Multi-car crash damages vehicles, building in Mt. Pleasant, 2 men hurt


October 28th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – A building in Mount Pleasant’s business district must be repaired after it and several vehicles were damaged late Monday in a chain-reaction traffic accident. Authorities say 37-year-old Douglas Adams of Mount Pleasant had a medical issue and ran into the back of another vehicle that was stopped at a stop sign. The impact pushed the vehicle in front into two parked cars. The vehicle Adams was in sped on, hitting three other parked cars on the other side of the street before coming to a halt at an intersection a block away.

Adams said he was in pain, but declined medical treatment at the scene. Emergency crews had to cut into the other vehicle to get Dale Beckman, a Mount Pleasant business owner, out of HIS vehicle and to the hospital. Adams, the driver who rear-ended the other vehicle, is being charged with failure to maintain control and failure to obey a stop sign.