(UPDATE) 1 injured during rollover accident northwest of Atlantic


June 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An Atlantic teen was injured during a single-vehicle rollover accident northwest of Atlantic, this (Tuesday) morning.

Ford Ranger with extensive cab damage following rollover accident

The Iowa State Patrol reports 18-year old Branden M. Ballinger was traveling west on Highway 83 (the Marne Road) just before 10-a.m., when he lost control of the 1999 Ford Ranger pickup he was driving. Officials say the young man was putting a drink in a cup holder when the accident occurred.  When the truck drifted onto the shoulder, Ballinger overcorrected, sending the vehicle into the south ditch, where it rolled and came to rest on its wheels. The accident happened about one-quarter of a mile northwest of Glacier Road. Ballinger was transported by Medivac Ambulance to the Cass County Memorial Hospital, for treatment of minor injuries, which included shoulder pain.