Man and child injured in an accident NW of Atlantic, Saturday


June 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Two people,  and adult male and a child were injured during a single vehicle accident Saturday afternoon, northwest of Atlantic. The accident happened on Highway 173, about one-half mile north of Eastland Road, or about 2-miles north of the intersection of Highway 173 and 83, at around 3:25-p.m..

According to dispatch reports, an approximately 45-year old male was trapped in the vehicle. The 4-year old male child was in the back seat, in a child safety seat. The man was freed from the vehicle by crews with Atlantic Fire and Rescue. He suffered head and back injuries, but was conscious and communicating with rescuers when they arrived. He was flown by LifeNet helicopter to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. The child was transported by Medivac Ambulance to the Cass County Memorial Hospital, with what were described as minor injuries.

Marne First Responders were also called to the scene to offer assistance, along with Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies. Highway 173 was blocked to through traffic for nearly an hour.