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Three-vehicle accident near Dresser results in minor injuries
On Tuesday, March 24, three vehicles were involved in an accident at the intersection of Highway 35 and 248th Street between Dresser and Osceola. Two of the drivers involved were transported to area hospitals with “non-incapacitating injuries.” All three vehicles were towed.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, the vehicle driven by Dawn Gourley, 38, of Osceola, was stopped while traveling southbound on Highway 35 and intending to turn eastbound on 248th Street while the vehicle driven by Christina Sirek, 35, also of Osceola, was driving northbound on Highway 35. The third vehicle, driven by Elaine Beauvais, 75, of Gordon, Wisc., struck Gourley’s vehicle in the rear, sending her into the northbound lane where she struck Sirek’s vehicle.
Witnesses on 248th Street told officers that Gourley’s vehicle was stopped for several seconds before the accident and investigation of the accident showed that there were no skidmarks, which indicated that Beauvais did not attempt to stop.
Beauvais was cited for inattentive driving by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department.