Rollover accident reported in northwest Grundy County

Aplington Fire Department personnel work to extricate Renee Grace from her vehicle after a rollover on T19 Sunday evening. Grace was treated at Covenant Hospital in Waterloo and released. (Photo courtesy of Rick Penning) 

An Aplington woman was transported to Covenant Hospital in Waterloo after a one-vehicle rollover on T19 southwest of Aplington on Sunday evening.

           

According to a police report, 49-year-old Renee Grace left the Aplington Casey’s and lost control of her 2007 Ford Escape at about 8:35 p.m. on her way to work in Eldora due to snow and ice. A Casey’s employee headed in the same direction discovered her vehicle and alerted authorities, and the Aplington Fire Department was the first agency on the scene.

           

The department used the Jaws of Life to remove Grace from the vehicle, and Grundy County sheriff’s deputies, the Aplington Police Department and the Aplington Ambulance all assisted in the investigation.

           

Sheriff Rick Penning told The Grundy Register that Grace has been released from the hospital and suffered mostly “bumps and bruises” in the accident. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at around $5,000, and Penning added that he believed it was totaled because the fire department cut out part of the roof.

           

“They thought it was going to be a lot worse than it was,” he said. “I imagine she’s pretty sore.”

           

The incident remains under investigation. 

 

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