Atlantic Pursuit ends with injury accident Sunday morning


March 11th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(updated 4-p.m. 3-11-12 w/corrected vehicle description & pictures)

A traffic stop in the vicinity of 7th and Walnut early this (Sunday) morning ended with a chase and a crash on the west side of town.

Chevy HHR involved in chash & crash Sunday (3-11-12)

 Atlantic Police chased a silver Chevy HHR to an area just west of the Salvation Army Thrift Store on West 7th Street, where the vehicle went out of control and crashed into a large piece of agricultural equipment on the north side of 7th Street/Highway 6, belonging to Lindeman Tractor. The accident happened at around 3:35-a.m.

The male driver of the vehicle suffered trauma to his head, but was reportedly out of the vehicle and walking when Atlantic Rescue and Medivac were dispatched to the scene. The unidentified man was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police Chief Steve Green has confirmed the man was transported from CCMH by Lifenet Helicopter to Creighton University Hospital in Omaha.

2nd picture of HHR

 A report on his condition is not available from the hospital due to privacy restrictions. Green said additional information would be released Monday.

The incident remained under investigation, Sunday.