Fatality after car - bicycle accident
Isaiah Munn, 15, rural Osceola, died following after the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car Sept. 26 in the Town of Osceola.
According to the Polk County Sheriff, the dispatch center received the call just before 8 a.m. of a motor vehicle and pedestrian (bicyclist) crash on County Road M, just to the west of Mulligan Drive, in the Town of Osceola.
Upon arrival of the Osceola Police Department and Sheriff’s Deputies, it was learned that Munn had been traveling out of a driveway and facing north bound onto County Road M to travel to the west on County Road M. At that time, a vehicle was traveling east bound on County Road M, approaching that driveway.
When Munn entered onto the County Road M, he traveled into the path of the east bound vehicle. The vehicle impacted the left side of the bicyclist. Munn was thrown from the bicycle and redirected to the north and east. He tumbled into the north ditch where he came to rest.
The driver of the motor vehicle continued to travel east on County Road M and pulled over after the collision. The driver indicated that the bicyclist pulled out in front of her and she was not able to see him until it was too late. She did indicate that environmental factors made it difficult to see.
Munn was transported to the Osceola Medical Center where he later died.
Assisting the Polk County Sheriff’s Office with the crash were the Osceola Police Department, the Dresser Police Department, the Allied Fire Department and First Responders, the Osceola Area Ambulance Service, and the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office.