No citations were issued following an accident on June 27 at 2010 West Clay Street, Pilot Travel Center.
According to an Osceola police report, the driver of a 2022 Kenworth semi was parked on the east side of the parking lot facing west. The driver was sitting in his truck when he noticed a 2015 Cascadia Freightliner, driven by Farhan Ahmed of Minneapolis, Minn., attempting to back into a spot across from him on the west side of the parking lot. The driver alleged that as Ahmed was backing in, the front passenger side grill of the Freightliner caught the passenger side fender of the Kenworth, causing the semi to rock back and forth and leave a scratch on the fender.
Ahmed told Officer Speakman that he was facing east and backing into the west side, but that he did not make contact with the Kenworth. There was no visible damage to Ahmed’s semi at that time.
Damage is estimated at $100 to the 2022 Kenworth and $0 to the 2015 Freightliner.
No citations were issued following an accident on July 1 in the BP parking lot, 105 Ariel Circle.
According to an Osceola police report, Connie Clement of Keller, Texas, was backing a 2022 Honda CR-V out of a north-facing parking spot. Clement noted a 2018 Dodge Ram with a trailer parked at a gas pump behind her, but the rear view camera did not alert her to being too close. Clement struck the trailer attached to the Dodge, causing minor damage to the passenger rear above the wheel on the Honda.
Damage was estimate at $1,000 to the 2022 Honda and $0 to the 2018 Dodge.
No citations were issued following an accident on July 4 in the parking lot of Casey’s General Store.
According to an Osceola police report, the driver of a 2019 Toyota Corolla was legally parked at a gas pump, and all occupants were inside the store. Several people informed the driver that a 2004 General Motors Sierra, owned by Southern Iowa Towing and Recovery and driven by Madison Boswell of Lamoni, had backed into the Toyota when exiting a parking space. Boswell then left the scene, heading south on the interstate.
Osceola Office Rumley made contact with the owner of Southern Iowa Towing and Recovery, who contacted Boswell to return to Casey’s.
Upon her return, Boswell told Officer Rumley that she when backing the service truck, it is difficult to see directly behind. Boswell stated that she thought she felt something when backing and noticed people looking at her, but they looked away and she didn’t believe she hit anything.
Damage is estimated at $2,000 to the 2019 Toyota and $0 to the 2004 GMC.