On October 9th, 2022, at 1:11 PM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigated a two vehicle accident in the 4700 block of 460th avenue (Hwy 4). John Podmeyer (31) of Des Moines, was driving a 2022 Mercedes Benz C300 southbound in the 4700 block of Highway 4. Brady Bailey (28) of Algona was driving a 2016 Cadillac Escalade northbound in the 4700 block of Highway 4. Due to inattentiveness, Podmeyer’s vehicle crossed the center line and began driving on the northbound lane. To avoid collision, Bailey attempted to drive his vehicle to the shoulder but his vehicle was ultimately struck in the rear driver’s side quarter panel by Podmeyer’s vehicle. There was an estimated $2,000 damage done to Podmeyer’s vehicle and an estimated $2,000 damage done to Bailey’s vehicle. There were no injuries reported in the accident. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited John Podmeyer for Driving on the Wrong Side of the Roadway, a Simple Misdemeanor.
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