Ames man taken to hospital with serious injuries after one-vehicle crash

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SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (KCAU) – An Ames man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a one-vehicle crash on Monday night.

According to the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO), at about 9:33 p.m. on Monday, they responded to a motor vehicle crash near the intersection of 242nd Avenue and 182nd Street.

Officials said Tavan Shahidi, 22, of Ames, was traveling north on 242nd Avenue in a 2014 Ford F-150 and failed to complete the turn onto 182nd Street.

Authorities reported that he lost control of the F-150 and collided with a tree and two garages.

The sheriff’s office said he was transported by ambulance to the hospital with serious injuries.

The F-150 was considered to be totaled and the two garages received considerable damage.

The DCSO charged Shahidi with the following charges:

  • Operating While Intoxicated (1st Offense)
  • Failure to Maintain Control
  • Driving on Wrong Side of Two-Way Highway
  • Reckless Driving
  • Failure to Use Seatbelt
  • Failure to Reduce Speed to Reasonable Rate

The DSCO was assisted on the scene by the Arnolds Park PD, Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance, Milford Fire and Rescue, and Milford PD.


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