A Waltham man was injured in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 218 in Mower County Thursday evening.
The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a 2002 Ford Ranger pickup being driven by 81-year old Robert Donald Invalson of Waltham was northbound on Highway 218 at approximately 5:38 p.m. Thursday evening when he lost control of the vehicle on the ice, causing the vehicle to collide with the ditch near 320th St. in Udolpho Township.
Invalson suffered non-life threatening injuries in the accident, and he was transported to Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin for treatment. The State Patrol reported that the road was covered with snow and ice at the time of the accident, and they added that Invalson was wearing his seatbelt.
The Mower County Sheriff’s Office and Blooming Prairie Fire and Ambulance all assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene Thursday evening.