One injured when pickup rear-ends car Monday, in Atlantic


March 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

One person suffered possible neck injuries during a collision between a pickup and a car Monday afternoon, in Atlantic. According to Police, 80-year old Lester Duede, of Cumberland, was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital, after the car he was driving was rear-ended by a pickup, on southwest 7th Street.

Duede was waiting to make a turn into a business driveway near 14th Street from southbound 7th Street just after 2-p.m., when his 2007 Chevy Cobalt was hit from behind by a 1997 Ford pickup, driven by 25-year old Dustin Applegate, of Oakland. The collision caused the car to spin around before it came to rest facing northbound.

Authorities say Applegate was cited for failure to maintain control. Damage from the crash amounted to approximately $6,000.