Atlantic woman injured during crash Wed. evening


October 11th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports a collision between a pickup and a car Wednesday evening in the 200 block of West 7th Street resulted in an Atlantic woman being sent to the hospital. Officials say vehicles driven by Dennis Phillips and Marjorie Bell, both of Atlantic, were traveling west on 7th Street at around 5:10-p.m., when Bell slowed to turn right into an alley between Locust and Poplar Streets. As she slowed down, her car was hit from behind by Phillips’ pickup. The collision caused the car to travel west of the alley and into a tree. Bell, who was reportedly trapped in the vehicle for a short time after the crash, was transported to the Cass County Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. No citations were issued. Damage to Bell’s vehicle amounted to $10,000, while Phillips’ truck sustained $1,500 damage.