Ventura’s mayor-elect learned he won this week’s election — while in the hospital. George Simpson was injured late Tuesday afternoon when he struck a farm tractor east of Corwith, according to the Iowa State Patrol.
The accident report says Simpson was traveling eastbound on County Road B-55 near Deer Avenue at about 5:40 P.M. when his car hit the left rear tire of the tractor parked on the south shoulder with emergency flashers on. Simpson was taken to Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt for treatment.
Simpson says his son who lives in Omaha was the one who told him of the news of his win over Lois Kotz as his son was following election results online. Simpson was treated for his injuries and released.
Contributed by Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City