Commercial motor vehicle accident east of Hawarden – July 3

On Wednesday, July 3, at 4:03 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a commercial motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 10, four miles east of Hawarden, IA.

Pieter Hanekom, age 43, of Rock Valley, IA was driving a 2009 Peterbilt semi-tractor eastbound on Highway 10. Hanekom reported a tire ruptured, causing him to lose control of the vehicle, enter the north ditch, where the vehicle came to a rest on the driver’s side.

Hanekom was transported by the Hawarden Ambulance to Hawarden Regional Health for treatment of his injuries.

Damage to the Peterbilt and trailer were estimated at $40,000.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by Hawarden Police Department, Hawarden Fire Department and Hawarden Ambulance.