Sloan officer hospitalized after car crash

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A police officer for the city of Sloan has been hospitalized after his car hit a light pole and flipped over as he was responding to a call.

Sioux City police say 45-year-old Brent Vanderweil lost control of his patrol car just before three a.m. Saturday in Sioux City.

KTIV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/19ATLYo ) Vanderweil lives in Sioux City but is an officer with the police department in Sloan, about 20 miles south.

He was responding to a report of a drunken driver.

Sioux City police say Vanderweil’s car flipped onto its side and he was partially thrown out. He was taken to the hospital but police say his injuries are not life-threatening.

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Information from: KTIV-TV, http://www.ktiv.com

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