(Swea City) – Minor injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision in northern Kossuth County Sunday afternoon.
The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office says at around 4 p.m., 86-year-old Mervin Johnson of Armstrong was traveling westbound on 480th Street in a 2014 Ford F-150 Supercrew Truck. Johnson had stopped at the intersection with County Road P20, about 5 miles northwest of Swea City. As Johnson entered the intersection, his vehicle was struck by a southbound 2019 Kia Sorento, driven by Lisa Hardman of Algona.
Johnson told deputies that he had looked both ways and simply did not see Hardman’s vehicle approaching as he entered the intersection.
Hardman and a passenger in her vehicle reported minor injuries at the scene, but both declined further medical treatment.
Damage to Johnson’s truck was estimated at $6,000, while damage to Hardman’s vehicle was estimated at $40,000. Johnson was cited for failure to obey a stop sign, and will have to have his vision retested by DOT personnel.