Manchester Woman Injured in Central City Accident

A Manchester woman was injured in an accident Monday morning.

It happened along Highway 13 in Central City. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says when emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they found a passenger vehicle off the road with a piece of tire tread that had gone through the windshield.

The driver, 35-year old Sara Chapman of Manchester, was driving southbound when a tire tread from a northbound dump truck came through her windshield and hit her. The driver of the truck, 59-year old Richard Mollenhauer of Central City, came back to the scene when he discovered he had lost the tire tread from one of his wheels.

Chapman was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital for what authorities believed were non-life-threatening injuries. Neither Mollenhauer nor Chapman’s passenger, Billie Jo Robertson of Manchester, were hurt.