Sioux County Sheriff

Moped accident – August 28

On Wednesday, August 28, at 5:50 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a moped accident that occurred at the intersection of 470th Street and Indian Avenue, three miles southwest of Orange City, IA.

Teygan Hiemstra, age 15, of Orange City was driving a 2008 Yamaha moped eastbound on 470th Street. Cody Van Engen, age 14, of Orange City was driving a 2005 Honda moped eastbound on 470th Street behind Hiemstra. Hiemstra began to slow to turn left onto Indian Avenue when Van Engen struck Hiemstra.

Van Engen was transported by the Orange City Ambulance to the Orange City Hospital; he was later flown to MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center in Sioux City, IA for further medical treatment. Hiemstra did not report any injuries.

The Yamaha sustained approximately $500 in damage. The Honda sustained approximately $500.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Orange City Ambulance, Orange City Fire Department and Orange City Police Department.