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Pheasant chicks cause a traffic accident

Posted: Fri, Jul 24, 2020 9:49 AM

Pheasant chicks caused a two-vehicle accident in Winneshiek County on Thursday.

The Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office says 38-year-old James McCarron of Minneapolis was traveling west on Highway 9 in Frankville Township around 4:00 p.m.  McCarron noticed a pheasant enter the roadway and began braking when a number of chicks also entered the roadway.

71-year-old Frederick Axmear of Decorah was following McCarron and attempted to avoid a collision but was unable to completely stop and rear ended McCarron. 

No ambulance transport was needed.  No tickets were issued.  The accident did at least $12,000 in damages.  (No word on the pheasant chicks)