Atlantic woman loses control of car..hits 2 vehicles


January 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An Atlantic woman was cited for Failure to Maintain Control, after her vehicle hit two parked vehicles Monday evening. According to Atlantic Police, Margery Johnson, of Atlantic, was parked in front of the News Telegraph building in the 400 block of Walnut. When she proceeded to back out of a parking stall, Johnson backed across the street and hit a legally parked vehicle registered to Dell Weaver, of Griswold. Her car then shot forward and hit another legally parked car, registered to Ed Leistad, of Atlantic. The accident happened at around 4:35-p.m., Monday.

Officials say Johnson left the scene of the incident after she hit the Leistad vehicle. Damage to the vehicles amounted to $8,000.