1 injured in buggy vs. car accident near Kalona


One person was injured in a Tuesday morning car vs. buggy accident northwest of Kalona.

According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the accident scene near 540th Street and Eagle Avenue just after 7am. An investigation determined that the driver of the car, identified as 63-year-old John Mast of Kalona, was travelling eastbound on 540th Street when his vision was obstructed by sun glare. Mast collided with a horse-drawn buggy being driven by 75-year-old Simon Borkholder of Kalona. Borkholder sustained injuries and was transported by ambulance to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he remains
in stable condition.

Mast remained on the scene and was uninjured. The horse was also uninjured.