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Accident at Hy-Vee leads to minor injuries

By Staff | Jun 22, 2017

A car went through the window at the Estherville HyVee Thursday morning.

Two people suffered minor injuries after a vehicle went through the front of the Estherville Hy-Vee store Thursday morning.

According to Estherville police, officers were dispatched to the store at 1221 Central Avenue at around 8:46 a.m.

Upon arrival, they observed a white 1995 Chevy Lumina driven by Robert Stump of Estherville inside of the Hy-Vee store and damage to the outside and inside of the store.

After speaking with witnesses, officers determined that the vehicle operated by Stump was attempting to leave the parking area. After placing the vehicle into drive, Stump accelerated into a parked unattended vehicle owned by John and Joan Swanson of Estherville and then continued through the front of the store. The vehicle then spun around inside of the store before coming to rest after striking a steel support beam.

Stump was cited for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle and he did not sustain any injuries during the incident. Two individuals from inside of the store, Jimmie Jackson of Graettinger and Diana Vonhagen of Estherville, were transported to Avera Holy Family for non-incapacitating injuries.

Damages to Stump’s vehicle were estimated at around $3,500. Damages to Swanson’s vehicle were listed at $3,500. Damages to the store were estimated at around $20,000. The Estherville Police Department was assisted on scene by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, Estherville Ambulance Service, and the Estherville Fire Department.