U-turn leads to injury accident near Council Bluffs


July 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

An illegal u-turn by a motorist traveling on a one-way road, led to a collision that injured two people. The Iowa State Patrol says 83-year old Leslie Wayne Johnson, of Villisca, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 in Pottawattamie County, when he realized he was going the wrong direction.

Johnson pulled his 1998 Dodge Dynasty onto the right shoulder of the road, and was attempting to make a u-turn in a prohibited area, when his car was hit by a 2008 Chevy Impala driven by an unidentified 15-year old female.

Both drivers were transported by personal vehicle to their respective doctors. The accident happened at around 2:50-p.m., a little bit northeast of Council Bluffs.