Hopkinton Man Injured in Highway 13 Accident

A Hopkinton man was injured in an accident on Highway 13 Saturday morning.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at the intersection with Mount Vernon Road shortly after 8 am.

A truck driven by 63-year old Patrick Cook of Holy Cross was rear-ended by another truck pulling a trailer. Authorities say Cook was stopped on the roadway for a red light.

Cook was not hurt. The driver of the truck that hit his truck, 68-year old Walter Poehler of Hopkinton, was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital with what authorities believed were non-life-threatening injuries.

Poehler was cited for failing to stop in an assured clear distance.