Trooper’s car hit following a traffic stop Friday in Elliott


September 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Two vehicles, including an Iowa State Patrol cruiser sustained a total of $1,900 damage during an accident Friday afternoon, in Elliott. According to a report filed Monday by the State Patrol, at around 4:35-p.m. Trooper Sgt. Martin McCreedy, of Council Bluffs, had conducted a traffic stop at Main and Minden Streets in Elliott. The vehicle, a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country van driven by 64-year old Kenneth Peterson, of Elliott, was pulled over for speeding, and because Peterson allegedly failed to wear his seat belt. When Sgt. McCreedy activated the emergency lights on his 2008 Ford Crown Victoria patrol vehicle, the van stopped in the middle of the intersection, facing east.

McCreedy pulled up behind the van, exited his patrol car and noticed the van was backing up. The van continued to turn left while in reverse, and hit the cruiser on the left front bumper before coming to rest. Peterson told McCreedy he was backing up to a repair shop at the northwest corner of the intersection, to have a tired repaired, when the collision occurred. No injuries were reported, and no citations were issued in association with the accident.