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84-year-old hurt when semi and ATV collide

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An 84-year-old Burlington, Iowa man was hospitalized after the ATV he was riding was hit by a semi.

Police said the crash happened just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2012 on Highway 99 at 170th Street in Des Moines County.

John Wagenbach was eastbound on the ATV when he pulled out of a driveway and onto Highway 99.   He reportedly pulled into the path of a northbound semi. 

Police said the semi driver braked and swerved to the left but the ATV driver also headed northbound and drove in the middle of the road.  The semi driver then swerved back to the right to avoid the ATV, but the ATV also pulled to the right. 

That’s when the semi rear-ended the ATV. 

Wagenbach was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

The semi driver, 34-year-old Chad Cutkomp of Columbus Junction, Iowa, was not hurt. 


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