On Jan. 10, Officer Joel Delaney was providing traffic control on East Second Street when Ole C. Wibolm, Blairsburg, drove around all of the stopped vehicles and tried to pass them. Delaney advised Wibolm to stop in which he applied his brake and slid on the ice into a vehicle driven by Michael J. Pruismann, Webster City. Wibolm reportedly told Officer Delaney that he did see all the other vehicles stopped, but thought he could go around them. Delaney advised Wibolm the vehicles were stopped due to the road ahead being impassable due to ice covering the road and cars unable to make it up the hills. There were no citations issued and no injuries reported at the time of the accident. Wibolm’s vehicle sustained an estimated $2,000 in minor damage. Pruismann’s vehicle sustained an estimated $500 in minor damage.
James W. Anderson, Webster City, was traveling west bound on Bank Street on Jan. 10. John A. Lehman, Webster City, was driving a recycling truck which was stopped facing west in the middle of Bank Street picking up recycling. Anderson’s vehicle slid due to ice road conditions and collided into the back of the recycling truck. There were no injuries. Anderson’s vehicle sustained an estimated $500 in minor damage.
On Jan. 9, a 2000 Mack semi-trailer was parked in the semi-trailer parking located on the north side of Doc Stop Truck Stop. Robert E. Howe, West Des Moines, was pulling into the truck stop to park. The chasis container being hauled by Howe struck the side dump container being hauled by the semi-trailer. Howe didn’t turn wide enough to avoid the semi-trailer. The semi-trailer was unoccupied at the time of the collision. There were no injuries. Howe’s vehicle sustained an estimated $1,000 in minor damage. The semi-trailer sustained an estimated $2,000 in minor damage.