Charles City, Iowa – On Monday, the Charles City Police Department responded to numerous crashes on Brantingham Bridge due to slick conditions.
The first crash, reported at 8:02am involved a 1995 Jeep driven by 37 year old Jamie Cook of Floyd who changed lanes due to another accident and struck a 2008 Chevrolet truck being driven by 58 year old Connie Schoenfeldt of Floyd. Estimated damage to both vehicles was estimated at $4,500.
The second crash, reported at 8:07am involved a 2004 GMC Envoy operated by 42 year old Melinda Scribner of Nashua who lost control and struck a 2000 Dodge Intrepid driven by 16 year old Britney Holthaus of Plainfield. Scribner was cited for failure to maintain control and driving with a suspended license. Total damage to both vehicles was estimated at $12,000.
The third crash, reported at 9:00am was a single vehicle accident. A 2005 KIA Sorento driven by 15 year old Nicholas Litterer of Charles City spun out and struck the side of the bridge. Damage to his vehicle was estimated at $750.
Street crews were able to salt the bridge and no further accidents were reported however officers remind the public to drive slow and allow extra time to reach your destination.