Man struck by vehicle on city’s west side


FORT MADISON – A 68-year old Fort Madison man suffered possible injuries after being struck by a car in the 4900 block of Avenue O Wednesday.

Fort Madison and Lee County rescue personnel responded to the scene just before 7 p.m. and found Larry Messerschmitt had crossed the street at an uncontrolled location, and was struck by a vehicle driven by Richard Gary Scott, 55, of Fort Madison.

According to police reports, Scott was headed eastbound in the left lane on Avenue O when Messerschmitt headed northbound across the street. Scott veered to the left to try and avoid the pedestrian, but police said Messerschmitt struck the passenger front side of the Scott’s 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier.

Messerschmitt bounced off the vehicle but was not run over. He was transported to Fort Madison Community Hospital complaining of hip pain and scrapes to his hands. No condition report on Messerschmitt is available per state privacy rules.

Scott’s vehicle came to rest in the westbound left-hand lane.

The report also indicated that no marking were left on the dirt covering Scotts vehicle, nor was any damage reported to the vehicle. No citations were issued at the scene.

3 thoughts on “Man struck by vehicle on city’s west side

  1. I knew this would happen.ive had to slow or change lanes too.he walks on road at west end of town because the city wont put sidewalks out there even tho alot more people walk out there than take their dogs to parks.
    the poor old mans wife is in nursing home and hes doing what he can at his age for money unlike many younger that do nothing.
    I really hope he is ok.

  2. He was crossing from the Shell Gas Station to the empty lot where the hotel used to be. He was not wearing reflective gear or anything to help drivers see him. He had to have known better. Its unfortunate that this happened but he will be okay and learn from this.

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