3 accidents in Atlantic, Friday


November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department says no injuries were reported following three accidents that occurred on Friday. Officials say Shirley Lemke, of Adair, was cited for Failure to Yield upon making a left turn, after her vehicle collided with one driven by Brian Masteller, of Wiota. The accident happened at around 3-p.m. Friday, at the intersection of Highways Six and 71. Damage from the crash amounted to $14,000.

The second accident happened at around 6:45-p.m. on Highway 6, near the intersection with Park Drive. Officials say a vehicle driven by Nathan Grieshaber, of Atlantic, struck a deer. The mishap caused $1,500 damage.

And, an accident at around 9:25-p.m. in the Wal-Mart parking lot caused $5,700 damage. Atlantic Police say a vehicle driven by Richard McManis, of Red Oak, was pulling a trailer clipped a legally parked vehicle owned by Joshua Peach, of Anita. The accident happened as McManis was traveling south through the parking lot, and attempted to cut across a row. In doing so, he turned too sharply, causing the trailer to clip the right rear of Peachs’ vehicle. No citations were issued.

(9-a.m. News)