MASON CITY – A woman was hospitalized after speeding eastbound on Highway 122 toward Mason City and crashing just east of Clear Lake.
At about 12:30 PM Saturday, Clear Lake authorities received calls of a reckless driver headed eastbound.
Soon after, the 62 year-old female subject crashed her car into power a power pole, bringing the power lines down.
The woman was transported by Mason City ambulance to Mercy Hospital with an unknown medical issue. No charges were filed in the incident.
A witness said, “She was headed west when she passed us, going real fast, hugging the shoulder of the road, that’s when she went down into the ditch, hit a do not enter sign, turned around and started heading east, back at us, in our lane. Everybody got out of her way and just let her go because she was back and forth between lanes and sometimes she was in the middle of the lane. That’s when we called 911.”