Accidents reported in Atlantic


November 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Police report two accidents occurred over the holiday weekend, one of which resulted in minor injuries. An accident Thursday afternoon at 8th and Mulberry Streets caused $3,700 damage, but no one was hurt. Officials say a vehicle driven by Christina Russell, of Atlantic, was backing out of a parking stall at the Valley View Apartments, when her car struck the passenger side of a vehicle traveling west on 8th Street. The driver of the other vehicle was identified as Calvin Krause, of Atlantic. Russell was cited for moving a vehicle backward onto a highway.

The second accident happened Saturday morning near the Nishna Valley YMCA. Authorities say vehicles driven by Austin Van Aernam and Anne Darrow, of Atlantic, were traveling south on Linn Street  just before 8-a.m., and approaching the entrance to the YMCA. Van Aernam failed to stop in time, and ran into the back of Darrow’s vehicle, causing a total of $3,100 damage. Darrow, and a passenger in her car complained of neck pain and were checked out by Medivac personnel, but refused transport to the hospital. Van Aernam was cited by police for Failure to Maintain Control.