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Mt. Pleasant man’s truck ends up in backyard after rear-ending FedEx truck

Apr 26, 2018
Photo by: Grace King

By Grace King, Mt. Pleasant News


A Mt. Pleasant man speeding down W. Clay St. Wednesday ended up in a resident’s backyard after rear-ending a FedEx truck and jumping the curb.

According to police reports, Douglas Adams, of Mt. Pleasant, was speeding down W. Clay St. in a 1995 GMC truck. Adams rear-ended a FedEx delivery truck, driven by Marck McSorley, of New London, crossed the street to the south and then jumped the curb, ending up in someone’s backyard.

Zach and Randee Duncan were driving in separate vehicles when they slowed down on W. Clay St. as they waited for a school bus to cross the intersection. They were preparing to turn onto N. Jefferson St. when Adams came “blaring” past Zach and Randee on the passenger’s side of their vehicles going “probably 55 or 60 miles per hour” Randee said.

Randee said they watched Adams blow through the stop sign at S. Jefferson St. and S. Jackson St. before rear-ending a FexEx vehicle near the intersection of S. White St. and propelling up a curb just before the intersection.

Randee said that when he stepped out of the vehicle, she could see Adams had blood coming from his head.

Zach and Randee’s vehicles were not hit. McSorley and Adams were taken by ambulance to Henry County Health Center. Injuries are unknown at this time. The accident remains under investigation.

The Adams’ vehicle was totaled and the estimated damage to the FedEx truck was approximately $5,000.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol, the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department and Henry County Health Center were at the scene.

The vehicles were towed by Breuer Towing and Newberry Towing.

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