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Four taken to hospital after driver blows stop sign, causing crash


This news story was published on August 27, 2016.
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cerro gordo county sheriffs officeRURAL MASON CITY – A driver allegedly blew through a stop sign Friday night, into the path of a woman with a baby in her pickup truck, causing a serious auto accident.

The accident took place at about 8:50 PM, Friday night, August 26 near 305th Street (county road B20) and Spruce Avenue. Cerro Gordo county deputies responded to a two vehicle collision with injuries at this intersection.

According to the sheriff’s office, John Robert Poulin, age 26 of Plymouth, was driving a 2000 GMC Yukon southbound on Spruce Avenue, when he failed to stop at a stop sign and pulled into the path of a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Abby Margaret Pope, age 37 of Rock Falls. Pope was eastbound when her Silverado struck Poulin’s Yukon broadside, and both vehicles went into the Southeast ditch and field.

As a result of the collision, Poulin was injured and was taken to Mercy Medical Center North Iowa by private vehicle. Pope received injuries from the accident and was transported to Mercy Hospital by Mason City Fire Medics. The passenger in Poulin’s Yukon, Rusty Lee Levenhagen, age 25 of Mason City, also was transported by Mason City Fire Medics for injuries. A 2-month-old baby from Pope’s vehicle was taken to Mercy for evaluation but was not injured.

The injuries sustained by Pope, Poulin, and Levenhagen did not appear to be severe. Poulin was cited for fail to obey a stop sign. Both vehicles appear to be a total loss.

Assisting the Cerro Gordo County Sheriffs Department was the Mason City Fire Department and Iowa State Patrol.

Poulin was cited for speeding in July in Mitchell county and pleaded guilty om August 22. He paid $168.00 in fines. He was speeding again in 2012 in Mitchell county and was cited and fined.

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8 Responses to Four taken to hospital after driver blows stop sign, causing crash

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 28, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I hate ignorant people who calls people names especially when they don’t know the person. It’s a auto accident no alcohol involved or any thing. You have a big chance of getting into auto accident. So I must be a red neck trash because I carry a weapon. Even though I am a veteran with out being a felon.

    • Honest Abe Reply Report comment

      August 28, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      Accident or not, the fact he didn’t even attempt to stop for the stop sign, makes him completely legally responsible for the accident. All the talk of “accidents happen, get over it” would not have brought back that baby if it had died. People assume a level of responsibility when they get a liscense and get behind the wheel of a car. And claiming it could happen to anyone, not true, not responsible drivers.

  2. Peter L Reply Report comment

    August 28, 2016 at 10:00 am

    I’m with Anonymous #1 on this one. By the sound of the vehicle style, his residence, and his age…he more than likely is an ignorant redneck white trash.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 28, 2016 at 10:09 am

      And how would you define someone that is in their mid 40’s, drives a POS, has no job, lives with others because he can’t afford rent or ownership, is on the government dole and thinks that he has the answers to everything.
      And yet this person has accomplished absolutely nothing in his entire life.

    • Anonymous also Reply Report comment

      August 28, 2016 at 10:39 am

      You Peter are the perfect example of white trash.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 27, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Dumb white trash. Could have killed a two month old. Try living with that the rest of your life.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 28, 2016 at 9:49 am

      white trash? for accidentally running a stop sign?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 28, 2016 at 5:53 pm

        White trash because of the gene pool they come from and the lifestyle they choose to live. Idiot because of their upbringing and the poor choices they make. Asshole because he could have killed a small infant with his crappy driving and white trash head in his white trash ass.