Multiple Vehicle Accident on West 12th Street
On February 3, 2017, at about 7:13 a.m., Sioux Falls Police Department officers and Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a multiple vehicle accident in the area of West 12th Street/South Lyons Avenue. The accident was found to involve five vehicles with minor injuries sustained. The highway patrol was requested to assist with traffic control on Interstate 29 at the northbound off-ramp.
The investigation revealed that a vehicle had been traveling westbound on West 12th Street from the area of North Westport Avenue where the vehicle was reportedly swerving back and forth across the westbound traffic lanes. As the vehicle continued westbound, it first struck another westbound vehicle in the area of the 3000 block of West 12th Street, continued westbound crossing into the intersection of South Lyons Avenue, where the vehicle swerved southwest traveling into the oncoming eastbound traffic lanes impacting three other eastbound vehicles.
The driver of that vehicle was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for minor injuries, and as a result it was discovered that the driver had been suffering from a diabetic reaction. The driver received a citation for being an unlicensed driver.