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Iowa man ejected from motorcycle after hit by turkey


This news story was published on June 7, 2021.
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RURAL HARDIN COUNTY – An Iowa man was his ejected from motorcycle and airlifted to a hospital after he was hit by a turkey, authorities say.

The accident happened on Sunday, June 6, 2021. At about 4:49 PM that day, 57-year-old Robert Nederhoff of Wellsburg, Iowa, was southbound driving a 2010 Honda motorcycle on county road S62 in Hardin county, north of Union. As Nederhoff traversed a curve, he was hit by a turkey and lost control of his Honda. At the same time, a 2013 Ford Edge driven by 29-year-old Rachel Smoldt of New Providence, Iowa, pulled onto the shoulder to avoid the Honda. However, the Honda struck the Edge head-on. Nederhoff was ejected from the Honda and injured. He was transported by Mason City Aircare to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.

The accident remains under investigation.

Assisting the Iowa State Patrol were Hardin Co. Sheriff’s Dept., Eldora Fire & EMS, Mason City Aircare, Dave’s Crane & Wrecker Service, and posts 8 & 9 of the State Patrol.

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13 Responses to Iowa man ejected from motorcycle after hit by turkey

  1. anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 11, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Really…how insensitive and stupid can people be. This guy (whom I know) is in very critical condition! There is absolutely nothing funny about it. Leave your political views off here. How about supporting him and his family?

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 10, 2021 at 6:49 am

    We need turkey control. NOW!!!

  3. loud pipes Reply Report comment

    June 8, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    If he’d been on a Harley with LOUD pipes this would have never happened

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 8, 2021 at 7:30 am

    Speaking of Turkeys – Obiden Oharrazz OFaucci = OLIARS !

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 8, 2021 at 7:27 am

    Turkey 1 – Honda 0 – By the way what happened to tom turkey ? PS – I hope the guy turns out okay.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 8, 2021 at 1:56 am

    you say “turkey” was it trump himself or another trumpster??

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 7, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Gotta love it. Stupid biker.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 7, 2021 at 7:10 pm

      Hopefully something comical like this will happen to you or someone in your family. lol

      • Martha Reply Report comment

        June 7, 2021 at 10:29 pm

        Hopefully they get ran over by a Turnip Truck

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          June 8, 2021 at 7:58 pm

          Nobody in my family is dumb enough to ride a motorcycle.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 8, 2021 at 10:54 pm

        There is nothing comical about this situation at all.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 8, 2021 at 10:52 pm

      Seriously!