Women from Plum City, Arkansaw injured in separate weekend rollovers near Plum CityPlum City emergency personnel were called out to two accidents involving mini-van rollovers within 17 hours over the weekend.
PLUM CITY - Plum City emergency personnel were called out to two accidents involving mini-van rollovers within 17 hours over the weekend.
An Arkansaw woman and a six-year-old child suffered injuries mid-morning Sunday when the woman's 2005 Dodge Caravan left CTH U south of Plum City and overturned on a steep embankment, trapping the woman inside.
The Pierce County Sheriff's Department reported that Nancy Clark, 45, was driving the van about 9 a.m., Sunday, when she lost control on a curve at the intersection of CTH U and 80th Street, overturning in a steep ditch and coming to rest on its roof.
When deputies and EMS personnel from the Plum City-Maiden Rock-Stockholm Ambulance Service and Plum City Fire Department arrive, passersby had apparently already pulled the child from the van. The woman's seat belt had stuck, however, and firefighters had to extricate her.
The female child, whose name was not released, suffered "very minor injuries" to her arm. Clark was transported by ambulance to Luther Mayo Hospital in Eau Claire with undetermined injuries, according to sheriff's deputy Adam Olson. The crash remains under investigation.
Olson said the Ellsworth Ambulance Service and Kent Gilles Towing, Plum City, also assisted at the scene.
Late afternoon Saturday, a mini-van driven by Darlene Bloomstrand, 47, of Plum City, left U.S. Hwy. 10 near 330th Avenue just outside Plum City and overturned in a ditch.
Bloomstrand was transported by Plum City Ambulance to River Falls Area Hospital for evaluation.
Deputy Jean Spletstoser said in a news release that Bloomstrand was westbound on Hwy. 10 when she swerved off the north side of the road and apparently overcorrected, crossing both lanes of traffic and went over an embankment on the south side before overturning.
Plum City firefighters and a paramedic from Ellsworth Area Ambulance also assisted the the 4:46 p.m. crash.