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Two hurt in Charles City auto accident; Riceville man cited after blowing through stop sign

This news story was published on July 16, 2019.
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CHARLES CITY – Two people were hurt in a Charles City auto accident and a Riceville man was cited after blowing through a stop sign.

The accident took place on July 7, 2019. At about 1:06 PM that day, officers with the Charles City police department went to the intersection of South Grand Avenue and 11th Street for a two-vehicle accident. Police say a 2002 Chevy S10 truck operated by 81-year-old Benny Goddard of Charles City was traveling southbound on South Grand Avenue when a 2010 Ford Focus operated by 20-year-old Calvin Shirk of Riceville pulled out in front of the Goddard vehicle off of 11th Street. The two vehicles collided at the intersection. The Ford Focus was a total loss and the S10 sustanded about $5000 damage.

The two occupants were transported to the Floyd County Medical Center with minor injuries.

Shirk was cited for failure to obey a stop sign and yield to the right of way.

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