Accident on Rain Slick Road Tuesday Night
LIBERTY, April 3, 2013 - The City of Liberty Police Department and EMS responded to US 90 at Lawrence Street in front of Tony’s BBQ Restaurant for a major one vehicle accident shortly before 11:00 PM on Tuesday.
A witness on the scene stated that the driver of a Ford Mustang GT went around him at speed, hydroplaned on the wet road and lost control of his vehicle.
The Mustang was traveling eastbound towards Ames and the driver Dywan Brooks age 40 of Ames had just gotten off work and was on his way home.
According to investigating Officer Elizabeth Polasek the driver was suffering fatigue and may have fallen asleep at the wheel.
The rear end of the Mustang collided with the large pole holding up the sign in the parking lot of the restaurant.
Brooks suffered injuries in the accident but refused transport to the hospital by ambulance.
The vehicle was insured.