91 Year-Old Man Survives Night in Ditch After Iowa Truck Accident

A Lee County man is recovering after he spent the night in a ditch following an Iowa truck accident.

Accoridng to officials with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, 91 year-old Richard Mabeus was driving his pickup truck on a rural road Sunday night when he went through an intersection and crashed into a ditch. Mabeus got out of the truck and attempted to walk to look for help, but collapsed in the ditch, police say. He spent the night and part of Monday in the ditch before he was found by family members.

Mabeus’ family members called 911 and emergency response crews arrived on the scene shortly thereafter. Mabeus was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident. The nature and extent of his injuries are not known. He is also being treated for hypothermia.

The cause of the truck accident remains under investigation by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

If you have been injured in a similar auto accident, please contact the Iowa truck accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600.


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