A Dubuque couple is recovering after spending the night in their wrecked car. The accident happened about 10 P.M. Wednesday on Highway 20 near Dubuque. A car occupied by 64-year-old Marilyn Blanchard and 66-year-old Theodore Blanchard went off the road into a ditch, rolled onto its side and became pinned against a tree.
The car went unnoticed for nearly 12 hours until a passerby noticed lights reflecting off the chrome bumper. Theodore was found hanging nearly upside down, held in by his seatbelt.He sustained broken limbs and was taken to Finley Hospital in Dubuque. A condition report was not available.
Marilyn’s legs were trapped under the dashboard and she was freed about an hour and half later. She is listed in good condition at Finley.
Contributed by Roger King, KOEL, Oelwein