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Mason City woman reaching for cell phone crashes into pole



This news story was published on August 27, 2019.
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CHARLES CITY – A Mason City woman reaching for her cell phone crashed into pole in grocery store parking lot in Charles City.

The incident took place on the morning of August 20, 2019. Officers with the Charles City police department were called at 9:27 AM for a single vehicle accident that occurred at Fareway, in the 200 block of 11th Street. Officers arrives and investigated the accident and discovered that 47-year-old Jennifer Barlow of Mason City was driving a 2009 Toyota Camry in the lot when she dropped her cell phone and reached for it. As she did this, she struck a pole in the lot.

As a result of the accident, Barlow caused $2,500 damage to her Camry and $100 damage to the pole. Fareway was notified of the accident, but Barlow was not charged by police.

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3 Responses to Mason City woman reaching for cell phone crashes into pole

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 28, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Cell phones, the scourge of civilization.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 28, 2019 at 11:20 am

    You can’t fix stupidity.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 28, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Idiots and using cell phones while driving! Too bad the pole didn’t land on top of her!