Man Accidentally Backs into FMPD Vehicle

There was a multiple vehicle accident in the 3400 Block of Avenue Q in Ft. Madison on Wednesday. Just after 2pm, a deputy with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an accident involving a Fort Madison Police Department Vehicle.

The deputy observed a FMPD Vehicle disabled with right front-end damage, and a red Ford with damage to the left rear. After speaking with both individuals, the driver of the Ford was identified as Manuel Salazar. He had told the deputy that he pulled out of his parking spot and started driving eastbound but put the car into reverse to speak with his friend, and subsequently wrecked into the squad car.

The FMPD vehicle was towed from the scene and the Ford was pulled off the roadway and left on scene. No airbags were deployed and no injuries were reported. Manuel Salazar was cited for unsafe backing.