND FAILURE TO SECURE CHILD UNDER 18 IN VEHICLE.

THE BOYDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT, BOYDE, SHELDON, AND HULL AMBULANCE TEAMS, AND THE IOWA STATE PATROL ASSISTED ON THE SCENE.