2 accidents in Atlantic, Monday


July 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following two separate accidents Monday, in Atlantic. The Atlantic Police Department says the first accident took place at around 10-a.m., at the intersection of 14th Street and Roosevelt Drive, when vehicles driven by Larry Reimer and Stacey Mauk, both of Atlantic, collided, after Mauk failed to yield. The crash occurred as Reimer was traveling east on 14th Street, and Mauk was traveling south on Roosevelt Drive. Mauk was cited for Failure to Yield upon entering a through highway. Damage from the accident amounted to $3,000.

The second accident happened at around 12:10-p.m., when Michelle James, of Atlantic, became distracted as she was traveling south in the 11-hundred block of Plum Street. Her convertible left the road and hit a light pole, before hitting a moped parked in a yard at 1107 Plum. Damage to the moped, owned by Richard Ryan, was estimated at $800. The City of Atlantic light pole also sustained $800 damage during the mishap. James’ vehicle sustained $3,000 damage. No citations were issued.