Wahlert Golfer In Serious Car Accident Following District Meet
According to a report from the Telegraph Herald; just 2 hours after helping the Dubuque Walhert Boys Golf team clinch a spot in the Iowa Class 4A State meet; Will Coohey, 17 of Dubuque, survived a horrific motor vehicle accident.
According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol; Coohey was in a serious crash after leaving Thunder Hills Country Club in Peosta around 4:30pm Monday (10/3). Coohey was driving north on Cottingham Road south of Seippel Road when his vehicle left the roadway and crashed. The vehicle “left 150 feet of skid marks in the ditch” before the vehicle became airborne and crashed into a creek bank. The vehicle rolled onto its top and came to rest in the creek. A local farmer saw the accident and was able to inform authorities by calling 911.
Coohey initially was taken by ambulance to MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center. He was later taken to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City after breaking his right femur in two places. He also suffered a broken left ankle, a bruised right lung and a wound requiring stitches on his right hand. Coohey was cited with failure to maintain control and failure to wear a seat belt.
According to the TH; Coohey shot an 80 on Monday for Wahlert's fourth-best score in again qualifying for the 4A state meet. The state meet will be held this Friday and Saturday at Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids. Coohey was the city champion last season, and led the Eagles to a state berth, and he's been part of the Wahlert golf program for the past four years.