-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson
Orlando Peace, a Fort Dodge firefighter, holds pieces of the broken Visions Auto Glass sign along Fifth Avenue South Friday. The driver of a gray Toyota crashed into a stop sign attached to a street sign and the Visions Auto Glass sign before crashing into a brick wall in the parking lot, according to Capt. Ryan Gruenberg, of the Fort Dodge Police Department. No one was seriously injured in the crash, Gruenberg reported. “Lucky, when you look at the damage here,” Gruenberg said. “Taking out that sign is pretty significant.” Gruenberg said a couple of nurses who saw the accident responded to make sure everyone was OK. According to the accident reports, Mark Huffman, 51, of Fort Dodge, was driving a red Ford Focus eastbound on Fifth Avenue South. Gary Wilson, 56, of Fort Dodge, was also driving eastbound alongside Huffman in a gray Toyota Camry. Another vehicle in front of them was attempting to turn onto South 18th Street. That vehicle had its turn signal on and was yielding for traffic. Then, Wilson attempted to get by and began to swerve. According to reports, Wilson hit the front driver side corner of Huffman’s vehicle and continued on before hitting the brick wall. The Toyota had significant damage to the front end. Wilson was cited for failure to maintain control. The Fort Dodge Fire Department and Fort Dodge Police Department were on scene.