Iowa is so close to finishing up harvest 2022. As of this week’s Crop Progress and Condition Report, only 3 percent of the state’s soybean and 11 percent of the state’s corn crop have left the harvest.

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As farmers stride towards the finish lines in their fields, it’s still important to remember that there is going to be large equipment on the roads. There are still some semis hauling late-night loads, and equipment being moved from field to field.

But photos from an accident Wednesday night are the perfect example of how dangerous it can be to share the road with farm equipment.

Story County Sheriff's Office via Facebook
Story County Sheriff's Office via Facebook
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Thankfully, in this case, there were no injuries.

Story County Deputies responded to a road accident involving a vehicle and farm equipment. As you can see in the photos, one of the spikes on the equipment, lodged into the windshield of the car.

Story County Sheriff's Office via Facebook
Story County Sheriff's Office via Facebook
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A lot of times when we hear about these accidents, it’s because there is a fatality attached to them.

Story County Sheriff's Office via Facebook
Story County Sheriff's Office via Facebook
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According to the Iowa State Patrol, there are a few things Iowans forget each year as they are forced to share the road with these big tractors.  Sergeant Alex Dinkla with Iowa State Patrol says that one thing they cannot stress enough this time of year.

As you approach hills and intersections- always be on the lookout for these slow-moving vehicles.

 

They're going to usually be transitioning from field to field, where you see one combine you might see another pickup truck pulling that combine bean or corn head, as well as other large equipment that may take up lane to lane.

While the driver in this accident was very fortunate to come out of this accident alive, this is not always the case. The Story County Sheriff’s Office reminds drivers that these accidents can be very dangerous and to use extra caution as farmers start to wrap up harvest.

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