Five Injured In Separate Black Hawk County Incidents
Cedar Falls public safety officials are investigating an attempted robbery that ended with one person being shot over the weekend. The incident happened Saturday morning in the Five Seasons Mobile Home Park off Cedar Heights Drive.
Officials say the male victim was walking from a vehicle in the 5500 block of Peridot Road when he was approached by several people wearing masks. According to authorities, the masked suspects attempted to rob the man.
The man suffered a gunshot wound to the low extremities during the attempted robbery. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment by private vehicle.
Officials are looking for the suspects. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Cedar Falls public safety at 319-273-8612.
Four Hurt In Black Hawk County Accident
Also over the weekend, a four-vehicle, chain-reaction accident south of Waterloo sent four people to hospital. The crash happened Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 218 in front of the Pronto Convenience Store in Washburn.
According to Black Hawk County sheriff’s officials, a Kia rear-ended a Dodge Avenger that had stopped behind another vehicle that was making a turn into the convenience store. The impact of the crash pushed the Dodge into a Chevy Sport Utility Vehicle and trailer, which was making the turn. After the initial collision, the Kia turned and ran into the Chevy SUV, causing front end damage.
Authorities said three people were transported by ambulance to area hospitals with injuries, the extent of which they didn't disclose. A fourth person was taken to a hospital by private vehicle for assessment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Officials didn't identify anyone involved in the accident, which remains under investigation.