4 accidents reported in Harlan – no injuries


December 23rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following four separate accidents over the past week, in Harlan. According to the Harlan Police Department, three of the accidents happened on Tuesday. Officials say vehicles driven by Brittnee Boardman and Doris Towne, both of Harlan, collided in the 18-hundred block of Chatburn Avenue, causing $1,400 damage.

Ashley Arkfeld, of Harlan, reported to authorities her 2004 Chrysler was hit Monday while legally parked in the Chatburn Plaza parking lot. The damage was noticed as Arkfeld was leaving her place of employment. Damage from the incident amounted to $1,000.  That same day, a teal green pickup truck hit the right rear bumper of a 2002 Buick driven by Karen Gross, of Harlan, as Gross was traveling west on Morningview, just pass Veteran’s Auditorium. Damage from the incident amounted to $500.  The pickup and driver fled from the scene.

The fourth accident in Harlan happened on December 17th. Officials say a 2001 Nissan, driven by Jordan Henscheid, of Harlan, was traveling north on Utility Avenue, when the vehicle left the road and hit telephone poles and a concrete barrier, before rolling over once and coming to rest on a telephone pole. Henscheid’s vehicle sustained $5,000 damage, while damage to the utility poles, owned by the City of Harlan, amounted to $325.