Update: Arrest follows crash that injures Aberdeen woman near EdgeleyBy Sun Staff on Aug 5, 2018 at 8:54 a.m.
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A South Dakota woman was injured in a Saturday afternoon crash near Edgeley, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred at 2:08 p.m. when a 2006 Ford F350 pulling a livestock trailer westbound on a gravel township road about 1.5 miles south of Edgeley, failed to obey a stop sign at the U.S. Highway 281 intersection. The truck was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet Impala that was southbound on U.S. Highway 281, the patrol said.
The pickup and trailer came to rest with the trailer partially blocking the southbound lane. The Impala came to rest in the ditch.
The Impala driver, Jean Hanson, 85, Aberdeen, S.D., was extricated from her vehicle and airlifted by Sanford AirMed to a Fargo Hospital. She was wearing a seat belt and an air bag was deployed.
The F350 driver, Jose Mendosa-Sanchez, 21, Edgeley, was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. He was charged with disregard stop sign and no driver's licence, the patrol said.
The LaMoure County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mendosa-Sanchez for reckless endangerment with extreme indifference. He is currently being held at Stutsman County Correctional Center.
The crash remains under investigation by the patrol.
LaMoure County Sheriff's Department and Edgeley Ambulance Service also responded to the scene.
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People who tow anything are 10 times more likely to have an accident and or kill or injure innocent victims.
He had no license?
Was He Legal?
He blew the stop sign
Was His trailer stolen? Most of the time these people are towing unregistered and stolen trailers.
Did he have insurance?
How heavy was the trailer to the car?
Was the vehicle able to tow this trailer?
Did the breaks fail?
In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone!