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Trooper stuck in snow while checking on rolled vehicle (VIDEO)


This news story was published on March 13, 2013.
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Iowa State Trooper getting towed out of snow drift on Apple Ave

Iowa State Trooper getting towed out of snow drift on Apple Ave

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer –

VENTURA – Early Wednesday morning, around 5:30 AM, a rollover on Highway 18 about one mile west of Ventura was reported.

At the scene, the female driver of a Jeep that rolled after hitting an icy patch on the highway refused medical attention.

A Iowa State Trooper who was helping the female to a friend’s vehicle pulled onto Apple Avenue off of Highway 18, and got stuck in a large snow drift.

The friend of the driver, who preferred not to give names, said, “She was on her way to work and rolled. She didn’t want medical attention, although she is a little sore. The State Trooper tried to bring her to me and got stuck behind me.”

Tony’s Tire, Truck and Towing out of Clear Lake helped with both vehicles.

“Because of this late season, wintry weather, we have been extremely busy,” said Tony’s Tire, Truck and Towing. “It has been hectic.”

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5 Responses to Trooper stuck in snow while checking on rolled vehicle (VIDEO)

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    My favorite “Troopers aren’t always thinking clearly” moment was last spring. I was headed south in I35. There was an IHP patrol car stuck in the median. The car was up to the rocker panels in mud. The officer had clearly attempted to makea u-turn and got caught up.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Maybe if the plows wouldn’t spend so much time plowing parking lots the roads would be clear.

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      anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 14, 2013 at 11:50 am

      Apple Ave. is on a hill and in a vast open area. That turn off in road isn’t high traffic so wouldn’t take more than an hour or so AFTER plowing for it to be drifted in again. But if criticizing the plow drivers who spend multiple hours plowing makes you feel big and better keep talking your ignorant smack.

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    Bobby G Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Better buy them all new 4x4s now. Iowa has all kinds of money.

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    El Norte Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Because we all know a 400HP rear-wheel drive Charger is the ideal vehicle for winter road patrol.