Hwy. 29 crash results in minor injuries for RF, Hammond driversA pair of accidents within two hours Monday afternoon, sent just one driver to the hospital with minor injuries but triggered a full response from Ellsworth emergency services twice.
A pair of accidents within two hours Monday afternoon, sent just one driver to the hospital with minor injuries but triggered a full response from Ellsworth emergency services twice.
Pierce authorities were alerted at 3:46 p.m., Monday, that pickup had struck a farm truck pulling an empty gravity box on Hwy. 10 near 300th Street in the town of Salem.
Deputies said the crash occurred when a westbound pickup driven by Bertil Weberg, 72, of Maiden Rock, attempted to pass a farm truck operated by James Martin, 60, of Maiden Rock. As Weberg passed, Martin began a left turn into a driveway. Weberg's truck hit the hitch rail on the gravity box.
Weberg was transported to River Falls Area Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to a sheriff's news release.
At 5:25 p.m., Monday, emergency personnnel were called to two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy. 29 and CTH Y in the town of Martell.
Deputy James Thienes said the crash involved an eastbound Old Alero driven by Michael Olson, 57, of River Falls, and a mini-van driven by Marie Schmahl, 82, of Hammond, who was southbound on CTH Y. Thienes didn't elaborate on circumstances of the collision but Schmahl may have failed to yield to the Olson vehicle from a stop sign on CTH Y.
Ellsworth EMS personnnel treated Olson and Schmahl at the scene for minor injuries, according to the deputy's news release.