Forklift falls, hits car

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL


KALONA ? A forklift that was being transported reportedly flew off a trailer and hit a car at 4:40 p.m. Monday at First Street and Highway 22 in Kalona.

According to the Washington County call log, the vehicle hauling the forklift was driven by Lyle Richard Stein of Iowa City and the vehicle damaged by the lift was driven by Peggy Jo Baumert of Brighton. Stein was cited for unsafe towing and ws given 48 hours to show proof of insurance and up to date registration. Over $1,500 damage was reported.

Responding to the accident were Washington County Sheriff?s deputies, Kalona Fire, Kalona QRS, and the Iowa State Patrol. Washington County Ambulance was disregarded.