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Driver collides with three pedestrians in Mason City; citation issued



This news story was published on February 21, 2018.
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MASON CITY – A Mason City woman drove a car into three people Wednesday, sending all of them to the hospital, and she was issued a citation.

Mason City police say that on February 21, 2018 at about 6:20 PM, Mason City Police were dispatched to a collision in the 200 block of North Monroe in Mason City. The collision involved a vehicle driven by Kaysha Baltierra, age 27 of Mason City, and three pedestrians: 18-year-old Chetan Blackburn of Mason City; a 15-year-old female from Mason City; and a 16-year-old male from Mason City. Baltierra was southbound in the 200 block of South Monroe and struck the three pedestrians who were walking southbound single file.

Blackburn and the 15-year-old female were transported to North Iowa Mercy Health Center by Mason City Fire Department, the 16-year-old male was transported to North Iowa Mercy Health Center by his parent.

The medical condition of the pedestrians was not released by police.

Baltierra was not injured and was charged with Failure to Prove Security Against Liability.

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9 Responses to Driver collides with three pedestrians in Mason City; citation issued

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2018 at 7:25 am

    They don’t walk by the curb. They walk in the driving portion of the street and dare you to hit them. I see them walking down the middle all the time.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2018 at 7:27 am

      Now, that being said, there are a lot of people driving on our streets with no license and no insurance. The law should really start the insurance checks again. If you have insurance there should be no problem with this.

      • Allen Reply Report comment

        February 23, 2018 at 8:34 am

        I agree with you about people driving without insurance. Our government says it’s to hard to control who has insurance and who doesn’t. But I say, every year we have to renew our license plates, so when you do that you should have to show proof of liability. No liability, no plates. A question though, what does having or not having insurance have to do with this accident.

  2. Allen Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Whose really at fault here. Monroe is a busy street, and I’ll bet this isn’t the first time these people traveled this road. Common sense would be to use the sidewalk. Then again, when driving south after dark in that same block, the sign at the gyro hut obscures your vision when it lights up.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2018 at 11:03 am

      The streets have been very slick, also. Could have been a contributing factor.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 22, 2018 at 11:22 am

        And the kids may have been in the street since people aren’t putting ice melt on their sidewalks.

        • Allen Reply Report comment

          February 22, 2018 at 1:31 pm

          Both good points, that I thought about adding, but would you rather take a chance on slipping on the icy sidewalk or getting hit by a car.

          • Anonymous

            February 22, 2018 at 10:53 pm

            This is the reason it is recommended if you have to walk on a street to do so facing traffic. Not saying it would have prevented it but at least they wouldn’t have got hit from behind.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      I was going to say the same thing Allen. I drive that area all the time and when the Gyro hut sign goes white you cannot see at all. they Had Mario Karts Racing at One Time and I Couldnt See At All. I Kind Of Wonder If the dimly Lit Street Lights And Bright Sign Plsyed A Part. Thst Was My First Reaction