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Clarksville farmer crashes pickup truck for second time


This news story was published on October 21, 2016.
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ambulanceCLARKSVILLE, IOWA – A Clarksville farmer crashed his pickup truck and was taken to a Waverly hospital, the second such crash he’s been involved in.

The latest accident took place on October 20 at about 3:11 PM. James Harland Leerhoff, a 65-year-old farmer from Clarksville, was traveling east on County Road C-13 at 31342 County Road C-13 when his 2009 Dodge Ram left the roadway and entered the south ditch. The pickup went through a fence before striking a tree and coming to rest. The pickup was pulling a grain wagon that detached upon impact.

Mr. Leerhoff was injured as a result of the crash, and the Iowa State Patrol says he did not appear to be wearing a seatbelt. He was transported to Waverly Health Center by Clarksville Ambulance as a result of the crash for undisclosed injuries.

Back in February of 2013, Mr. Leerhoff was driving a pickup truck south of Charles City when he lost control. His wife, Sharon, was a passenger. The vehicle was said to have rolled up to three times, and both Leerhoffs were seriously injured. The Waterloo Courier reported at the time that “Sharon broke two vertebrae and a rib and wears a brace from her neck to pelvis. James broke several ribs and also suffered injuries to his sternum, pelvis and neck.”

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11 Responses to Clarksville farmer crashes pickup truck for second time

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 23, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    This information about the seatbelt from the state patrol is complete BS. I am his granddaughter and I know he always where’s a seat belt wherever he goes. So this information you got must have been on a slow news day. So just remove the information about Mr.Leerhoff not wearing a seat belt or change it! Thanks!

  2. anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    If you knew this man even slightly, you would know that he grew up on the farm and worked hard to get the job done. If you think there is a free ride for farmers, maybe you should try to be one. It is not an 8 hr. a day job with benefits and vacations. The expense nearly outweighs any profit margin at these prices. I will pray that he makes a rapid recovery. He is a good man.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Hope u know u sound really stupid. Farmers put food on ur tables and hardly ask for anything back in return. The least u could do is respect him. God makes all judgement calls and that’s why “On the 8th day God created a farmer.” What do u do for living…. besides down grade hard workers??

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Allen…. farmers are what help put food on ur tables. U need to consider ur words wisely, his vision was not blurred by $$$ u moron. He works for food on ur table.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2016 at 6:28 am

    The taxpayers will make sure he gets his fat cat share – plus his property taxes will be lowered again because his profit is down – UNLIKE the private sector where you have a loss your property you eat it – our property taxes usually go up to pay for other peoples gifts/grafts/fat cat salary raises – usually 5% . Boy have they been putting it to the private sector or what ? TRUMP 2016 !!!!

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 21, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Wanna buy a farm smart ass ? Check the crop prices.

    • Allen Reply Report comment

      October 21, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      Whoa, I’m smart enough to know that if he doesn’t get it from his crops, he’ll get it from the government, aka tax payers.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 22, 2016 at 8:42 am

        Smart guy like you should be farming.

        • Allen Reply Report comment

          October 22, 2016 at 9:00 am

          Nope, I have a conscience, I made money honestly, through hard work. Oh, I also pay taxes on all that I have.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 22, 2016 at 10:25 am

        And you, Trump, and Hillary are the only honest people on the planet.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 21, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Don’t ever have a accident or you will end on this site. Big news and entertainment.