Two people on their way to Texas were involved in a car accident at the I-35 South and I-235 West interchange. Bradley Sea, 21 was driving a pickup truck west on I235 and turned right to go around the turn which connects with I-35 South. He went off the shoulder and down the embankment.

His passenger, Cortnee Anderson, 20 was ejected from the truck. She was admitted but is in fair condition at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. The two were heading to Texas.

Being very familiar with this turn, I take it several times a week on my way home, I can say it’s treacherous. The curve is dangerously sharp for the Interstate speed, there is no guardrail to stop a car or truck and the embankment is severely down towards the buildings that set just across the fence.

An aerial map is available through the Polk County Assessor’s website.

The driver is likely to be assessed fault for this collision: loss of control, failure to maintain a slower speed and failure to drive using due care.

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