Our Past

1973: Geese and hubcap cause two freaky accidents

Compiled by Erin M. Gentz
Posted 12/20/23

Dec. 19, 1973: Two area women were hospitalized after a strange car accident between Eldridge and Long Grove. Geese flew up out of a farm field and into the path of a southbound vehicle. The driver braked to avoid striking the geese and slippery road conditions caused her vehicle to skid into the path of a northbound vehicle. Both vehicles were totaled.

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