A Dallas Center teenager was arrested Sunday in connection with a hit-and-run accident involving a car and a motorcycle east of Dallas Center Saturday afternoon.
Alyssa Mae Rose Pollock, 19, of Dallas Center was charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident and issued a citation for failure to yield upon left turn.
The incident occurred about 3:30 p.m. on Iowa Highway 44 (240th Street) near County Road R22 (T Avenue) about two miles east of Dallas Center.
According to Dallas County Sgt. Ryan Bowers, the motorcycle was traveling westbound on Iowa Highway 44, and Pollock was traveling eastbound on Iowa Highway 44 in a Chevrolet Malibu.
The evidence suggests that Pollock turned left or northward into the oncoming motorcycle at County Road R22 (T Avenue). The collision tore the bumper from Pollock’s vehicle, but she proceeded to her residence, where sheriff’s deputies located her shortly afterward.
Two victims were transported by Dallas County EMS to MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines with serious injuries, Bowers said.
“The riders are my in laws,” the victims’ family member said on Facebook Saturday. “We are at the hospital: broken bones, staples and stitches in their heads, lots of road rash and bruising.”
The family member said that “both will heal with time but will be okay! Thank you to everyone for praying for them! It means a lot to our family!”
Pollock is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $4,287.88 cash or surety bond. She is scheduled to make an initial appearance Monday in Dallas County District Court.
Pollock was convicted of speeding twice in 2017.
The Dallas Center First Responders and Dallas Center Volunteer Fire Department also responded to Saturday’s mishap.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.