Ardeth Paulson, 90, of Council Bluffs died on March 6 in a single-vehicle accident on South Seventh Street. Paulson was heading towards St. John’s Lutheran Church at 7:45 a.m. when she lost control of her car and crashed into a post near Willow Avenue. CPR was initiated at the scene and Paulson was transported to Methodist Jennie Edmondson Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 8:30 a.m. Although the accident is under investigation, authorities believe she may have suffered a medical emergency while driving.
This may be a true accident. If the driver suffered, say a heart attack, then lost control and crashed it is in every sense a true accident. They don’t happen often but can and do.