Atlantic youth injured in car-bicycle accident


August 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A five-year old Atlantic boy suffered minor injuries when the bicycle he was riding was hit by a car Monday evening, at 9th and Mulberry Streets. According to the Atlantic Police Department, a vehicle driven by Burton Conn, of Lewis, was traveling west on 9th Street and approaching Pine, when Curtis Meurer, of Atlantic, drove his bike out of a driveway at 904 East 9th, and attempted to cross the street. Officials say the boy failed to yield the right of way, and was struck by the car. The accident happened at around 5:45-p.m. Meurer was taken to the Cass County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

And, no injuries were reported following an accident Monday morning at 8th and Maple Streets in Atlantic. Officials say Heidi Smith, of Griswold, was cited for Failure to Yield upon entering a roadway, and for no proof of financial liability. According to the police department, a vehicle driven by Rosemarie Jones, of Atlantic, was traveling south in the 700 block of Maple Street and approaching the intersection, when Smith pulled away from the stop sign as she was headed west, and the vehicles collided. The accident happened at around 8:30-a.m. Damage from the crash amounted to $16,000.