Audubon Co accidents


June 27th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Only minor injuries were reported following a motorcycle accident Thursday evening in Audubon County. According to the Sheriff’s Department, 30-year old Steven Robert Pedersen, of Atlantic, was injured when he was thrown from the off-road motorcycle he was riding, after he collided with the side of a passing vehicle. The accident happened at around 6-p.m., on Pheasant Avenue, near 130th Street.

Officials say 40-year old Kasey Jean Mora, of Audubon, was traveling behind Pedersen’s 2008 Chukeda X Racer cycle and in the process of passing it, when Pedersen veered into the side of her 2006 Chevy Impala. Damage from the accident amounted to $1,400. Pedersen was charged with operating a non-registered motor vehicle, driving under suspension, and driving left of center.

A separate accident happened Saturday night, on Highway 71 near the intersection with Highway 44, in Audubon County. Sheriff’s officials say 42-year old Conda Marie Dennis, of Audubon, was traveling south on Highway 71, when her 1987 Olds Cutless entered the shoulder and the woman tried to drive back onto the road.

Her actions caused her to lose control of the car, which hit a cement guard rail. No injuries were reported. Damage to the vehicle amounted to $2,000.