Wandering Car Hits Semi

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Wandering Car Hits Semi

Rock Rapids, IA (KICD) — There were no injuries after a car wanders across the center line striking a semi.

Shortly after 11 Tuesday morning, the Lyon County Sheriffs office responded to a two vehicle accident about 3 miles east of Rock Rapids on Highway 9.  55-year old Marlyn Van Tol of Lake Park was westbound in a 2005 Freightliner semi owned by Vander Haag’s Inc., and 24-year old Katy Gilbert of Doon was eastbound in a 2003 Buick Rendezvous.

Gilbert’s vehicle drifted into the westbound lane, causing Van Tol to move onto the shoulder of the road. Gilbert continued drifting then sideswiped the semi. Both drivers were able to maintain control of their vehicles after the accident and both stopped on the shoulders of the road. Neither were injured.

Van Tol’s semi received $1000 in damages and Gilbert’s Buick received approximately $4000 in damages. Gilbert was cited for Failure to Yield Half of Roadway.  Assisting at the scene was the Lyon County Ambulance..