Charter Oak woman cited following collision Thursday eve. in Missouri Valley


March 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol says a Charter Oak woman was cited for failing to obey a stop sign and yielding the right of way, following a collision Thursday evening, in Missouri Valley. The accident happened at around 5-p.m., at the intersection of West Huron and 1st Streets. Officials say a car driven by 66-year old Elizabeth Mahlberg, of Charter Oak, was traveling west on West Huron and had stopped at the stop sign at 1st Street, before pulling away from the intersection.

After Mahlberg’s 2005 Cadillac was struck by a southbound 1993 Chevy Blazer, her car spun partially around and hit a legally parked, unoccupied Chevy Cobalt. The Patrol says the driver of the Blazer, 47-year old Ronald Harvey, of Missouri Valley, slammed on his brakes, but was unable to avoid hitting the Cadillac on the right rear side. No injuries were reported.

Damage from the collision was estimated at $10,500.