Car hits woman before hitting a bank in Avoca


May 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A woman from Walnut was injured early Thursday afternoon when she was hit by a car that crashed into a bank in Avoca. Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Sgt. Dwayne Riche told KJAN News the incident happened at around 1:15-p.m., in front of the U-S Bank, in Avoca. He said the driver of a 1997 Buick LeSabre, 85-year old Dennis Allgood, of Omaha, was pulling into a parking stall in front of the bank, when his foot slipped-off the brake and onto the gas pedal.The car jumped the curb and struck a pedestrian.

Sarah Nelson, age 32, of Walnut, was hit and knocked over by the car, which continued across the sidewalk and hit the front of the bank, causing an estimated $100 damage. Nelson was transported by Avoca Rescue to Myrtue Memoral Hospital in Harlan, for treatment of back pain, left arm and right leg injuries. Sgt. Riche said the woman’s injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Allgood was cited by authorities for Failure to Maintain Control. His vehicle sustained an estimated $5,000 damage.