BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
KEOKUK – Former Lee County Conservation Director Tom Buckley was seriously injured in an accident on the Keokuk-Hamilton bridge on Wednesday.
According to Hamilton Police Chief Nick Jamerson, Buckley was headed back into Keokuk in the westbound lane when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Jarrod Eward of Hamilton.
Eward was issued a traffic citation as a result of the incident.
Jamerson said Buckley was already in the ambulance when police arrived at the scene and was taken to UnityPoint Health in Keokuk and then was transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He said he believed Buckley was transported by air to Iowa City, but couldn’t confirm that because the accident report hadn’t been completed.
A press release on the incident has not been released.