Three accidents reported Thursday in Atlantic


October 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Police say no injuries were reported following three separate accidents Thursday. The first took place just before 10-a.m., at the intersection of Highways 6 and 71. Officials say vehicles driven by Atlantic residents Pauline Elming and Charles T. Smith, were traveling east on Highway 6 and passing through the intersection, when Elming began to slow down and was rear-ended by the Smith vehicle. Damage from the accident amounted to $3,000. No citations were issued.

The second, chain reaction accident happened just after Noon, Thursday, at the intersection of 7th and Olive Streets. According to Atlantic Police, vehicles driven by Christina Blake, of Wiota, Kelsey Schmidt, of Massena, and Amanda Lovejoy, of Atlantic, collided as all three were traveling east on 7th Street.  The Blake and Schmidt vehicles were stopped at the traffic light at 7th and Olive, when Lovejoy failed to stop in time. Her vehicle hit the back of Schmidt’s car, which was shoved forward into the back of Blake’s vehicle. Damage from the mishap amounted to $4,300. Officials say Lovejoy was cited for Failure to Maintain Control and/or reduce speed.

Thursday’s third accident happened just before 2-p.m., at 5th and Olive Streets in Atlantic. Officials say vehicles driven by Judith Camblin and Merlin Eshelman, both of Atlantic, collided when Camblin failed to observe a stop sign as she was traveling east on 5th Street. Her car collided at the intersection with Eshelman’s vehicle, as he was headed north on Olive. The damage amounted to $6,500.  Judith Camblin was cited following the accident investigation, for Failure to Obey a Stop or Yield sign.